HARRISBURG, Pa., March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Geneia announced today an agreement to establish the company's advanced analytics solution throughout the 22 practices of the Physicians' Alliance, Ltd. (PAL) to enable its physicians and patient care teams to more easily improve the quality and cost of care for its 526,000 patients.
"At PAL, we've long been at the forefront of bringing quality innovations to our patients, achieving the highest level of Patient-Centered Medical Home designation faster and more efficiently than our peers. That's why we're proud to be the first physician practice in Pennsylvania to deploy Geneia's advanced analytics and insights platform to benefit our patients," said Lee Meyers, PAL's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
Geneia's analytics platform integrates clinical, claims, and utilization data as well as clinical outcomes and benefit information to provide 'one holistic view' of each patient, enabling clients like PAL to easily identify and fulfill patient care opportunities. In less than 20 minutes on the platform, one of Geneia's clients found:
- 10 patients with more than $100,000 in medical costs who had not been seen by their primary care physician in more than 12 months
- One patient currently in the hospital who had 13 prior admissions as well as more than 200 specialty visits and 150 prescriptions
- A list of patients discharged from the hospital in the past 10 days
- Two physician practices with significantly higher prescription costs than its peers along with actionable information to remedy the situation
"As a practicing family physician, I know firsthand that the demands on physicians are unending. With Geneia, we're giving our physicians a tool that easily fits into their existing workflow and easily yields information and insights to help us meet the needs of patient populations while personalizing the time and care offered to higher need patients," said Dr. Michael W. Warren, President of PAL.
"At Geneia, we understand the challenges facing today's physicians – they're swimming in data, juggling as many as 30-40 patient visits in one day, feeling like the business and regulation of healthcare has changed the practice of medicine for the worse. Yet they want to create meaningful relationships with their patients, which is why they entered the practice of medicine in the first place," said Mark Caron, CEO of Geneia. "That's why we created an analytics platform that, in the words of one medical director, provides the means to 'optimize clinical outcomes, identify and close cost-avoidance opportunities, and help care teams work with each other and the patient to improve and coordinate care.'"
ABOUT THE PHYSICIANS' ALLIANCE, LTD.
Physicians' Alliance, Ltd. (PAL) is a multi-specialty, multi-location, physician-owned healthcare organization headquartered in Lancaster County, PA. PAL is dedicated to providing excellent patient care and efficient utilization of healthcare resources to our community. We continuously work with payers, health systems, community providers, and other healthcare professionals to improve upon the quality of care being provided to our patients and to seek ways to provide the highest levels of care at affordable prices. Our providers pride themselves in achieving the highest scores in quality measurements while being able to provide reasonable cost care to our community. PAL continuously seeks to improve its model of care to exceed expectation of patients, insurers, and other healthcare constituents. For more information, visit physiciansallianceltd.com.
Geneia specializes in the development of advanced clinical, analytical, and technical solutions for healthcare. Our dedicated team of physicians, nurses, technologists, analytics experts, and business professionals brings significant experience in all aspects of healthcare to create solutions that improve healthcare cost, quality, and accessibility. Geneia helps hospitals, physicians, health plans, brokers, employers, and consumers succeed in the post healthcare reform environment. The company has offices in Harrisburg, PA and Concord, NH. To learn more, visit geneia.com or connect with us Twitter and LinkedIn.