SOURCE: Cielo MedSolutions

Cielo MedSolutions

September 24, 2009 07:45 ET

Jackson Physicians Alliance Signs Agreement for Web-Based Clinical Quality Software From Cielo MedSolutions

Cielo Clinic™ Helps Primary Care Providers Transform Into High-Performing Patient-Centered Medical Homes and Participate in a Variety of Pay-for-Performance Programs

ANN ARBOR, MI--(Marketwire - September 24, 2009) - Cielo MedSolutions, a provider of healthcare software and web applications, today announced that the Jackson Physicians Alliance (JPA) has signed a purchase agreement to acquire licenses of the web-based Cielo Clinic™ software.

Cielo Clinic is a clinical quality management system (CQMS) that proactively manages the care needs of medical practice and health system patients through a patient registry, a clinical decision support engine and population management functionality.

JPA providers will use Cielo Clinic software to manage the screening, prevention and chronic disease management needs of their patients and reduce gaps in care, meet the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) and National Committee of Quality Assurance (NCQA) patient-centered medical home (PCMH) registry requirements and support their participation in, among others, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI), Blue Care Network, Priority Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan pay-for-performance programs.

"Cielo Clinic is a patient care management system that will allow our practices to transform into high-performing patient-centered medical home centers of care," commented Bonnie Mauch, Healthcare Management Coordinator of JPA. "In addition, Cielo's ability to manage our participation in numerous pay-for-performance programs and truly drive clinical quality improvement will make it an indispensable tool for our providers and care teams."

"We are excited to work with a leading-edge organization such as Jackson Physicians Alliance," remarked Dave Morin, Cielo MedSolutions' CEO and cofounder. "We will be a partner to their providers and care teams and help them utilize our technology to manage their patients and drive improvements in quality in a manner that fits into their workflows."

About Jackson Physicians Alliance (JPA)

JPA is a professional corporation representing more than 180 multi-specialty physicians located in and around the greater Jackson, Michigan area. Formed in 1994, JPA participating physicians represent approximately 70 percent of non-mental health care providers practicing in the area. The group is split approximately 40% primary care and 60% specialty care providers.

About Cielo

Cielo MedSolutions of Ann Arbor, MI, is a rapidly-growing provider of healthcare software and Web applications focused on clinical quality management. The company's flagship product, Cielo Clinic™, is a web-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) application that uniquely integrates a patient registry, e-prescribing, clinical decision support and population management functionality to let ambulatory care providers proactively manage and report on clinical care. Through Cielo's MedHomeConnect program, Cielo Clinic users can extend their investment by implementing pre-interfaced, best-of-breed solutions from other technology vendors. Cielo Clinic is used by care providers across the country to support initiatives such as patient-centered medical homes, pay-for-performance programs, clinical integration, quality improvement and clinical scorecarding.

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