|[January 10, 2013]
Halfpenny Technologies integrates clinical decision support platform to enable Health Plans to improve chronic care
BLUE BELL, Pa. --(Business Wire)--
Halfpenny Technologies has selected Patient Engagement Systems' (PES)
platform as a feature enhancement to its ITF-HUB solution, a cloud-based
clinical data exchange solution enabling health plans to access members'
clinical data from a wide variety of hospital and commercial labs
through only one data connection. The enhanced solution will now
leverage PES' expertise in developing patient centric clinical decision
support tools and utilities for member engagement, enabling health plan
clients to manage chronic care programs down to the clinic level to
improve quality and cost.
Halfpenny CEO Tim Kowalski commented, "We are pleased to be partnering
with PES to further enhance our unique clinical data exchange offering
to Health Plans. As Health Plans strive to improve the quality of care
of their members and reduce their cost, they need improved tools and
data to make the right decisions at the right time. Our ITF-HUB
solution, which will now have PES' modeling capabilities imbedded,
offers Health Plans the best solution to solve their quality of care and
Halfpenny's proven method of clinical data capture, aggregation,
normalization and archive & retrieval are being used to bridge the gap
between claims information and discrete clinical data. Additional
benefits of the collaborative solution for Health Plans include:
Improves management of patients with chronic diseases can help drive
reduced costs and support overall population health.
Provides significantly more complete actionable information than plans
and ACOs receive today.
Combines claims and chart data can help improve peformance on
Medicare Five-Star Ratings, NCQA, and HEDIS scores.
Better supports shared savings and risk based collaborations.
Benchmarks performance within and across regions.
Enables high performers to use core capabilities to better leverage
laboratory data in a meaningful way.
"We are very excited to be partnering with a leading provider of data
interoperability and health care intelligences services," explains
Stanley Goldstein, President and CEO of Patient Engagement Systems.
"With health organizations assuming more financial risk for the total
health of their patients, we expect the growing urgency to improve care
coordination for chronic care patients to increase dramatically over the
next few years. For Accountable Care Organizations, this will be a
Halfpenny Technologies will be attending the 2013 Annual HIMSS
Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans, LA on March 3-7; and
representatives will be available in booth #5223 to discuss this lab
data interface solution.
About Halfpenny Technologies
Halfpenny Technologies Inc. provides clinical laboratories, hospitals,
health plans, health information exchanges and EHR vendors with a cloud
based, secure, scalable, vendor-neutral clinical data exchange platform.
Our proven track record of providing advanced features, rapid
implementation, reliable technology infrastructure and LOINC mapping
enables laboratories and hospitals to win new clients and better compete
in the HITECH era; health plans to improve HEDIS reporting and STAR (News - Alert)
ratings, increase revenue and support population-based initiatives; and
EHR vendors to include CPOE and results delivery in their solutions and
meet Meaningful Use certification requirements.
To learn more about Halfpenny Technologies visit the web site: www.halfpenny.com.
About Patient Engagement Systems®
PES' technology creates patient engagement by enhancing communication
between patient and caregiver and by delivering guideline based decision
support to health-care providers. The PES system has demonstrated
improved health outcomes and reduced costs in National Institutes of
Health clinical study. PES has helped thousands of patients, physicians,
and other care givers in Vermont, New York, California and Texas.
Clients include physician organizations, health plans, public health
agencies, and managed care organizations. PES technology is the only
chronic care management and patient engagement platform that has
demonstrated effectiveness in an NIH funded study. The PES program
received URAC's 2011 Bronze Award for Best Practices in Health Care
Consumer Empowerment and Protection.
For more information about PES, visit www.patientengagementsystems.com
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