SOURCE: Phytel


November 12, 2013 08:11 ET

Beacon Medical Group Selects Phytel for Population Health Management and Enterprise Care Management

Indiana Beacon Health System Partner Aims for Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition and Value-Based Care With Advanced Population Health Management Technology

DALLAS, TX and SOUTH BEND, IN--(Marketwired - Nov 12, 2013) - Beacon Medical Group /South Bend (BMG), a Beacon Health System Care Partner, will deploy a comprehensive, Web-based population health management suite from Phytel, the leader in automated provider-led population health improvement, to raise the quality of patient care while lowering its cost.

Beacon Medical Group is the largest, most comprehensive medical group in the South Bend region with a network of 145 multi-specialty physicians across 28 locations. BMG will use Phytel to engage patients and identify risk, systematically addressing its population's chronic care needs.

BMG also will use Phytel to help its practices achieve Level 3 NCQA recognition for Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) -- a team-based model for delivering comprehensive and continuous medical care and driving better health outcomes. Phytel provides pre-validation by NCQA for PCMH recognition, enabling physician practices to automatically meet certain PCMH requirements.

"Phytel has a best-in-class track record and long-standing population health expertise to help us deliver proactive care for our patients," said BMG Executive Director Mike Gordon. "Beacon Medical Group is focused on improving quality across our entire population of patients and Phytel will enable us to do that by identifying and engaging patients for recommended care using our existing resources."

Phytel CEO Steve Schelhammer commented, "Beacon Medical Group joins the nation's leading healthcare organizations in using advanced population health technology to prepare for emerging value-based care models. With the assistance of our analytics tools, care coordination platform, expertise in patient engagement, and knowledge of population health management, we're confident that BMG will achieve its goals."

BMG will integrate Phytel with the group's Allscripts EHR and deploy three advanced modules -- Phytel Outreach™ multi-faceted patient engagement tools, Phytel Insight™ clinical analytics reporting, and Phytel Coordinate™ care management tools. BMG will be able to analyze their population, uncover gaps in care, anticipate patients on the path to at-risk status and engage them in the manner most appropriate to achieving better quality and health outcomes.

"We can't improve the health of all patients across our entire population without technology to help monitor and engage patients outside of our facility," said Brandon Zabukovic, M.D., M.P.H., who leads BMG's PCMH initiative. "Phytel provides the analytics and care management platform we need to identify patient care needs and communicate with our patients at scale."

About Beacon Medical Group
Beacon Medical Group/South Bend, a Beacon Health System Care Partner, is a network of highly skilled primary care physicians and specialists, as well as urgent care and occupational health professionals, all dedicated to providing quality medical care to patients throughout St. Joseph and LaPorte counties. Representing approximately 30 medical specialties at more than 28 convenient locations, Beacon Medical Group offers some of the most advanced care in the region. For more information, visit

About Phytel
The premier company empowering physician-led population health improvement, Phytel provides physicians with proven technology to deliver timely, coordinated care to their patients. Phytel's state-of-the-art registry, which now encompasses more than 30 million patients nationwide, uses evidence-based chronic and preventive care protocols to identify and notify patients due for service, while tracking compliance and measuring quality and financial results. Phytel is ISO 9001:2008 certified, confirming adherence to ISO's internationally recognized Total Quality Management (TQM) standards. For more information, please visit Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook.

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