Regional Extension Centers (RECs) Partnering with CapSite to Assist Healthcare Providers in Adopting EHR’s

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D.C. Primary Care Association Selects CapSite’s Unique Pricing Database Service

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Given the alignment of our shared goals with DC Primary Care Association as they are helping to advise their enrolled providers, this is a logical partnership.

CapSite™ announced today that the District of Columbia Primary Care Association (DCPCA), a non-profit healthcare reform organization has subscribed to the CapSite service to assist their network of providers in improving their processes for purchasing healthcare technology.

CapSite’s online, subscription-based service provides extraordinarily detailed transparency on healthcare technology pricing and packaging to support DCPCA’s efforts to facilitate the transition to and adoption of HIT at provider sites across the District of Columbia. CapSite enables providers to make informed decisions at the planning, budgeting and negotiating phases of their purchasing process.

CapSite spans over 130 different healthcare technology categories and 900 vendors in the areas of Imaging Equipment, Medical Devices, Professional Services and Healthcare IT (HIT). The HIT categories include extensive coverage of Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Health Information Exchange (HIE) solutions which are of significant interest in light of the HITECH Act of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

In February 2010, DCPCA entered in to a collaborative agreement to serve as the DC Regional Extension Center, eHealthDC, under the Health Information Technology Extension Program Regional Centers Cooperative Agreement Program. DCPCA’s recognized expertise in EHRs allows them to advise health centers and other participants on their technology acquisitions to help avoid costly mistakes when making technology choices.

Through a grant from the DC government, DCPCA facilitated the implementation of electronic health records in the safety net clinics, creating an opportunity to link this network of EHRs to hospitals to create the core of the DC Regional Health Information Organization (DC RHIO). In October 2010, DCPCA was informed that the DC RHIO is slated to become the platform for the State Health Information Exchange (HIE), a collaborative health information exchange system that seeks to improve care quality and cost-effectiveness through access to shared patient information.    

“We are very pleased to have this opportunity to work with DC Primary Care Association. Our goal is to assist providers as they move to adopt healthcare technology. Given the alignment of our shared goals with DC Primary Care Association as they are helping to advise their enrolled providers, this is a logical partnership,” says Jim Rosenbaum, Director of Healthcare Provider Solutions at CapSite.

In addition to the extensive database, CapSite provider subscribers get full access to CapSite’s portfolio of strategic industry reports. With about twenty new reports published a year, CapSite reports give providers a powerful understanding of healthcare industry trends.

About the DC Primary Care Association

The DC Primary Care Association is a leader in the health care community as a non-profit health action and advocacy organization improving health care and health coverage for low-income, uninsured, and medically vulnerable populations in the District. DCPCA’s mission is to facilitate the development and sustainability of an effective, integrated health care system in the District that guarantees access to primary care and promotes equity in health outcomes.

About CapSite

CapSite™ is a healthcare technology research and advisory firm. Our mission is to provide market transparency which enables our healthcare provider clients to save money on healthcare technology investments which drives down the overall cost of healthcare in the U.S.

The CapSite database is the trusted, easy-to-use online resource, providing critical knowledge and evidence-based information on healthcare technology purchases. The CapSite database represents more than 130 healthcare technology categories and 900 vendors. CapSite™ provides detailed transparency on healthcare technology pricing, packaging and positioning.

CapSite has a strategic alliance with AHA Solutions to bring the CapSite database to the 5,000 AHA member hospitals.

When it comes to healthcare technology research, it helps to see all the details. Those details are now available with CapSite™.

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