SOURCE: Evolent Health

Evolent Health

January 29, 2015 09:00 ET

Evolent Health Launches EMR Optimization Practice Customized for Value-Based Care Delivery

Actionable Insights at the Point of Care Support Quality and Cost Improvements

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - January 29, 2015) - Evolent Health, the leader in helping progressive health care systems build and own the path to value-based care, today announced the launch of its value-based EMR Optimization practice to unlock the full potential of EMR (electronic medical record) systems toward improved clinical and financial outcomes for patients, providers, employers and payers. The practice was launched in response to consistent health system and physician demand to incorporate highly actionable insights directly into day-to-day care delivery workflow, while continuing to lever EMR platforms already in place. Evolent's value-based EMR Optimization practice -- as part of its comprehensive value-based care transformation solution -- combines experts in physician office workflow, care plan management, order sets and risk-adjustment with Identifi℠ technology to align clinical practice and EMR workflow with value-based strategies being adopted nationwide.

"Health systems have invested heavily in EMRs, and physicians and their practices have dedicated significant time toward the adoption of these systems. While the majority of EMRs were engineered to support legacy fee-for-service delivery models, value-based care requires different thinking, team-based care and ultimately, the seamless integration of actionable insights into the physician's daily practice," said Seth Blackley, President of Evolent Health. "Our health system partners are focused on maximizing the return on these EMR investments, while driving coordinated, evidence-based care delivery as only a fully-integrated, population health management solution can support."

The value-based EMR Optimization practice is bolstered by Identifi, Evolent's data integration, analytics and care management solution that enables health systems to operate their population health and value-based initiatives. Identifi combines disparate data sources, layers on evidence-based clinical rules and analytics, and integrates a suite of end-user applications that aid in value-based health care coordination. Identifi's most recent client-driven enhancement involves integration of clinical intelligence from Identifi directly into the workflow of multiple widely adopted EMRs. This capability provides care teams a more comprehensive patient view at the point of care. Additionally, Evolent's EMR Optimization expert team works with health systems to optimize broader clinical workflow to align with value-based health care goals, promoting high quality, highly efficient care.

Deaconess Health System is among the first to take advantage of Evolent's value-based EMR Optimization practice. "Our mission is to provide quality health care services to the community. Through our partnership with Evolent, we are able to make additional data and insights available to physicians at the point of care, which can greatly advance quality and efficiency," said Dr. Daniel Edelman, Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Deaconess Health System. "Most importantly with the Identifi solution, this new information will be presented within our existing EMR, making it seamless for the user."

About Evolent Health
Evolent Health partners with leading health systems to drive value-based care transformation. By providing clinical, analytical and financial capabilities, Evolent helps physicians and systems achieve superior quality and cost results. The Company's approach breaks down barriers, aligns incentives and powers a new model of care delivery resulting in meaningful alignment between providers, payers, physicians and patients. Named among Forbes' 2014 and 2015 America's Most Promising Companies and Glassdoor's 2015 Best Places to Work, Evolent Health is a private, high-growth company headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. For more information, visit evolenthealth.com.

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