“The normalization that PopIQ provides is invaluable and demonstrates the system interoperability needed per the Office of the National Coordinator for Health -Jennifer NeSmith, CEO KHCN
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 05, 2015
Kentucky Health Center Network selected i2i Systems, a leading Population Health Management and Analytics provider to help improve health outcomes across the state, the company announced today.
The KHCN and its members will be implementing i2i Systems’ PopIQ software to aggregate de-identified patient data across multiple organizations, which allows for comparative analysis among the organizations and clinic sites. The information will help KHCN identify promising and best practices that could be replicated in other health centers. It also allows users to generate reports and dashboards across a virtually unlimited number of measures and indicators.
“As the healthcare landscape continues to change, we must evolve to more sophisticated systems to manage data and reporting,” said Jennifer NeSmith, chief executive officer at KHCN. “i2i Systems’ software will enable us to track aggregate data and demonstrate what we’ve known for years: that Community Health Centers provide higher quality, lower cost services to Kentucky’s most vulnerable populations.”
According to NeSmith, Kentucky’s Community Health Centers utilize eight different Electronic Health Records (EHRs). “EHR use by KHCN members increases the effectiveness and quality of the services delivered to their patients,” said NeSmith. “It also provides a powerful opportunity to utilize shared analytics to best leverage aggregate health data for improvement of patient care outcomes and pay-for-performance initiatives.”
PopIQ automatically extracts data in real time from disparate EHRs and other systems, standardizes it and aggregates the data into performance measure sets for trending and mining of clinical quality measures across organizations and sites. “The normalization that PopIQ provides is invaluable and demonstrates the system interoperability needed per the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s 10-Year Vision to Achieve an Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure,” NeSmith continued.
KHCN plans to fully deploy PopIQ in each of its member Health Center organizations, with information provided from their 161 patient care sites. The project has an expected completion date of May 2015.
“We are proud to enable passionate organizations such as the KHCN to do an even better job at caring for their patients,” said Janice Nicholson, president and chief executive of i2i Systems. “By effectively tracking and analyzing data, our solutions help organizations increase revenue and improve patient outcomes.”
About Kentucky Health Center Network
Kentucky Health Center Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Kentucky corporation chartered in summer 2012. It was formed with a mission to support Kentucky Community Health Centers and their capacity to provide quality patient services, to institute best practices and to pursue continuous improvement. Since their inception, Kentucky’s Community Health Centers have pledged to provide affordable, quality care to all patients, regardless of insurance status or other economic and demographic factors. KHCN is governed by a board of directors representing each of the Community Health Centers. To learn more about KHCN, visit http://www.kyhcn.org.
About i2i Systems
i2i Systems is a leader, pioneer and 14-year success story in providing Population Health Management and Analytics solutions. Over the past 14 years, our mission statement, “Creating Healthier Populations,” has consistently guided our product and service development and we have never wavered from that commitment.
Each of us at i2i Systems is dedicated to helping healthcare organizations make the best use of data through smart technology that supports easier and greater access to data and improves the efficiency of the care team. The result is higher quality care for patients and increased revenue for organizations.
Serving more than 1,000 health care facilities across 35 states, i2i Systems’ clients include community health centers, health center-controlled networks, physician group practices, hospitals, medical colleges and public health departments. Join us on the path toward creating a more seamless and integrated health care system and let’s work together to create a healthier future. For more information, visit http://www.i2isys.com.