DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - Sep 10, 2012) - Net.Orange and HFMA (UK) have announced a broad partnership to help health economies in the United Kingdom implement an integrated care delivery model. The partnership will provide advisory services and technology to help commissioning and provider organizations in the NHS to improve health outcomes, reduce acute care dependency (e.g. reducing readmissions) and realise financial and productivity gains. This will be achieved through more effective team-based care coordination and management of chronically ill patients.
As part of the partnership, HFMA (UK), through its trading subsidiary HCS, will distribute Net.Orange's clinical operating system (cOS), a real-time, cloud-based data integration platform along with the industry leading population health management suite of applications. HFMA (UK), in collaboration with Net.Orange, has developed a proven portfolio of advisory services focused on service integration, care coordination and real-time decision support. The partnership will also provide analytics application support for managers and clinicians to understand and minimise clinical, operational and financial risk in real time and provide the necessary point-of-care decision support tools to coordinate and deliver care across local health economies. These are designed to improve financial, operational and clinical effectiveness.
"HFMA is very excited about this partnership with Net.Orange. It offers a new approach that will help organizations coordinate care more effectively and it will provide support to clinical and management staff as they balance important resource and clinical priorities," said Sue Jacques, President of HFMA and Chief Executive of Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust.
"HFMA (UK) has a long track record of successfully representing the interests of the finance network in the NHS. Their mission to promote best practices and innovation, and to provide advisory services to help organizations in the UK health economy migrate towards integrated care delivery models is perfectly synergistic with Net.Orange's technology platform for population health," said Dr. Rob Beardall, Chief Medical Officer of Net.Orange. "We are thrilled to be working with HFMA and many of their forward thinking members who have come to recognize the limitations of the prevalent IT solutions. Their willingness to embrace a new generation of cost-effective, real-time, mobile clinical support and business applications using the Net.Orange clinical Operating System is refreshing and will deliver measureable value to them within months, not years, and continue to deliver innovations at the speed of their rapidly evolving needs."
Net.Orange enables the rapid deployment of virtually integrated care delivery models that include role-based workflows for all stakeholders including physician practices, specialty networks, hospitals, community providers, commissioners and payors, employers and patients. The company's patented clinical Operating System (cOS™) leverages existing legacy systems, and prepares the stakeholders to thrive in a value-driven accountable healthcare environment, regardless of the payment model.
About HFMA (UK)
HFMA is the professional financial voice of healthcare in the UK. HFMA's aim is to maintain and develop the financial management contribution to healthcare in the UK. Supported by a strong branch network, it promotes the highest professional standards in financial management and governance in healthcare. The organisation furthers personal and professional development by providing access to tailored education and training, offering a professional network for members and a greater contribution to national policy. For more information, visit www.hfma.co.uk. HCS is the trading arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of HFMA.