Meditech partners with Arcadia to add claims, risk stratification data into its EHR

Incorporating new data streams into the cloud-based electronic health record will help hospitals with population health and value-based reimbursement, officials say.
By Mike Miliard
03:59 PM
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Meditech partners with Arcadia

The new partnership will incorporate Arcadia's data into clinical delivery workflows within Meditech's Web EHR. Credit: Meditech

Meditech is working with population health management company Arcadia Healthcare Solutions, which will help integrate new data into its web-based electronic health record.

Both companies said the partnership will build on their respective expertise, with Meditech's enterprise clinical database merging with claims and other data, including information from other EHR vendors, from Arcadia.

"This collaboration with Arcadia Healthcare Solutions will strengthen Meditech's population health offering through the inclusion of data such as risk scores and gaps in care, empowering our customers to better understand their populations, while also providing tightly integrated care management workflows to translate that understanding into action," said Meditech Executive Vice President Hoda Sayed-Friel in a statement.

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Arcadia's experience aggregating data from more than 40 different EHR vendors, along with the claims data it collects, can help provider a fuller picture of how care is delivered both in and out of network, officials said. Its data will help Meditech's provider customers hone their treatment plans and bolster their financial viability as they navigate a value-based landscape.

"As healthcare systems take on risk-based contracts, they need visibility into care provided across complex networks," said Arcadia CEO Sean Carroll in a statement. "Meditech will be able to provide its customers the ability to push actionable data in the EHR at the point of care, accelerating performance under risk."

Arcadia's data will be embedded into clinical delivery workflows within Meditech's Web EHR. The extra elements will give providers added insights to help them understand the construct and risk stratification of their patient populations, utilization of resources, costs and related impact on achieving quality outcomes officials say.

"By working with Arcadia to incorporate this robust data set within the  Meditech EHR, we are positioning our customers well for the healthcare paradigm shift underway," Sayed-Friel said.

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