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MDdatacor Launches First-Ever Technology Designed to Facilitate the Patient-Centered Medical Home; Technology Solution, MDinsight, Encourages Higher Quality Patient Care and Enhances Physician Payment
Date:6/3/2009

MDinsight provides an affordable, easy to use solution that does not require physicians to change their workflow.

MDinsight helps connect healthcare providers in a medical home and facilitate the coordination of care through the sharing of clinical data to help ensure patients get the right care at the right time. In addition, MDinsight allows clinicians to collectively document and track the quality of care a single patient receives, which helps alert the medical home to opportunities to proactively manage a patient's health.

"A medical home model that combines information technology and physician incentives based on the quality of care rather than the quantity can improve care and lower health care costs," said Dr. David Hanekom, medical director of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND). Dr. Hanekom is leading the BCBSND effort to deploy MDinsight to every physician in North Dakota as part of the first statewide medical home model in the country.

A Doctor's Office of Quality Information Technology (DOQ-IT) study showed that more than 70 percent of patients do not receive recommended preventative care. According to the 2005 Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) study, more than 50 percent of chronic disease patients do not receive follow-up care indicated by evidence-based guidelines.

According to John Watts, MDdatacor executive chairman and former executive leader at WellPoint - the largest health insurer in the United States - health insurers and disease management companies have struggled to drive meaningful improvement in patient care and reduce healthcare costs without full physician engagement.

"Claims data was designed for billing purposes, so attempting to use this data to improve patient care has significant limitations including lack of timeliness and accuracy. As a result, physicians do not find claims-based performance data reliabl
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