PISCATAWAY, N.J., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IGI Health (www.igihealth.com), a leading provider of collaborative health care IT and reporting solutions, today announced their partnership with Barnabas Health, New Jersey's largest not for profit health system and one of the Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) selected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in New Jersey. IGI Health will provide Barnabas Health their ORBIT® ACO Solution Suite, a powerful technology platform that will enable Barnabas Health to leverage its existing data assets and those of its ACO partners to improve population health, coordinate care, track program-specific quality and financial metrics, reduced expenditures and measure physician performance.
"We are very excited to build a meaningful relationship with Barnabas Health" says Tom Gregorio, COO of IGI Health. "We believe in the ACO model for improving the efficiency and quality of care, and our goal is to help Barnabas succeed by providing the most innovative ACO technology services available."
IGI Health and its ACO partners, ADVantis™ and NJ-HITEC, will provide Barnabas Health with the tools they need to identify gaps in care, variances, cost drivers, cost trends, and other significant clinical and financial factors that influence the costs of an ACO. The ORBIT® ACO Solution Suite is a comprehensive group of solutions that can track quality and cost of care under any number of financial arrangements and payers.
"Barnabas Health's partnership with IGI Health demonstrates our shared commitment to improving the health and well being of patients in Northern and Central New Jersey," said Dr. Anthony D. Slonim, CMO and President of the Barnabas Health ACO. "Through this partnership with IGI, we will advance our goal of achieving an integrated system of care where patient experience, outcome and quality come first."
The ORBIT® ACO Solution Suite is a state-of-the-art, secure and efficient solution, which is designed to support ACOs as well as physician groups, Medicare and Medicaid with data exchange and integration needs.
About Barnabas Health
Barnabas health is the largest not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system in New Jersey and one of the largest in the nation, with more than two million patient visits and delivery of more than 17,600 babies annually. The system includes six acute care hospitals, two children's hospitals, a freestanding behavioral health center, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state's largest behavioral health network and comprehensive home care and hospice programs. As the second-largest private employer in New Jersey, Barnabas Health includes 18,200 employees and 4,600 physicians – or one-fifth of the actively practicing physicians in New Jersey.
To learn more, visit www.barnabashealth.org.
About IGI Health
IGI Health is a woman-owned business enterprise which provides collaborative health care IT and reporting solutions. IGI has over 5,000 physician offices connected to our portal technologies around the country. IGI has seamless connectivity to major hospital systems, such as Siemens, Cerner and Epic and are also connect to all of the top 12 physician EMR vendors. Currently IGI's solutions cover more than 100,000 beneficiaries.
To learn more, visit www.igihealth.com.
ADVantis™ supports a 14 hospital Pioneer ACO since December 2011, which includes both employed and independent providers. ADVantis™ currently manages 1 Pioneer ACO and 6 MSSP ACOs as well as the workload of over 200,000 beneficiaries.
To learn more, visit www.advantis.us.
NJ-HITEC is the most successful Regional Extension Center (REC) in the country, with over 7,000 physician members and is connected to the leading EMR vendors nationally. They provide both nursing and clinical technology experts to help educate, transform and execute on the ACO deadlines in physician practices.
To learn more, visit www.njhitec.org.
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