MCG’s Indicia for Care Coordination Integrates with Epic Systems’ Healthy Planet Module

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Clinicians using Epic's EMR can coordinate care across a community of providers within their existing Healthy Planet workflow to manage transitions and ongoing chronic care of complex patient populations

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Our mutual clients expressed a need for leveraging MCG’s Chronic Care and Transitions of Care guidelines within their existing Healthy Planet workflow.

MCG, part of the Hearst Health network and a leading provider of informed care strategies, recently released Indicia for Care Coordination and the solution now integrates with Healthy Planet. Healthy Planet is Epic Systems' accountable care and population management system module, to promote healthy patient outcomes.

“Our mutual clients expressed a need for leveraging MCG’s Chronic Care and Transitions of Care guidelines within their existing Healthy Planet workflow,” said Jon Shreve, President and CEO of MCG. “They’ve been utilizing MCG as the trusted resource of evidence-based care guidelines for acute care management and now they’re also able to manage transitions and ongoing care of complex patient populations, all within their Epic workflow.”

The biggest benefit of this integration is that Epic clients can utilize a single resource for evidence-based clinical content. “Not only can providers get acute and post-acute care guidance, but they can get true guidance across a patient’s entire care journey,” said Dr. Laurent Tao, Editor-in-Chief at MCG. “And, care coordinators are empowered to conduct consistent evidence-based assessments, identify goals, and use the principles of motivational interviewing and teach-back tools to help the patient self-manage their condition, all within the workflow they’re already using.”

NorthShore University HealthSystem, a mutual client and an early adopter of Indicia for Care Coordination, currently documents care delivery in two systems (Indicia and Epic), making it a challenge to easily communicate care plans to physicians. With this Healthy Planet integration, NorthShore will now be able to fully integrate MCG into their Epic workflow to ensure that their entire organization, across the care journey, can visualize the plan of care for their managed care patients.

About MCG Health
MCG, part of the Hearst Health network, helps healthcare organizations implement informed care strategies that proactively and efficiently move patients toward health. MCG’s transparent assessment of the latest research and scholarly articles, along with our own data analysis, gives patients, providers and payers the vetted information they need to feel confident in every care decision, in every moment. For more information visit http://www.mcg.com or follow our Twitter handle at @MCG_Health.

About Hearst Health
The Hearst Health network includes FDB (First Databank), Zynx Health, MCG, Homecare Homebase and MedHOK, Hearst Health International, Hearst Health Ventures and the Hearst Health Innovation Lab (http://www.hearsthealth.com). The mission of the Hearst Health network is to help guide the most important care moments by delivering vital information into the hands of everyone who touches a person's health journey. Each year in the U.S., care guidance from the Hearst Health network reaches 84 percent of discharged patients, 177 million insured individuals, 60 million home health visits, and 3.1 billion dispensed prescriptions.

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