Below you'll find links to recent news coverage related to Health Access Solutions and our efforts to enable coordinated care.
Group Practice Journal: Advocates for the Safety Net Population
In this article, Martin Serota, MD, vice president and chief medical officer of AltaMed Health Services Corporation, discusses how AltaMed has partnered with other regional healthcare providers to form an Accountable Care Network to better serve its safety net population. This article highlights the technology strategy that is currently being implemented to facilitate this process.
CAPG Health: Applying Coordinated Care Principles in the ACO Environment
In this article, Dennis Doughty, chief technology officer for Health Access Solutions, discusses how applying the principles of coordinated care is necessary for the success of accountable care organizations.
Accountable Care News: The Debate about Who Should Control an ACO: One Based in Fact or Rhetoric?
In this article, J. Kersten Kraft, MD, president of SCCIPA discusses whether hospitals, physician groups or health plans should be taking the lead on the creation of accountable care organizations.
Health Management Technology: Coordinating Care Across Networks
In this article, David Murphy, vice president of marketing for Health Access Solutions, examines how risk bearing provider organizations can bridge the gap between EHRs and HIEs with the use of advanced care management workflow technologies.
Accountable Care News: Northern California ACO to be a Model for National Efforts
In this article, J. Kersten Kraft, MD, president of SCCIPA, and Aldo De La Torre, vice president of provider engagement and contracting for Anthem Blue Cross discuss the organizations' recent partnership to create the region's first accountable care organization.
Healthcare Finance News: Anthem Blue Cross, provider group launch ACO in Silicon Valley
This article discusses details of the agreement between Anthem Blue Cross and SCCIPA for their newly formed ACO.
San Francisco Business Times: Blue Cross bringing new medical group offering in South Bay
This article and interview details the Anthem Blue Cross and SCCIPA announcement regarding its newly formed ACO, which is touted as the first of its kind in Northern California.
Insurance Networking News: Anthem Blue Cross Partners with IPA
This news brief discusses the details of the recent announcement from Anthem Blue Cross and SCCIPA regarding their newly formed commercial ACO in California.
Becker's Hospital Review: Anthem Blue Cross, Santa Clara IPA to Form California's Newest ACO
This article discusses details of the Anthem Blue Cross and SCCIPA announcement regarding their partnership in creating an accountable care organization in Northern California.
ACO Insights: The Care Initiative
In this bylined article, Dr. J. Kersten Kraft discusses the path SCCIPA followed as it adopted a coordinated care model. Dr. Kraft focuses on the technology used to enable this approach to efficient, patient-centric healthcare delivery.
HIMSS News: Technology: Closing the loop: Case and Utilization Management Augments Clinical Coordination Functionality
Alan Gilbert of AxSys Health provides a detailed summary of the benefits of case and utilization management tools for providers working to achieve a higher level of coordinated care. Gilbert lists the most important features of each tool needed in order to reach the greatest degree of functionality.
Health Management Technology: Moving ahead: How a medical center is navigating financial reality
Randall D. Frakes, CEO of PPMSI, discusses how Santa Clara Valley Medical Center was able to navigate financial challenges with the use of Access Express.
CAPG Health: Results Realized Through Coordinated Care In The ED
Dr. Ellis Weeker writes about the benefits of coordinated care in the emergency department. Dr. Weeker notes the benefits of information being readily available at any time of the day, especially in the emergency department where time is of the essence.
Healthcare Informatics: Laying the foundations for coordinated care
Dr. J. Kersten Kraft is interviewed by Healthcare Informatics about SCCIPA's perspective on care coordination and clinical IT. Dr. Kraft also discusses SCCIPA's goals for ACO creation.
Porter Reserach: Getting Down to business on ACOs
In this article, Alan Gilbert of AxSys Health summarizes the discussions surrounding accountable care organizations that took place at the HIMSS11 conference.
ACO Watch: A Mid-Week Review with Wayne Pan, MD
Listen as CMIO Wayne Pan, MD, PhD, MBA, discusses ACOs and California IPAs on the ACO Watch weekly podcast.
Health Data Management: One Doctor's Quest at HIMSS11
Wayne Pan, MD, PhD, MBA, discusses the motivating factors leading him to attend HIMSS11 and the presentation he will give during the conference titled, "The New American Team Sport: Provider-Payer Integration."
Accountable Care News: Catching Up With...
In this Q&A interview, Wayne Pan, MD, PhD, MBA, discusses the strategic direction of Pacific Partners Management Services, Inc. (PPMSI), with regard to accountable and coordinated care. Pan details how technology has helped his organization effectively reduce costs and increase healthcare quality, and tells Accountable Care News that PPMSI plans to use the same solution to move toward an ACO model.
Porter Research: HIE Acquisitions Represent a Partial Approach to Care Coordination
Alan Gilbert of AxSys Health discusses the meaning behind recent HIE vendor acquisitions by some of the nation’s biggest payer companies. Gilbert notes that, despite the industry buzz these company consolidations have created, there have been very few resultant technology platforms that have seen real-world implementation. In this article, Gilbert advises ACO and PCMH-style organizations to be wary of "vaporware" and choose HIT solutions that have been tested in a coordinated care environment.
Healthcare Informatics:Community-Based Health Information Exchange
Mark R. Anderson, CEO of the AC Group, discusses the benefits of community-based health information exchange and details the Five Types of HIE. In his article, he categorizes numerous vendors into the five groups, and labels the AxSys Technology/Health Access Solutions Coordinated Care Platform as a Type Five HIE.
Becker's Hospital Review: Lessons on Risk-Bearing Reimbursement Models
Lori Vatcher, COO of the Individual Practice Association Medical Group of Santa Clara County (SCCIPA), offers advice and lessons learned on ACOs and risk-baring reimbursement models.
Accountable Care News: Industry News
Health Access Solutions and its multidisciplinary Coordinated Care Platform has received an endorsement from the California Association of Physicians Groups (CAPG). Accountable Care News also reported that Health Access Solutions is a key component to the Individual Practice Association Medical Group of Santa Clara County and its exploration of the ACO model.
HIT Trends: Focus on Care Communications (page 22)
Health Access Solutions' strategic partner, AxSys Technology, is set to automate diabetes management in Ontario Province, as reported by the latest issue of HIT Trends published by Circle Square, Inc.
Healthcare Informatics: Calif. Physician Association, Health Access Solutions Partner
Health Access Solutions, offering a Web-based multidisciplinary Coordinated Care Platform, announced a partnership with the California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG).
Healthcare IT News: CAPG taps Health Access Solutions to help with coordinated care
The California Association of Physician Groups has enlisted Health Access Solutions to help with its accountable care efforts - bringing the company's web-based multidisciplinary Coordinated Care Platform to more than 150 physician groups and 15 million patients.
HIMSS HIELights: The Rise of Community-Based Health Information Exchange
Since the passage of the HITECH Act, dialog about meaningful data sharing has reached unprecedented heights. To qualify for designated funds, provider organizations have rushed to adopt EHR technology, believing it is the best model to facilitate data sharing.
Healthcare IT News: SCCIPA Expands Multidisciplinary Care Platform
Health Access Solutions announced that the Individual Practice Association Medical Group of Santa Clara County, Inc. (SCCIPA) will expand its use of Health Access Solutions applications. The extended solution enables emerging patient-centric models such as medical homes and accountable care initiatives.
CMIO: Health Access Solutions, AxSys Technology develop platform
Health Access Solutions and AxSys Technology have formed a strategic alliance to develop a health IT platform that supports clinical care collaboration.