Arcadia brings a tremendous base of experience within the area of HIT that supports APHCA’s efforts to use technology to enhance quality improvement and patient care.
Burlington, Mass. (PRWEB) April 13, 2011
Arcadia Solutions, a national healthcare IT consultancy, has partnered with the Alabama Primary Health Care Association (APHCA) as a strategic partner in advancing the Meaningful Use of health information technology (HIT) across its 15 community health clinics in the state.
The partnership represents an initiative led by APHCA to enhance the utilization of electronic health records (EHRs) and compliance with Meaningful Use requirements while increasing efficiency within community health center operations. In turn, the initiative will strengthen the coordination of community-based care while improving the quality and value of healthcare in Alabama.
Arcadia Solutions will provide direct training and support to APHCA providers in the form of seven-week engagements at participating APHCA community health centers. The engagements will involve a complete current-state assessment, including a clinical workflow walkthrough and review of existing EHR templates, reports, and data documentation processes. Arcadia will support APHCA’s efforts to develop Best Practices within its provider network.
“APHCA’s partnership with Arcadia is one based on a shared commitment to leveraging health information technology for the benefit of improving patient outcomes through continued quality improvement and creating an integrated system of care,” said Mary Hayes Finch, APHCA CEO. “Arcadia brings a tremendous base of experience within the area of HIT that supports APHCA’s efforts to use technology to enhance quality improvement and patient care.”
Meaningful Use of HIT offers a platform to build a coordinated community system of care focused on using organized and strategic data to improve the quality and value of healthcare for Alabamians.
“Arcadia is excited to partner with APHCA in its commitment to increasing the value and access to care through health information technology,” said Michael Detjen, Arcadia’s Vice President and Healthcare Provider Practice Lead. “We look forward to working with APHCA to create a fully integrated system of care supported by quality data and reporting systems.”
About Alabama Primary Health Care Association (APHCA)
The Alabama Primary Health Care Association (APHCA) was established in 1985 as a non-profit, professional trade association whose mission is to strengthen and expand Alabama’s community health center network through service, education and collaboration so that Alabamians have access to coordinated healthcare that enhances patient outcomes.
As the voice for Alabama’s community health centers (CHCs) and other community-based healthcare providers, APHCA is dedicated to the promotion of coordinated, patient-centered primary care. APHCA represents the program, policy and operational interests of more than 130 community-based healthcare centers providing more than 1 million primary care visits to more than 320,000 individuals across Alabama.
About Arcadia Solutions
Arcadia Solutions is a national healthcare consultancy that works with healthcare payers and providers to deliver data-driven solutions that transform its clients’ clinical, operational and financial performance. Arcadia’s 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.
Erik Borg – Manager, Arcadia Solutions
Phone: (612) 719-6528