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Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG) Teams With Illumisys, LLC to Promote Quality of Care to Patients and Increase Adoption and Use of Health Information Technologies.
Date:7/15/2008

The two organizations will help increase providers' online access to information through redesign and consolidation of Internet-based technologies and provide outreach support for over 400 physicians in a 50-physician practice pilot.

SAN FRANCISCO, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG) is taking a leadership role to enhance the level of service and support to its provider members and their patients. The East Bay physician organization is working with Illumisys, LLC, to implement a rapid cycle of physician adoption and deployment strategies along with consolidation of various technology solutions available to its physicians and patients via the Internet. This will ensure that ABMG's web presence is practical, informative and provider and patient friendly.

"We are always looking to provide our physicians with more and better tools to provide quality care," said Jim Slaggert, chief executive officer of Alta Bates Medical Group. "We hope that this new relationship will promote quality care and enhance physician and patient communication initiatives, in part, through the use of technology."

Illumisys, LLC, a San Francisco based health information technology consulting firm, will provide planning, training and implementation project management services. In conjunction with ABMG, Illumisys consultants will complete practice assessments and workflow analyses and subsequently, develop and implement adoption strategies along with physician communication and education programs. Working with RelayHealth, Illumisys staff will reach out to physicians and provide localized support for physician and office staff training and education. They will also work with Sutter Connect to create an easily accessible ABMG web portal for its physicians and patients.

"ABMG's commitment to increasing physician adoption of health information technologies (HIT) is an initiative that we are very excited to take a leadership role in," says John Weir, President of Illumisys. "By teaming with ABMG's existing technology partners we are able to leverage proven and practical methods for system implementation and training that will help ABMG and its physicians develop continued enhancements in quality healthcare and patient satisfaction."

Alta Bates Medical Group is an Independent Physicians Association serving patients in Oakland, Berkeley and the greater East Bay, comprised of more than 600 physicians and serve 70,000 health plan members. For more information about Alta Bates Medical Group, please visit http://www.altabatesmd.com.

Illumisys, LLC is a San Francisco based health information technology (IT) consulting firm focusing on systems integration, clinical practice improvement, Electronic Health Record (EHR), Practice Management System & e-Prescribing implementation and training services. Illumisys is dedicated to helping healthcare organizations and physicians transform their patient environment through the adoption and use of technology. Illumisys is also committed to advancing patient safety and modernizing the business of healthcare by blending operational improvement with the power of technology. Illumisys is a wholly-own for-profit subsidiary of Lumetra, San Francisco, California. For more information about Illumisys, LLC, please visit http://www.illumisys.net.


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