BOSTON, Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- QPID Health, which helps hospitals and medical groups achieve their quality goals by generating actionable patient facts from electronic health records, today announced that Partners HealthCare has signed the Company to an expanded enterprise-wide software and services agreement. Over the next two years, Partners HealthCare will roll out QPID Health solutions across all 10 of its hospitals and associated physician organizations. QPID will integrate with Partners eCare, an Epic-based system for clinical and administrative functions, as well as legacy systems.
"Partners HealthCare has made a significant investment in our Epic electronic health record," said Jim Noga, Chief Information Officer, Partners HealthCare System. "QPID's software will be fully integrated with Partners eCare and helping to ensure that we optimize our investment."
Timothy Ferris, MD, Vice President of Population Health shared: "Effectively using patient data for quality reporting and optimal patient outcomes is increasingly important as we move towards value-based care. QPID Health software, which we are now deploying to all of our hospitals, will help to ensure appropriate use of high-cost, high-volume surgical procedures. This agreement will help provide our physicians with the specific patient information that they need to attest to use of evidence-based guidelines. Not only is this the right thing to do for patients, it also reduces costs where we share risk with government and commercial payers."
Gregg Meyer, Chief Clinical Officer at Partners HealthCare added: "By removing the burden of slogging through a very high volume of digital data, QPID Health helps enable better care decisions and understand where we stand in terms of achieving our quality goals."
Massachusetts General Hospital began using the first generation of QPID software nearly 10 years ago. Partners has realized tremendous return on investment over the years from eliminating unnecessary cancellations, protecting patient safety, improved utilization management, and earning CMS bonuses and avoiding penalties.
Mike Doyle, QPID Health President and CEO, stated: "Despite widespread industry adoption, the majority of data contained within EHRs remains unstructured and difficult to use for reporting and at the point-of-care. Leveraging all the data from within the EHR is an imperative as momentum towards lowering costs while improving outcomes builds. Partners HealthCare has been a longtime and invaluable partner to QPID and we are proud to expand our relationship."
About Partners HealthCare:
Partners HealthCare is an integrated health system founded by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to its two academic medical centers, the Partners system includes community and specialty hospitals, a managed care organization, community health centers, a physician network, home health and long-term care services, and other health care entities. Partners HealthCare is committed to patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community. Partners is one of the nation's leading biomedical research organizations and a principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Partners HealthCare is a non-profit organization.
About QPID Health:
QPID Health helps hospitals and medical groups protect revenue, decrease costs and achieve their quality goals with software that generates actionable information from patient records. QPID Health's clinical reasoning software combines advanced natural language processing (NLP), clinical logic, and machine learning to generate patient facts from information found anywhere and in any format in longitudinal health records (including structured data fields and narrative notes). Our applications streamline quality reporting, clinical registry submissions, and utilization management.
With 8500 active users across major integrated delivery networks including Partners HealthCare, Providence Health & Services, Sharp HealthCare and Sutter Health, and over 10 years of use in demanding clinical settings, QPID Health software is clinician proven and scalable. In just the past three years the software has analyzed 318 million clinical documents for 1.6 million unique patients.
For more information about QPID Health, please visit www.qpidhealth.com
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