Greenville Health System (GHS) – the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in South Carolina – has selected Caradigm to help execute its population health strategy.
In developing its population health strategy, GHS said it recognized a need to standardize care models, risk stratification processes, and underlying data flow and analytics across its diverse system.
It also understood that it would face a number of challenges, including disparate electronic medical record systems and health information exchanges. After an extensive evaluation, GHS said it concluded that Caradigm’s exclusive focus on population health and cloud-based delivery was best suited to meet its current and long-term needs for managing the clinical and financial risks of patient populations.
“Our goal is to improve care, reduce costs and enhance the patient experience across the entire continuum of care,” said Dr Angelo Sinopoli, vice president of clinical integration and chief medical officer for GHS. “We believe that Caradigm has the right approach to population health, and by working together, we can achieve our goals more quickly.”
GHS will implement Caradigm’s care management, quality improvement and risk management solutions, as well as the Caradigm Intelligence Platform and Knowledge Hub.
Through the implementation and use of these solutions, GHS intends to expand its insights to its patient populations by leveraging patient data stored in multiple, disparate systems across sites, with the ability to analyze, stratify and manage patient populations based on clinical outcomes and financial risk. Caradigm’s engagement with GHS will initially focus on patient population management for its participation in the Medicare Shared Savings Program and improved management of its self-insured employee and dependent lives.
“Caradigm is extremely impressed by the leadership position Greenville Health System is taking in population health and its commitment to achieving the highest levels of healthcare excellence while managing costs,” said Michael Simpson, CEO of Caradigm. “It is extremely gratifying to work with an organization like GHS, which recognizes that the shifts occurring in health care require new thinking and solutions to address a long-term strategy for population health.”
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