SOURCE: Phytel

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June 19, 2013 08:05 ET

Oregon Medical Group Selects Phytel to Support CMS Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative and Population Health Management

DALLAS, TX and EUGENE, OR--(Marketwired - Jun 19, 2013) -  Phytel, the leader in automated, provider-led population health improvement, announced today that Oregon Medical Group (OMG), a primary care-based multispecialty group with more than 110 providers in Eugene and Springfield, Ore., has selected Phytel's comprehensive, Web-based population health management suite as a critical component of its strategy to build new healthcare delivery models.

Oregon Medical Group will use Phytel's Outreach, Insight, and Coordinate modules to ensure that every patient receives the most appropriate intervention and follow-up care. Additionally, OMG will introduce Phytel Transition to improve care coordination for patients who are discharged from the hospital, and to reduce preventable readmissions.

Key to the medical group's decision to deploy Phytel was its role as one of a select group of physician practices nationwide to participate in a program designed to improve care and care coordination for patients. Oregon Medical Group joins a select group of practices as a participant in the CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation's Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative (CPCI).

"To succeed under CPCI, our providers and care managers need advanced tools to improve the health of all patients, especially those who require more care to stay healthy and out of the hospital," said Josh Kimball, Chief Operating Officer of OMG. "That's a tall order but now with Phytel our providers and care managers will have access to a full suite of automated population health intelligence to eliminate variation, increase patient engagement, improve care coordination and keep people healthy across the continuum of care."

Phytel CEO Steve Schelhammer said, "We are committed to helping Oregon Medical Group succeed within the CPCI program, which is a microcosm of the overall movement toward value-based care in our healthcare system. With the assistance of our user-friendly care coordination platform, expertise in patient engagement, and knowledge of population health management, we're confident that Oregon Medical Group will achieve its goals."

Phytel's Population Health Management solution aggregates data from electronic health records and practice management systems in hundreds of physician groups nationwide and offers a suite of tools for automating population health management, including modalities for patient outreach, care gap identification, risk stratification, care management, patient engagement, transitions of care, and performance evaluation.

Oregon payers participating with Medicare in the CPCI program are CareOregon, Oregon Health Authority, Providence Health Plans, Regence BlueCross BlueShield, Teamsters Multi-Employer Taft Hartley Funds, and Tuality Health Alliance.

CPCI practices were selected through a competitive application process based on their use of health information technology, ability to demonstrate recognition of advanced primary care delivery by accreditation bodies, service to patients covered by participating payers, participation in practice transformation and improvement activities, and diversity of geography, practice size and ownership structure. It is a credit to Oregon Medical Group's quality of care that they were selected to participate in this initiative. 

About Phytel
The premier company empowering physician-led population health improvement, Phytel provides physicians with proven technology to deliver timely, coordinated care to their patients. Phytel's state-of-the-art registry, which now encompasses more than 30 million patients nationwide, uses evidence-based chronic and preventive care protocols to identify and notify patients due for service, while tracking compliance and measuring quality and financial results. For more information, please visit www.phytel.com. Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook.

About Oregon Medical Group
Oregon Medical Group is a primary care based multi-specialty group with more than 110 physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other ancillary providers supported by more than 500 staff in 13 neighborhood clinics throughout the Eugene and Springfield area. More than one out of every three people in the Eugene metro area sees an Oregon Medical Group physician as their primary care provider. Oregon Medical Group's mission is to improve the health of our community in an environment of education, service and respect. We do this through providing physician-directed health services in a compassionate, caring environment where physicians want to practice, employees want to come to work and where patients want to come to get their care. We deliver these services with the highest regard for quality and customer service. The growth, reputation and ultimate success of Oregon Medical Group is centered on this mission. For more information, visit www.oregonmedicalgroup.com.

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