Practice Fusion, the nation’s largest cloud-based electronic health records (EHR) platform, announced agreements with two provider networks to support their care coordination and accountable care initiatives. Oakland Physician Network Services and Citrus Valley Health Partners will offer Practice Fusion’s award-winning EHR to their physicians and healthcare providers, who can use the EHR to access data that can help them better understand the health of their patients. This means that a physician treating a diabetes patient can get information that can help them decide how and how often to treat that patient.
In Michigan, Oakland Physician Network Services’ team of 425 primary care and specialist physicians are participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and will deliver value-based care under contracts for 15 different health plans. Citrus Valley Health Partners, the largest, nonprofit healthcare provider for East San Gabriel Valley with more than 3,000 staff members and nearly 1,000 physicians, is leveraging Practice Fusion to build a clinically integrated network and coordinate care for nearly one million residents in Southern California.
“We need every provider using a modern, interoperable EHR to be successful with value-based contracts and move toward clinical integration,” said Rodger Prong, executive director, Oakland Physician Network Services. “Practice Fusion offers exactly that – and at no cost. Plus, with its cloud-based model, information exchange is easy, secure and efficient.”
“Citrus Valley Health Partners is looking forward to the integration of our Practice Fusion physicians with the Citrus Health Information Exchange to improve the care provided to our patients,” added Martin Kleinbart, DPM, chief strategy officer, Citrus Valley Health Partners.
Practice Fusion’s ability to connect with each organization’s data warehouse and analytical tools will power clinical analytics and quality reporting. Patients treated by providers using the Practice Fusion EHR will also have access to their personal health records and online appointment booking through Patient Fusion.
“Clinically integrated networks need real-time insights, clinical decision support and patient engagement tools to move the needle with patient care. This can only be achieved at scale through the cloud,” said Ryan Howard, founder and CEO, Practice Fusion. “With traditional EHR vendors, software is distributed to specific doctors’ offices, which makes it incredibly difficult to gather data, look across a patient population and understand patients’ health. With Practice Fusion, that problem simply doesn’t exist.”
For more information about Practice Fusion, please visit www.practicefusion.com.
About Practice Fusion
Practice Fusion is the largest and fastest-growing healthcare platform, with a mission of connecting doctors, patients and data to drive better health and save lives. A driving force in modernizing American health care, Practice Fusion is used by a community of more than 112,000 monthly active medical professionals with over 91 million patient records. In April 2013, the company launched its consumer-facing platform, Patient Fusion, where patients can find and book appointments with doctors and access their medical records. The World Economic Forum recognized Practice Fusion as a Technology Pioneer for 2013.