Ft Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) March 11, 2014
At HIMSS 2014, in Orlando FL at the end of February, SRG Technology (SRGT) announced that the company has been granted exclusive international rights to the sale and deployment of the Population Health Management System (PHM), TopCare powered by Blender.
The licensing agreement is an important extension of SRGT’S partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital’s Laboratory of Computer Science (MGH LCS), green lighting SRGT’s PHM deployment efforts, and signaling the readiness of the new system for a broad roll-out to the rapidly changing health care marketplace. The exclusive arrangement with MGH LCS to take this new system to market gives SRGT’s Health Care product line a competitive advantage, and is a significant leg up for the young company.
MGH LCS is a premier informatics research and development organization in health care, established by Massachusetts General Hospital to discover, develop and evaluate innovations in medical informatics and health information technology. In 2012, MGH LCS was asked to extend their leading-edge Population Health Management (PHM) System activities at MGH to the Partners HealthCare network, the Boston-based health care delivery network co-founded by the hospital. MGH LCS selected SRGT as a partner, and BlenderHealth as the framework and delivery system for an expanded PHM application. In Fall 2013, SRGT delivered the new Population Health Management System, TopCare powered by Blender, an enterprise IT approach to patient care that focuses on populations of patients and on closing the gap between optimal and actual care.
Partners HealthCare is reporting early success, with improvements underway across the network’s hospitals - in team-based collaboration, patient tracking, workflow integration, task automation, and cross-functional communication. Used at Partners to enable providers to better manage quality and proactively improve chronic and preventive care across specific populations, the system links populations for prospective, not reactive, intervention. The system currently includes Population Health Management tools for Cancer Screening, Diabetes Management, Coronary Artery Disease, and Heart Failure, with work already underway to expand tools and extend to additional populations.
Founder and President of SRGT, Neil Sterling explains the significance of the International Licensing Rights, “We can’t say it too many times - SRGT is very proud of the partnership with the MGH LCS. To launch a Population Health Management System, in concert with the health care industry’s top physicians and researchers, gives us an unquestionable market advantage. The big news here is that with TopCare powered by Blender, we have a successful Population Health Management system launch, in record time. We are not only rolling out to major hospitals in Massachusetts, but ready to go national – and even international. As the Health Care industry comes to terms with EHR and the collection of data, we are right there with the integration and management tools that will help health care organizations use that data to drive positive patient outcomes. I am convinced that we are uniquely positioned – with a partner and a system – to do the best job possible.”
Henry Chueh, M.D., M.S., Division Chief of MGH LCS agrees. “We are pleased to confirm that the rollout of TopCare powered by Blender is successfully underway in the Partners Health Care network, as planned. We feel confident working with SRGT to develop additional tools, serve extended populations, and reach new health care networks across the country. We will continue to work together to explore the ways that we can improve outcomes in our industry. This is our vision.”
ABOUT MGH LABORATORY OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
The Laboratory of Computer Science (LCS) at Massachusetts General Hospital is the Clinical and Research Informatics Division of the Department of Medicine at MGH. Founded in 1964, MGH LCS provides clinical and research information systems support to the hospital and conducts active research and development in the areas of electronic health records, diagnostic decision support systems, patient enabling health technologies, learning and knowledge management, and clinical research informatics. In the last decade, MGH LCS has also formed a variety of productive relationships with industry. The global vision of LCS is to improve patient care by enhancing the lives of the patients, clinicians, and investigators at MGH and ultimately around the world by pursuing innovation in informatics and information technology as applied to clinical care and research. The goal is the rapid transformation of MGH LCS research into operational systems with a daily impact on the clinical and administrative staff of the hospital and the patients in their care, as well as the dissemination of this work for the benefit of other health systems.
ABOUT SRG TECHNOLOGY
SRG Technology (SRGT) is a software development company founded in 2007 and based in Fort Lauderdale, FL, with technology offices in Atlanta, GA and Hyderabad, India. SRGT developed Blender – software designed to drive performance improvements through enhanced data collection and analysis, personalized recommendations and the creation of individualized action plans. With much early success in the education marketplace, SRGT is turning its attention toward improvements in the health care arena.
SRG Technology is driven by a mission to improve the effectiveness of every administrator, practitioner, and teacher, and the experience of every student and patient, through access to technology, effective use of information and the ability to individualize the approach to treatment, and to teaching and learning. Created by health care and education professionals for health care and education professionals, Blender provides the solutions to suit the mission. Key applications of Blender in health care are a Population Management System, a 5-Star Rating System, an Accountable Care System and a Patient Centered Medical Home application.