SOURCE: MEDecision Inc.

Medecision Inc.

November 14, 2014 09:45 ET

Medecision Teams With Baystate Health to Found TechSpring Innovation Center

Company to Incubate Population Health Management Solutions Through New Collaborative

WAYNE, PA--(Marketwired - Nov 14, 2014) - Medecision, the leader in population health management solutions for risk-bearing entities like provider- and payer-sponsored ACOs, hospitals, IDNs and health plans, has announced today it has extended its partnership with customer, Baystate Health, to launch the health system's TechSpring Innovation Center, a collaborative initiative enabling the development, testing and piloting of emerging technologies to improve health outcomes in Western Massachusetts. As one of the founding sponsors of the collaborative, Medecision will innovate, incubate and pilot new technologies, including, most immediately, Aerial™ InCircle, its social-networking application for consumer engagement and care team connection and collaboration.

In TechSpring, Medecision will work alongside IBM, Premier and Careport Health to deploy applications and business processes throughout the Baystate Health network that liberate data, better engage consumers, improve outcomes and drive down costs. Medecision will collaborate with Baystate Health's providers, members and patient advocates to research, design, develop and test new applications in real-world healthcare environments and drive continual innovation.

"We are thrilled to be partnered with Medecision and our industry sponsors to put innovation to work in service of better health outcomes for people here in our community and across the nation," said Joel L. Vengco, vice president of Information and Technology and chief information officer, Baystate Health.

Medecision will immediately test, develop and launch Aerial InCircle, which enables patients, their family members, caregivers and physicians to all better engage in the patient's care through social networking. Additionally, Medecision's research and design team will work with Baystate Health via TechSpring to deploy and optimize future applications to meet the growing needs of the health system's population.

"Medecision is committed to leading the industry transformation through the development of innovative technologies to connect care," said Deb Gage, president and chief executive officer, Medecision. "Our investment in TechSpring is an exciting next step in our continued commitment to explore new ways to accelerate innovation that improves the health of communities we serve across the US."

TechSpring is housed at 1350 Main Street in downtown Springfield, Mass. Development team members from Medecision will be co-located at TechSpring. For more information about Medecision, visit www.medecision.com.

About Medecision
Medecision is the leading provider of population health and connected care 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 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. For more information, visit www.medecision.com.