SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Acupera today announced that St. Vincent Health, a 22-hospital system based in Indiana, sponsored by Ascension Health, is implementing a pilot project with Acupera to improve patient care through real-time population health management. Acupera is a population health analytics and clinical workflow management platform designed as an engine for team care.
St. Vincent Health is adopting leading-edge technology solutions like Acupera as part of its mission to adapt to new and emerging healthcare models like accountable care. With Acupera, St. Vincent Health will provide transitional care management to patients leaving institutional care, identify and proactively manage patients with complex chronic conditions and transition to patient-centric team care.
"Acupera enables our care teams to collaborate virtually, from anywhere, to identify and remedy gaps in patient care and ensure optimal outcomes," said Dr. Bruce Bethancourt, chief medical officer of St. Vincent Medical Group. "Breakthrough technologies like Acupera ensure that we continue to deliver on our commitment to help patients improve their overall health with care that will make a lasting positive difference in their lives."
Initially, St. Vincent Health is implementing Acupera at one of its physician practices within the St. Vincent Medical Group, the hospital system's multi-specialty provider entity. With successful implementation, St. Vincent Health will continue to evaluate opportunities to expand the use of Acupera within its hospital system.
"By embracing intelligent workflow-based population health and care management technologies like Acupera, providers like St. Vincent Health are well poised to both reduce costs and positively impact long-term patient care outcomes in their communities," said Dr. Ronald Razmi, chief executive officer of Acupera.
Acupera enables real-time population health management through analytics and clinical workflow management tools that improve effectiveness and efficiency of the medical team. The company's care management platform is designed to integrate seamlessly within existing workflows, effectively mining existing electronic medical records to elevate the most important data relevant to improving overall population health management. With its patient- and user-friendly interface, Acupera is uniquely suited not only to meet the evolving needs of care management teams, but also to engage local patient populations in self-care. For more information, please visit www.acupera.com.
About St. Vincent Health
St. Vincent Health is a nonprofit, spiritually-centered health system, sponsored by Ascension Health of St. Louis, MO., the nation's largest Catholic health system. St. Vincent Health is one of Indiana's largest employers with 22 health ministries serving central and southern Indiana. The 132-year-old health system delivers high quality, compassionate care in service areas such as cardiovascular, womens, childrens, neurosciences, cancer care, orthopedics, bariatrics, primary care, emergency medicine, imaging, general surgery and long-term acute care. For more information, visit www.stvincent.org.