UHC Launches Pilot of Automated Data Intake Program with NYU Langone Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic

Sep 03, 2013, 11:22 ET from UHC

CHICAGO, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UHC has partnered with Meddius to offer the new Automated Data Intake (ADI) Program, which will automatically extract data from UHC members' information technology systems, seamlessly transfer the data to UHC, and translate data from disparate systems so that it can be compared. Developed for hospitals to easily submit and access both administrative and clinical data, the ADI Program will initially be deployed at two leading healthcare Information Technology centers - NYU Langone Medical Center in New York and Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.

"NYU Langone Medical Center has had a long standing history of partnering with UHC on continuous process improvement," said Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, senior vice president and vice dean, chief of hospital operations, at NYU Langone Medical Center. "This is an exciting opportunity to pilot the new Automated Intake Data submission methodology, which will enable timely submission and receipt of clinically relevant, actionable data to further enhance the delivery of patient care in a cost efficient manner."   

The ADI Program is expected to save valuable labor time at UHC member organizations by eliminating the manual transfer of data and granting more timely access to much more accurate patient outcome benchmarks. In addition, instant access to their customized data warehouses will allow senior-level executives to analyze trends and more efficiently guide operational and clinical decisions.

"We are thrilled to be at the forefront of this technological advancement.  ADI raises the bar for rapid improvement and innovation in health care," said Steve Meurer, PhD, MBA, MHS, UHC senior vice president, Comparative Data and Informatics. "This seamless integration of data will allow members to access the information they have always dreamed of to fuel improvements in their organization."

UHC expects to begin launching the ADI at all member organizations by the end of 2013. For more information about UHC's ADI Program, contact Steve Meurer at (312) 775-4270.

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