Navigation Links
DFW Partnership for Peak Health Care Performance Selects Data Aggregator for Diabetes Treatment Program
Date:3/5/2008

DALLAS, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The DFW Partnership for Peak Health Care Performance, a collaborative program led by the Dallas-Fort Worth Business Group on Health (DFWBGH) to improve the quality and efficiency of care for chronic illnesses, announced today that it has selected a data aggregator to provide reports on physician-directed therapies in the treatment of diabetes. Austin Provider Solutions (APS) will manage the data for this collaborative program as well as report on the results.

"We're excited about this opportunity to standardize the performance measurement process across health plans, as this will eliminate a lot of the confusion in the marketplace about how health care quality is defined," said Marianne Fazen, PhD, executive director of the Dallas-Fort Worth Business Group on Health.

The DFW Partnership for Peak Health Care Performance (previously named the DFW Value Driven Health Care Collaborative) involves physicians, employers, health plans and patients in a community-wide initiative developed to improve health care quality and increase awareness of and compliance with recommended care for chronic diseases such as diabetes.

Austin Provider Solutions will receive processed summary data of diabetes-related medical claims submitted by DFW area physicians from the five participating health plans -- Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, CIGNA, Humana and UnitedHealthcare. APS will aggregate the summary data across all five health plans to produce a single set of health care performance ratings for each physician.

The Partnership for Peak Health Care Performance will share initial data from this process with physicians to provide feedback on their own performance in the treatment of diabetes. The Partnership will also use the data to develop and target programs, tools and resources to support physicians' efforts to improve the quality of diabetes care throughout the community. Later phases of this project will achieve transparency of performance quality data through standardized multi-plan public report cards which will provide consumers information on which to base health care decisions.

About Austin Provider Solutions

Founded in 1995, Austin Provider Solutions provides software and services to managed care organizations, medical groups, independent physician associations, Blue Cross and Blue Shield organizations, state government agencies and quality improvement organizations across the country. APS specializes in HEDIS reporting, provider report cards, quality improvement, data analysis and software development. Austin Provider Solutions' HEDIS software is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Austin Provider Solutions serves clients in Texas and across the country. For more information visit their website at: http://www.AustinPS.com.

About the Dallas-Fort Worth Business Group on Health

The Dallas-Fort Worth Business Group on Health is a 130-member coalition of Dallas and Fort Worth area employers committed to market-based health care reform. Activities include: education programs on topics of key interest to employers; quality improvement initiatives providing comparative measures of quality, outcomes and care processes; relationship building initiatives; and legislative updates and analyses. Members include American Airlines, Bell Helicopter-Textron, Brinker International, EDS, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, JC Penney, Neiman Marcus, Sabre Holdings, Southwest Airlines, Texas Instruments, TXU, Verizon and others. A member of the National Business Coalition on Health, DFWBGH's goals are to empower employers to make informed health care purchasing decisions and to encourage health care providers to continuously improve their performance. http://www.dfwbgh.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Dallas-Fort Worth Business Group on Health
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. White Hat Brands, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Offer the Juice on New Partnership
2. White Hat Brands, American Camp Association Launch Partnership to Advance Childrens Wellness
3. UNIFEM and Avon Announce Partnership to End Violence Against Women and Advance Womens Empowerment: Company Contribution Benefits UN Trust Fund
4. McGraw-Hill Professional Enters Partnership with American College of Physicians, the Worlds Largest Internal Medicine Organization
5. AAPD Announces Partnership With Head Start to Address Childhood Epidemic
6. Novartis and Sony Pictures Television Internationals Latin American Advertising Sales Group Launch Partnership to Create Multi-Media Platform for Breast Cancer Awareness, Detection, and Treatment in Latin America
7. Van Andel Institute and Childrens Memorial Research Center of Chicago Form a Partnership to Facilitate Pediatric Research
8. National Lung Cancer partnership
9. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Nations Triathlon Announce New Partnership
10. AIDS Healthcare Foundation and NCHADS Partnership Adds 8th Cambodian AIDS Treatment Center in Kirivong
11. Darwin Enters into Marketing Partnership with Agency Specialty Product Network
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... "FCPX editors can now reveal their media with ... X," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Color ... users can now reveal the media of their split screens with growing colorful ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... TopConsumerReviews.com recently awarded their ... Eyeglasses . , Millions of individuals in the United States and Canada wear eyeglasses. ... way to both correct vision and make a fashion statement. Even celebrities use glasses ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... , ... PawPaws brand pet supplements owned by Whole Health Supply ... health of felines. The formula is all-natural and is made from Chinese herbs that ... Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews are Astragalus Root Extract and Rehmannia Root ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can ... Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey ... cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar ... M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal ... complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- MedSource announced today that it has selected Datatrial,s ... choice.  This latest decision demonstrates MedSource,s commitment to ... by offering a state-of-the-art electronic data capture (EDC) ... the EDC platform of choice in exchange for ... long been a preferred EDC platform by our ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  In a startling report released ... failing their residents by lacking a comprehensive, proven plan to eliminate ... a definitive ranking of how states are tackling the worst drug ... only four states – Kentucky , ... Vermont . Of the 28 failing states, three – ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Research and Markets has announced ... report to their offering. ... a favourable commercial environment for MedImmune to enter. The US ... will serve to drive considerable growth for effective anti-influenza medications. ... cap sales considerably, but development is still in its infancy. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: