Wellcentive, a provider of end-to-end population health management (PHM) for healthcare organizations, is joining CommonWell Health Alliance as a general member.
CommonWell, a non-profit trade association, believes health data should be available regardless of where care occurs, and that provider access to this data must be built into healthcare technology at a reasonable cost for use by a broad range of organizations and the people they serve.
Wellcentive is joining CommonWell as the first solely focused PHM solution provider in support of this mission.
"Each member of CommonWell brings a unique contribution to our team. Wellcentive will provide a fresh perspective on how to improve data flow to meet the PHM needs of healthcare organizations," said Nick Knowlton, membership chair for CommonWell. "Data liquidity is integral to population health management, and managing populations is increasingly integral to the success of healthcare organizations."
Wellcentive enables healthcare organizations of all sizes to better manage the health of their populations with the goal of improving care quality while reducing costs. It does this by helping these organizations analyze the data in their systems to identify and close care gaps, increase preventive and wellness care and better manage high-risk patients.
"Since EHRs are one of the primary sources of data for PHM analytics, the two have always had a symbiotic relationship," said Tom Zajac, Wellcentive's CEO. "Improving data interoperability has a direct effect on our ability to deliver faster, more accurate insights that will help advance the delivery of care across the nation.
“As a leader and early innovator in the PHM space, Wellcentive fully supports the CommonWell mission and feels privileged to help these forward-thinking organizations shape the standards for the future. We view it as an important strategic step toward solving many of the healthcare industry's most pressing issues."
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