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MEDECISION ACQUIRES AXISPOINT HEALTH’S PLATFORM BUSINESS

Medecision supports platform clients through transition to Aerial

DALLAS, TX and DENVER, CO – October 3, 2017—Medecision, a category leader in population health management solutions for risk-bearing entities, announced today the acquisition of over 50 clients from AxisPoint Health. In this transaction, Medecision acquired the clients that currently use CCMS and VITAL, recently rebranded as AXIS. AxisPoint Health’s services businesses, including CarePoint, GuidePoint, and Analytix, are not included in this transaction and remain under management by AxisPoint Health.

This acquisition makes Medecision the largest independent provider of care management platforms and applications in the United States, now supporting over 50 million lives for nearly 100 of the nation’s leading health plans and care delivery organizations. AxisPoint Health’s platform clients join Medecision’s community of national and regional brands and population health pioneers, expanding the Company’s footprint and strengthening its presence in markets where risk-sharing arrangements and value-based contracting require insights-actionable workflow throughout the care ecosystem, all the way to consumers and their caregivers. Medecision currently serves health plans and care delivery organizations that manage population risk.

“We are committed to providing our new clients with a great customer experience on their current platform as well as a path to the benefits that Aerial clients enjoy–advanced functionality and value, a strong product roadmap, improved access to innovation and world-class data and security services,” said Deborah M. Gage, CEO and President at Medecision. “These software customers can now rapidly modernize their care management programs by migrating to the more fully featured and advanced Aerial platform and applications, proven to lower the total cost of operations and improve their ability to manage risk and care,” Gage continued.  “We are excited to welcome a team of talented and dedicated employees into our community of hundreds of healthcare liberators.”

“I am thrilled that our platform clients now have a partner like Medecision,” said Christopher A. Long, President of AxisPoint Health. “Since the CCMS platform retirement announcement, many customers have asked about the critical enhancements and new functionality required for their programs. The demands of risk-bearing operations are only outpaced by the technological advancements critical to sustainability and security. Through their next-generation ecosystem, I believe Medecision offers our platform clients the best opportunity for today and going forward.”

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Aerial: A Premium Platform for Population Health Management

For almost a decade, Medecision has consistently invested in Aerial, strengthening its big data aggregation and insights management capabilities, increasing engagement throughout the care team, ensuring compliance with multiple programs and jurisdictional entities and helping users manage to quality and financial performance targets. Aerial operates in a big-data-platform-plus-apps mode, supported by the layering of a portfolio of workflow and engagement applications over robust services that push bi-directional, machine-learning-enriched intelligence to clinical and consumer users.

Aerial has become the standard bearer for population health management support across the payer and provider markets, and is recognized by several industry analysts. Medecision’s clients, which operate successful population health and care management programs nationally, rely on Aerial to succeed in multiple lines of business, with diverse populations and within various payment models and risk-sharing agreements.

Aerial’s Suite of Applications & Flexible Packaging Solve Pop Health’s Multidimensional Needs

In the past 18 months, Medecision has launched multiple platform assets and applications that complement our core products including Care, Utilization, and Disease Management, Network Management and Care Coordination. The latest releases include:

  • Insights™
    • Supporting all Aerial applications with powerful intelligence and analytics, Aerial’s big data platform and enterprise data warehouse provides the longitudinal, person-centric knowledge base required for personalized care and population health management as well as the insights on behavioral, physical and clinical dimensions that drive targeted workflow for optimal interventions, care plans and engagement.
  • Population Analytics
    • Predicts risk and directs interventions to avoid costly occurrences through analytics, risk models, visualizations and reporting.
  • Health Summary™
    • The most powerful, complete and actionable personal health record available. The Aerial Health Summary empowers members, and their care teams with a single comprehensive view of the patient’s medical care plan, risks, gaps and an up to the minute care view.
  • Financial Performance Dashboards
    • Provides actionable intelligence to make rapid and critical decisions in utilization, prescribing and dispensing and population stratification.
  • Risk Score Manager™
    • Enables providers to identify and close gaps critical to care and reimbursement, putting the management of HCC scoring, Star Ratings, HEDIS, P4P or other reimbursement programs in the clinicians’ hands.
  • Appeals and Grievances™
    • A leading solution to manage the complex workflows and tasks to optimize revenues, lower labor costs and comply with regulations related to the handling of appeals and grievances.
  • Bundled Episode Manager™
    • Supports more productive and efficient care coordination and revenue generation around specific clinical episodes of care, helping care navigators focus on risk identification, intervention and coordination across multiple settings.
  • InCircle™
    • A social-mobile app that allows consumers to share their health status and care plan with their care community to improve consumer engagement and involve care-givers in virtual information sharing, thereby reducing the cost of care and improving clinical outcomes.

Medecision will also launch two new applications in its Fall 2017 release, including:

  • Care Engagement™
    • Improves engagement for optimal clinical outcomes and lowers care management costs through streamlined workflow that is accessible on mobile devices and can be used in “tethered” and “un-tethered” modes.
  • UM Connector™
    • Helps manage financial risk and Increases operational efficiencies by “webifying” and automating workflows, including monitoring, auditing, and oversight of Utilization and Network operations, while assisting with CMS and other compliance and regulatory requirements.

October 3, 2017 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Availity and Medecision Innovate to Improve Care Transitions, Reduce Preventable Hospital Readmissions

Hospital information sent to care managers in real-time, for most effective intervention

Helps ensure a smooth transition of care, improve outcomes

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. & WAYNE, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Availity and Medecision have integrated their flagship solutions to enable smoother transitions of care and reduce preventable hospital readmissions. Optimizing the care of patients moving between hospitals, care institutions and home, as well as reducing hospital readmissions, are two of the most significant opportunities for cost reduction and quality outcome improvement in the healthcare industry. Smoother transitions and reduced admissions benefit health plans, care managers, hospitals, physicians, patients, and their families and caregivers. Preventable readmissions alone represent $30 billion in annual healthcare costs, with each preventable readmission costing $1 for every $10 spent on hospital care.1 Availity and Medecision are currently working with multiple health plans and hospitals to introduce and implement this solution.

Leveraging the integrated power of Medecision’s Aerial™ care management solution and Availity’s network of physicians and hospitals, health plans and care providers will be connected in real-time through automated admission and discharge information so health plan care managers or physician-based care coordinators can initiate a post-discharge care plan immediately. The automation of this important step replaces inconsistent and lengthy (often weeks-long) manual practices, where care may have been negatively affected due to lagging and inconsistent notifications.

“Real-time care transitions directly attack the problem of costly preventable hospital readmissions, but it’s just one piece of the puzzle we’re solving,” said Deborah M. Gage, President and CEO of Medecision. “Every investment decision we make is to help our payer and care provider clients share immediate and complete information – personalized to the patient — that drives accurate decision making and sets the foundation for better care.”

“Integrating our discharge capabilities with Medecision responds directly to the growing demand from our customers for the clinical solutions we announced in June,” said Russ Thomas, CEO of Availity. “By enabling physicians, hospitals and health plans to exchange time-critical information at the moment of discharge, we resolve workflow inefficiencies that present barriers to best practices in care management. The integration with Aerial is one more application of real-time clinical information we’re developing to meet the demands of new payment structures based on quality and patient outcomes.”

About Availity – Patients. Not Paperwork.®

Availity and its subsidiary, RealMed, make the health care system run faster and better. We provide physicians, hospitals, and health plans with essential business and clinical information to streamline care delivery, drive productivity and better revenue cycle management, and enable better patient experiences. The Availity® Health Information Network encompasses business and clinical services, supporting both real-time and batch electronic data interchange via the Web and business-to-business (B2B) integration. For more information, including an online demonstration, please visit www.availity.com/clinical or call 1.800.AVAILITY (282.4548).

About Medecision – Liberating™

Medecision is the leading provider of healthcare management solutions serving national, regional and local health plans, insurers and provider-based care organizations, more than 74,000 physicians, and 44 million consumers. Working within the framework that patients, care providers and health plans are all driving towards better health outcomes, Medecision and its Aerial™ solutions help connect all stakeholders to liberate the highest quality and most cost-efficient care.

As more organizations transition to value-based care, Medecision continually applies its 24 years of experience, its comprehensive technology platforms, significant investments in research and development, and the strongest clinical expertise to ensure consumers receive the best possible care. With Medecision as a business partner, health plans and care providers confidently manage through market changes, regulatory updates and new populations, while improving quality and reducing costs.

1 More Than 4 Million Potentially Preventable Admissions Cost Hospitals Nearly $31 Billion. AHRQ News and Numbers, April 29, 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD

October 8, 2012 I Written By

MEDecision to Release Mobile Application for Access to Clinically Validated EHR

InFrame Mobile App Enables Users to View Clinically Validated Electronic Health Records on Smartphones, Tablets and Other Devices

WAYNE, Pa. — February 15, 2011 — MEDecision, Inc., a leading provider of collaborative health management solutions, today announced that it is launching a mobile application that will enable physicians and other clinical users to access MEDecision Clinical Summaries—clinically validated electronic health records—through smartphones, electronic tablets and similar portable devices.

MEDecision offers tools to facilitate the health management and performance process for physicians and accountable care organizations (ACOs) through its InFrame™ portfolio. The latest milestone in MEDecision’s mission to increase the ubiquity of electronic medical information, the new InFrame mobile application will deliver richer, more accurate and actionable data to the point of care. It is designed to help physicians, ACOs and patient-centered medical homes manage the healthcare process for patients as they transition to different settings throughout the care continuum. The application will be available through the Apple iTunes store beginning March 30.

According to Manhattan Research Company’s 2010 “Taking the Pulse” survey, some 72 percent of U.S. physicians currently use smartphones. That figure is expected to rise to 81 percent by 2012. Additionally, many clinicians believe that mobile applications will become a major platform for healthcare users.

“Mobile applications and the devices that deliver them are the future of technology in general and health IT in particular,” said Eric Demers, executive vice president and chief strategy officer at MEDecision. “With the InFrame app, we’re putting critical health information at the fingertips of those who need it virtually anywhere at any time. It’s the perfect representation of our longstanding commitment to innovation that fosters collaboration and health information exchange, and another reason for health plans and providers to turn to MEDecision for the innovations they need to ensure better outcomes for their members and patients.”

With the MEDecision Clinical Summary, care providers have access to a summarized overview of an individual’s medical history, including: a medication list, conditions list, admissions history, an emergency room visit history, gaps in care and a list of recently-received services. MEDecision’s Nexalign® service compiles a member’s current and historical medical data from multiple sources. Analytics built on evidence-based medicine and best practices are applied to this information to create care plans and highlight treatment opportunities. This actionable insight is then delivered to care providers as a secure mobile application through InFrame.

The actionable insight within MEDecision Clinical Summaries can help reduce duplicative testing, facilitate more appropriate medication therapies, reduce admissions, and lower costs. Most importantly, MEDecision Clinical Summaries help care providers to make vital decisions based on more complete and consistent patient information.

MEDecision will demonstrate the InFrame mobile application in its booth (#2563) at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HiMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition February 20-24 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

For more information about MEDecision, please visit www.MEDecision.com. Follow the company on Twitter at @MEDecision and on Facebook at www.MEDecision.com/Facebook.

About MEDecision

MEDecision offers collaborative health management solutions that provide a way for payers and providers to harness the power of knowledge to enable the best clinical decisions, engage patients and improve health outcomes. Designed around a patient-aware health management philosophy, MEDecision’s solutions include Alineo®, a health management platform for delivering outcome-driven case, disease, utilization and behavioral health management; InFrame™, a set of tools to facilitate the health and performance management processes for physicians and accountable care organizations; and Nexalign®, MEDecision’s health decision support service that applies analytics to information gathered from multiple sources to foster better business and clinical decisions on a patient’s behalf. For more information, visit www.MEDecision.com.

February 15, 2011 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.