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OCHIN and Health Choice Network Launch Nationwide Quality Improvement Solution for U.S. Healthcare Safety Net

Built on the Caradigm Intelligence Platform, Acuere QOL delivers clinical and claims data to community health centers to enable analytics and population healh management 
March 13, 2014
OCHIN, Inc. and Health Choice Network, Inc. (HCN), two of  the nation’s largest health information networks, have launched Acuere QOL, a quality  improvement, healthcare data aggregation, and data analytics solution designed to help  community health centers (CHCs) and Primary Care Associations (PCAs) nationwide improve  care and outcomes for underserved populations.      Acuere QOL is a scalable solution co‐developed and hosted by OCHIN and HCN on the  Caradigm™ Intelligence Platform (CIP). CIP aggregates and normalizes clinical, operational, and financial data from systems across the community—including electronic health records (EHRs), billing systems, payers, pharmacy systems, labs and HIEs—to enable rich healthcare analytics and population health applications.    Using Acuere QOL, CHCs and PCAs can leverage a national repository of clinical, dental, claims, financial, and administrative data—aggregated from OCHIN’s and HCN’s health information networks—to achieve a longitudinal patient record and to gain insight into populations and clinical performance with the goal of improving the efficiency and quality of care. The solution also enables CHCs and PCAs to identify, report on, and drive quality improvement initiatives using ACO, Meaningful Use, and Uniform Data Set (UDS) measures and to benchmark performance against national and state rankings.    “It’s critical to find ways to enable the healthcare clinics in every community—our country’s  safety net—to participate in healthcare reform,” said OCHIN CEO Abby Sears. “Fundamental to  this effort is delivering the right data to the right people at the right time to improve care, costs,  and outcomes. By creating a nationwide repository of clinical and claims data—and making it  easily available to our healthcare communities—we’re delivering on that promise.”    The Acuere QOL solution currently comprises clinical and claims data representing:   Over 1.7 million unique patient visits    Seven million patient visits    141 CHCs    Up to seven years of historical data     As a cloud‐based solution, Acuere QOL is designed to scale to accommodate network growth  and evolution into additional population health applications.         “OCHIN and HCN have shown how partnership and health IT innovation can drive healthcare  transformation,” said Michael Simpson, CEO of Caradigm. “We’re excited to be part of their  effort, and we look forward to seeing the positive impact on care for underserved populations.”    About Caradigm  Caradigm is a healthcare analytics and population health company dedicated to helping  organizations improve care, reduce costs, and manage risk. Caradigm analytics solutions provide  insight into patients, populations, and performance, enabling healthcare organizations to  understand their clinical and financial risk and identify the actions needed to address it.  Caradigm population health solutions enable teams to deliver the appropriate care to patients  through effective coordination and patient engagement, helping to improve outcomes and  financial results. The key to Caradigm analytics and population health solutions is a rich set of  clinical, operational, and financial data delivered to healthcare professionals within their  workflows in near‐real time. This data asset serves as the foundation for a growing number of  innovative healthcare applications developed by Caradigm and industry partners, providing  rapid incremental value to customers. Visit: