DST Health Solutions Forms Alliance With Health Data Vision to Improve HEDIS Reporting and Quality of Care for Payers

Integrated Solution Streamlines Medical Records Collection and Analysis

Aug 17, 2010, 12:04 ET from DST Health Solutions, LLC

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- DST Health Solutions, LLC, today announced a business alliance with Health Data Vision, Inc. (HDVI) to integrate HDVI's Medical Records Collection and Analysis (MRCS) system with DST Health Solutions' CareAnalyzer® solution. CareAnalyzer is a comprehensive analytics software suite that combines elements of patient risk, care opportunities and provider performance. The solution is designed to help health plans improve care management and meet reporting requirements for the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®).

MRCS enables health plans to identify, retrieve and integrate medical records data into health plan performance metrics. Using clinically verified data, plans are better able to complete HEDIS reporting requirements from The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to measuring the quality of America's health care.

"Our alliance with DST Health Solutions is a significant milestone," said Michael Klotz, president and CEO of Health Data Vision, Inc. "We are excited about the channel opportunities this opens for HDVI. By seamlessly integrating DST Health Solutions' CareAnalyzer and our MRCS system, health plans will not only experience a truly innovative solution, but also the benefits of combining a data- and process-centric approach. Together, we now provide the market-leading solution for comprehensive health plan analytics, efficient process management, scalability, transparency and data security."

The integration of MRCS with CareAnalyzer helps health plans ensure efficient and accurate submission of HEDIS results. DST Health Solutions participates annually in NCQA's HEDIS Software Certification program, a precise, automated testing regimen that verifies software compliance with HEDIS specifications, and satisfies the source code review portion of the HEDIS Compliance Audit™.

"As we enter a new era in healthcare, recent reforms make it imperative that health plans employ sophisticated analytics to measure effectiveness and prove value to employers and members," said Steve Sabino, president of DST Health Solutions. "CareAnalyzer, with the integration of MRCS, helps plans consistently measure the effectiveness of acute, chronic and preventive care."

About Health Data Vision, Inc.

Health Data Vision, Inc. provides comprehensive solutions for the collection and analysis of medical records and health data. Its flagship product is the patented Medical Records Collection System (MRCS), which provides a flexible, comprehensive and scalable platform to address specific needs of payers, providers and medical research. Its process-centric approach provides state-of-the art automation, quality checks and analytics. The revolutionary approach to handling medical records collection and IT operations also earned the company to be recognized as "environmentally conscious" for significantly lowering paper use and carbon emissions by the Global Response Institute.

About DST Health Solutions

DST Health Solutions, LLC delivers systems and services that help improve efficiency, reduce operational costs, increase speed to market, and facilitate medical cost management and price containment. Our clients include commercial health plans, consumer-directed plans, government plans (Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D and Medicaid) and physician practices. DST Health Solutions' enterprise applications and outsourcing services include claims processing, member and provider management, benefit plan management, new product development, care management and medical management, and decision support/analytics. DST Health Solutions is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DST Systems, Inc. For more information about DST Health Solutions, contact 800.272.4799, email inforequests@dsthealthsolutions.com or visit www.dsthealthsolutions.com.

HEDIS® is a registered trademark of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

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