Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) May 20, 2013
A pioneer and leading provider of Population Health and Business Intelligence solutions, i2i Systems announced today that the 2011 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award-winning Southcentral Foundation (SCF) selected i2iTracks as their population management solution. SCF will utilize i2iTracks to help them meet their Meaningful Use (MU), Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) and Uniform Data System (UDS) requirements – a welcomed solution to managing the demands associated with growing population data.
SCF is a comprehensive health care delivery system that provides a broad spectrum of health and health-related services to support their customer-owners on their journey to wellness, including primary care, dentistry, behavioral health, complementary medicine, traditional healing, and home-based services. Their unique Nuka System of Care is a relationship-based system with organizational strategies and processes that work in partnership with the Native Community. In 2010, SCF achieved the highest level of Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition from the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA) for creating a strong primary care system that engages customer-owners and offers a broad range of preventive services and treatment.
As the primary care provider for Alaska Native and American Indian people in Southcentral Alaska, SCF began doing their own population management in the 1990s without the partnership of external resources. As their service area of Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna Valley began to expand due to increased migration, SCF needed an efficient and cost-effective solution to help them meet the health care needs of their growing population. “Maintaining all the code and metrics for population management is a lot of work for a single department, so we needed help,” said SCF Director of Data Services Mike Hirst, BSN, MPH. “No one really had the solution we were looking for until we discovered i2i Systems.”
i2iTracks provided SCF with a certified tool to deliver metrics within three areas of mandatory reporting requirements: Meaningful Use, GPRA and UDS. Although they had an Electronic Health Record (EHR) vendor that was helping them fulfill their MU needs, they required more flexibility to bring in data from multiple sources and map it to what they needed it to do. By implementing i2iTracks, SCF was able to meet their MU requirements, build their own data sets and maintain them in a cost-effective way, and develop regulatory reporting around UDS.
Beyond the traditional reporting requirements, i2iTracks helped SCF with several other areas that were essential for a seamless workflow within their organization, including the centralization of data from multiple sources and the standardization around performance metrics. Utilizing one methodology that was built into the tool, SCF was able to segment their scores and action lists, and meet all of their regulatory requirements.
“We knew we made the right decision in going with i2i Systems as our population health intelligence partner when we saw how they were willing to adapt their tool to meet our specific needs,” said Hirst. “As we continue to grow our relationship and our needs change, i2i Systems is continuing to be flexible with us, allowing for a seamless, efficient process.”
The relationship is already proving successful for both Southcentral Foundation and i2i Systems, as the product demands create new opportunities for support and improvement. “We are honored and excited to work with SCF, a Baldrige Award winner, and support their goal of making meaningful improvements to services and programs that create new value for customer-owners,” said Janice Nicholson, i2i Systems President and CEO.
About i2i Systems
Founded in 2000, i2i Systems is a pioneer and leading provider of Population Health Management solutions and services. We are focused exclusively on creating healthier populations by partnering with – and empowering – healthcare organizations in their journey to deliver the highest quality care. We deliver business and population health intelligence through smart technology that supports easier and greater access to data and improves the efficiency of the care team staff. Success, we believe, occurs when smart tools enable dedicated providers to practice at their best. For more information visit us at http://www.i2isys.com.
About Southcentral Foundation
Established in 1982, Southcentral Foundation’s (SCF) mission is to work together with the Native Community to achieve wellness through health and related services. The nonprofit health care affiliate of Cook Inlet Region Inc. (CIRI), SCF has grown from a single dental clinic to an internationally recognized, award-winning health care organization that some 1,500 people and manages more than 65 health care programs and services. SCF is a recipient of the 2011 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award – now one of 15 health care organizations in the nation to ever receive this prestigious recognition.
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