CalHIPSO Recognizes Arcadia Solutions as EHR Gold Service Partner

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Arcadia Solutions, a national healthcare consulting firm, has been approved as a Gold Service Partner by the California Health Information Partnership and Service Organization (CalHIPSO).

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"Arcadia Solutions joins a vanguard of qualified and specialized health IT experts capable of assisting clinical providers in the state of California through the EHR adoption process," said Dr. Richard Swafford, Chief Technology Officer of CalHIPSO.

Arcadia Solutions, a national healthcare consulting firm, has been approved as a Gold Service Partner by the California Health Information Partnership and Service Organization (CalHIPSO).

The designation is exclusively given to consulting firms that meet CalHIPSO’s standards and requirements for the installation, implementation and optimization of electronic health record (EHR) systems that support the achievement of Meaningful Use.

"Arcadia Solutions joins a vanguard of qualified and specialized health IT experts capable of assisting clinical providers in the state of California through the EHR adoption process," said Dr. Richard Swafford, Chief Technology Officer of CalHIPSO. "A successful EHR initiative supported by a Gold or Platinum Service Partner allows healthcare providers to deliver quality care for patients, reduce healthcare costs and automate processes for greater efficiency."

CalHIPSO is tasked by the federal government with assisting more than 6,000 primary care providers to achieve Meaningful Use of EHRs by 2014. CalHIPSO focuses on serving the healthcare safety net, including primary care providers working in small private practices, primary care clinics, public and rural hospital ambulatory clinics, and practices serving medically underserved patient populations.

“Meeting the CalHIPSO criteria for the Gold Service Program is a testament to the work our teams have done to develop and deliver innovative approaches to advancing the Meaningful Use of Health IT within the Primary Care settings and beyond,” said Andrew Principe, Director of Healthcare Solutions at Arcadia. “We look forward with working closely with CalHIPSO and the clinical providers in the state of California to drive the EHR adoption process.

As a recognized partner, Arcadia will work cooperatively with CalHIPSO and support the vision across the members of the 10 Local Extension Centers. Arcadia’s services will be utilized for the implementation and optimization of EHR systems at provider settings across the state, resulting in the improved quality and value of care and achievement of Meaningful Use.

About the California Health Information Partnership and Services Organization (CalHIPSO)
CalHIPSO is an organization founded by clinical providers, for clinical providers, to help them successfully navigate through the complicated world of electronic health records (EHR) implementation. The founding organizations behind CalHIPSO include California Medical Association (CMA), the California Primary Care Association (CPCA) and the California Association of Public Hospitals & Health Systems (CAPH). For more information on CalHIPSO, go to http://www.calhipso.org

About Arcadia Solutions
Arcadia Solutions is a national healthcare consultancy working with payers and providers to deliver data-driven solutions that transform clinical, operational and financial performance. Our thought leaders and industry experts harness information technology as a tool to reduce costs while increasing the value and quality of healthcare in the United States. For more information, visit http://www.arcadiasolutions.com or call us directly at 781.202.3600.

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