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MEDITECH COLLABORATES WITH ARCADIA TO STRENGTH EHR: Electronic health record (EHR) vendor MEDITECH is collaborating with Arcadia Healthcare Solutions, the population health management firm, to strengthen its population health management offering by integrating new data into its web-based EHR system. Arcadia aggregates data from over 40 EHR vendors and claims databases. Using this data, physicians are able to get a more complete picture of a patient's history. Under this agreement, Arcadia is expected to focus on aggregating data that is related to claims and risk stratification, such as risk scores and gaps in care, into MEDITECH's Web EHR.
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Having access to Arcadia's data portfolio will help MEDITECH's users improve the care of their patients. For example, risk scores, which calculate the likelihood of an individual experiencing a certain outcome, such as an emergency admission or the development of a serious illness, can be powerful tools for healthcare professionals. Providers can use these scores to adjust interventions, and estimate costs in order to prevent patients from developing more serious conditions.
As the healthcare systems transition towards a value-based reimbursement structure, being able to improve patient outcomes will help the financial viability of providers. Value-based reimbursement structure incentivizes positive outcomes rather than the volume of patients seen or services rendered. And as more healthcare systems move to this model — the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has already made a commitment to tie 90% of Medicare payments to a value model by 2018 — EHR solutions that provide the tools to improve...
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