|By Business Wire||
|February 26, 2013 09:09 AM EST|
Arcadia Solutions, a leading provider of data-driven quality improvement solutions, launched a new version of its PCHH Accelerator to provide health systems with a more timely and efficient path to achieve and track Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition. Concurrently, the PCHH Accelerator 2.0 has been selected to support the Community Health Partnership of Santa Clara County’s (CHP) PCMH initiative. The CHP is working in partnership with the California Primary Care Association (CPCA) to assist its members in successfully transforming into Patient-Centered Health Homes (PCHH) and in achieving NCQA PCMH recognition.
“This initiative further strengthens our partnership with CPCA as we collectively aim to deliver bundled technology and clinical coaching solutions for customers such as CHP to advance its path to care transformation,” said Michael Meucci, Director of PCMH Transformation at Arcadia Solutions. “The Accelerator 2.0 enhances the existing practice support toolkit, but more importantly adds valuable reporting and standardization capabilities to support large organizations implementing PCMH at scale, allowing them to efficiently engage, track and support practices through care transformation.”
Arcadia Solutions’ PCHH Accelerator 2.0 offers updated features, which include:
- An improved documentation library to help manage the many policies, workflows, reports and artifacts required in the PCMH recognition process.
- A redesigned practice user interface to make the system more user friendly and enhance navigation.
- An enhanced practice dashboard to better highlight challenge areas where practices need to focus attention and provide a quick assessment of project health.
- A new group reporting dashboard allowing for enhanced program management and tracking of multiple sites concurrently undergoing PCMH transformation and recognition as well as new dashboard elements allowing program managers to quickly identify which practices need additional support or resources to drive transformation.
“In order to improve the cost and quality of care in California, we must provide our members the opportunity to not only accelerate the PCMH recognition process, but make it as easy and streamlined as possible,” said Dolores Alvarado, CEO of the Community Health Partnership of Santa Clara County. “Our members are delighted to be working with Arcadia Solutions and CPCA. It’s important for us to help them build and sustain successful medical homes, which this collaboration accomplishes.”
National healthcare reform legislation calls for implementation of the Patient-Centered Medical Home model of care. As a result, national and state payers as well as government agencies have aligned program and grant requirements with PCMH recognition. Five of the nine CHP members participating in the initiative have received grant funding supporting quality improvement from the Bureau of Primary Healthcare, a grant which requires these practices to achieve PCMH recognition by September 1, 2013. To simplify this process and meet grant requirements, CHP will leverage Arcadia Solutions’ PCHH Accelerator 2.0 to guide members through the transformation and recognition process. CPCA will also assist CHP with standardized clinical coaching focused on aiding its members through the process of receiving NCQA recognition and driving sustainable health home transformation to deliver improved care quality and outcomes.
“We’ve been working with Arcadia Solutions for years and have bundled the PCHH Accelerator product with our coaching and training services to provide our members and regional consortia, like CHP, more expansive and comprehensive support,” said Carmela Castellano-Garcia, President and CEO of the California Primary Care Association. “We’re pleased to see the latest modifications to the PCHH Accelerator as it creates an even more efficient tool for practices. This combination of technology and experience has created a priceless commodity for facilities as they travel down the road towards PCMH recognition and long-term practice transformation.”
The California Primary Care Association (CPCA) is the statewide leader and recognized voice representing the interests of California community clinics and health centers and their patients. CPCA represents more than 800 not-for-profit community clinics and health centers (CCHCs) who provide comprehensive, quality health care services, particularly for low-income, uninsured and underserved Californians, who might otherwise not have access to health care. For more information, visit http://www.cpca.org/.
The Community Health Partnership is one of seventeen membership organizations throughout the state of California that represent non-profit Community Health Centers. We are comprised of eleven primary care community‐based organizations providing health services at 31 sites, including five school health centers, three free clinics, an Indian Health Center and seven family planning clinics. The clinics combined serve 144,659 patients per year with 417,051 patient visits annually. For more information, visit http://www.chpscc.org.
About Arcadia Solutions
Arcadia Solutions is a nationally recognized, leading healthcare consulting firm that engages with both payers and providers to design, implement, and manage healthcare transformation and technology projects. Since 2002, Arcadia’s focus on data-driven solutions has allowed clients to more efficiently and cost-effectively manage their information through the right blend of people, processes, technology, and strategy. For more information, visit www.arcadiasolutions.com.