Carefx and the University HealthSystem Consortium Introduce an Intuitive, Analytic Dashboard to UHC Membership

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Physician Insight Plus™ Leverages Power of UHC’s Clinical Data Base/Resource Manager™ to Improve Enterprise Performance and Meet Demands of Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (OPPE)

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Physician Insight Plus will support accountability, transparency and continued improvement across UHC, accelerating its strategic success

Carefx Corp., a leading provider of interoperable workflow solutions, is introducing a new business intelligence dashboard, Physician Insight Plus™, to University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) members, an alliance of academic medical centers (AMCs) representing approximately 90 percent of the nation's nonprofit academic medical centers.

UHC is a membership organization of 107 AMCs and 241 of their affiliated hospitals. Physician Insight Plus is an extension of UHC’s Clinical Data Base/Resource Manager (CDB/RM), a robust, transparent, patient-level tool with comparative performance data. The new Physician Insight Plus dashboard will allow UHC physicians to access, track, analyze and compare their own performance on clinical and operational outcomes, safety and utilization.

“Physician Insight Plus will support accountability, transparency and continued improvement across UHC, accelerating its strategic success,” says Steve Meurer, PhD, MHA, MBA, Senior Vice President, UHC Comparative Data & Informatics. “Physicians and executives are sure to benefit from this new dashboard’s intuitive, easy-to-use interface, single view of interrelated factors, and leveraging of data from our existing CDB/RM as UHC moves forward to create a new standard for intelligence-driven enterprise performance.”

Physician Insight Plus highlights relationships between operational and quality performance on a single screen, while users can select from multiple cohorts or product lines to benchmark performance. Physician Insight Plus allows physicians to drill down to detailed comparisons and case-level data to measure their performance on Length of Stay (LOS); Hospital Cost; Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) indicators; and Readmission Rate and Mortality. The dashboard also provides Chief Medical Officers the ability to identify variation in physician performance in order to improve quality and utilization, satisfying the physician oversight mandates of OPPE.

“Carefx is proud to partner with UHC in developing creative strategies to gather, share and leverage comparative data to create the next generation of enterprise performance improvement solutions,” said Andrew Hurd, Chairman and CEO of Carefx. “Solutions such as Physician Insight Plus will be extremely valuable in supporting UHC physicians and executives as they grapple with challenges ranging from accountable care and shrinking reimbursement, to meaningful use and Joint Commission standards for ongoing physician review.”

Carefx will showcase Physician Insight Plus at UHC’s Quality & Safety Fall Forum in San Diego on Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2010. Tom Wadsworth, Principal, Business Intelligence, at Carefx, and John Mills, Senior Vice President and COO, Fairview Hospital, part of the Cleveland Clinic Health System and developmental partner for the Physician Insight Plus dashboard, will address Forum attendees on the dashboard features, differentiators, uses, benefits and implementation.

About University HealthSystem Consortium
The University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), formed in 1984, is an alliance of 107 academic medical centers and 241 of their affiliated hospitals, representing approximately 90% of the nation's nonprofit academic medical centers. UHC offers its members specific programs and services to improve clinical, operational, financial, and patient safety performance. The mission of UHC is to advance knowledge, foster collaboration, and promote change to help members succeed in their respective markets. For more information, visit http://www.uhc.edu .

About Carefx Corporation
Carefx supports healthcare organizations in achieving their vision of advancing the quality and safety of patient care delivery through its Fusionfx suite of interoperable workflow and analytics solutions. Fusionfx streamlines and simplifies clinical and business workflow and connects care providers to the information they need -- where, when, and how they need it. By managing care transitions and information gaps between diverse systems, departments and facilities, Fusionfx delivers crucial patient information with speed, efficiency and logic. Carefx supports more than 700 hospitals, health systems, regional health information organizations (RHIOs) and health information exchanges (HIEs) across North America and Europe.

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