SOURCE: MEDecision Inc.

Medecision Inc.

April 24, 2014 09:15 ET

Medecision Named a "Major Player" in IDC MarketScape on Population Health Management

Recognized for Extensive Aerial™ Platform, Care Management Data and Practice Expertise, and Migration Path to Support Accountable Care

WAYNE, PA--(Marketwired - Apr 24, 2014) -   Medecision, the leader in population health solutions for risk-bearing healthcare entities, announced today that it was named a "major player" by independent analyst firm IDC Health Insights in the just published report, "IDC MarketScape: U.S. Population Health Management 2014 Vendor Assessment" (April 2014, IDC Health Insights #HI247880).

Population health management as defined by IDC Health Insights includes "functionality to identify populations at risk or predicted to be at future risk, the ability to create and monitor care plans and, finally, the ability to communicate with communities of patients as well as with individual patients."

The report highlights Medecision's Aerial™ platform, which has delivered proven results at risk-bearing healthcare organizations representing the full continuum of Fee-For-Service to Fee-For-Value models. With Aerial, physician groups, hospitals, health plans, accountable care organizations, healthcare delivery networks and others can measure performance, identify and stratify at-risk patient populations, manage workflow tasks, create care plans, and connect care providers, consumers and health plans to create personalized and high-quality engagement and activation.

IDC Health Insights, who independently interviewed several Medecision customers and examined quantitative and qualitative characteristics of competitive vendors, considered several criteria for inclusion in the report including:

  • Technology installed in healthcare providers, either hospital or physician group practice

  • Functionality that includes analytics to identify and stratify patients, and present performance measurement data to providers

  • Workflow to develop interventions at the patient and campaign level

  • Tools to engage patients in their care plans and progress toward goals

  • Referenceable clients that are using the above functionality either on a single platform or through integration

IDC Health Insights registers Medecision's Aerial platform strategy as a key strength, noting the migration path the platform offers for those clients in the early stages of accountable care. IDC Health Insights found that Aerial provides a single platform on which clients can leverage streamlined Care Coordination capabilities at the outset, and as their organization matures or centralizes its approach, can deploy comprehensive care management functionality. IDC Health Insights also highlights Medecision's extensive experience in care management data and processes, ready access to human and financial capital, and responsiveness to clients.

"Medecision, and our Aerial platform, stand apart with a tremendous track record of delivering the clinical and financial insight, integration with EHRs and other systems, and sophisticated care plan development support required to pursue the highest-quality consumer experience and lowest total cost," said Deborah M. Gage, president and CEO, Medecision. "This independent IDC Health Insights research further validates Medecision's leadership and the importance we place on delighting our customers and business partners with a data-driven way to effectively, profitably and strategically manage populations and individuals across the care cycle."

Industry-leading healthcare organizations are leveraging Aerial:

  • At the individual consumer level, to deliver seamless, patient-centric care coordination and care management

  • At a population level, to profitably and effectively manage risk

  • Throughout the care cycle, to streamline workflow, engage patients and members, and improve experiences and outcomes in the care process

For more information about Medecision, or to learn about how to start the journey to profitable and effective population health management, visit

About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

About Medecision

Medecision is the leading provider of Population Health technology and services for risk-bearing healthcare organizations including health plans, hospitals, thousands of physicians and millions of consumers. Working within the framework that patients, care providers and health plans are all driving towards better health outcomes, Medecision and its Aerial™ solution help connect all stakeholders to liberate the highest quality and most cost-efficient care.

As more organizations transition to accountable care and delegated risk management, Medecision continually applies its 25 years of experience, comprehensive technology platforms, significant investments in research and development, and the broadest implementation and clinical expertise to ensure consumers receive the best possible care. With Medecision as a business partner, health plans and care providers confidently manage through market changes, regulatory updates and new populations, while improving quality and reducing costs.