Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative is the National Organization Dedicated to Advancing the Patient Centered 'Medical Home'
WELLINGTON, Fla. May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Quantum Group, a healthcare services organization (HSO), has joined the Executive Committee of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC).
The PCPCC is a collaboration of major employers, consumer groups, patient quality organizations, health plans, labor unions, hospitals, physicians and others that have joined together to develop and advance the patient centered medical home.
The goal of the medical home movement is to ensure that every American has a partnership with a primary healthcare provider who takes responsibility and accountability for ongoing care, is accessible, provides preventive care, and coordinates care with other providers as needed. The Collaborative's more than 400 members believe that if primary care practices were appropriately compensated for providing this kind of care coordination, the quality of care would improve and health costs would drop.
PWeR(TM) (Personal Wellness electronic Record(TM)), the healthcare information platform designed by Quantum that facilitates the federal mandate for electronic health records, is already gaining ground in the medical home environment. PWeR provides physicians with electronic records integration, management, analysis and communication with other providers and facilities involvement in patient care. "We are pleased that Quantum is joining the Executive Committee, a distinguished group of knowledgeable executives that helps to guide the PCPCC," said Paul Grundy, MD, president of the PCPCC and an executive of IBM. "Coordinated, uninterrupted care managed by a patient's personal primary care provider is a hallmark of the patient centered medical home model. Quantum supports and promotes the principles of the medical home, and shares the PCPCC's core values."
Noel J. Guillama, Quantum President & CEO, and Pete Martinez, Quantum Senior Vice President and Chief Technology & Innovations Officer, are representing Quantum on the Executive Committee.
"We are honored to join the Executive Committee of the PCPCC and to serve its mission alongside some of the most talented and innovative minds in the industry," Guillama said. "Quantum is a new breed healthcare services organization that was built to streamline communications and provide interconnectivity between physicians and patients, hospitals, ancillary facilities, other providers and payers. The synergy between our mission and that of the PCPCC is clear, and we look forward to contributing to the advancement of the patient centered medical home model."
Martinez will also serve in a leadership role for the Center for eHealth Information Adoption and Exchange (CeHIA), one of the four Collaborative Centers of the PCPCC. "The opportunity to contribute to the PCPCC CeHIA collaborative, particularly during a time when our country has been incentivized through the federal stimulus package to promote and expand the use of technology in the delivery of healthcare, is tremendous," Martinez said. "I commend the progress made by the CeHIA to date and look forward to rolling up my sleeves and joining forces with the talented folks already at the table. I am confident in our mission, in the leadership of the PCPCC and in our combined ability to drive transformation."
The Executive Committee of the PCPCC includes 42 members. Among them are officials of: Aetna; Alere; American Academy of Family Physicians; American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Academy of Pediatrics; American College of Physicians; American Osteopathic Association; BlueCross BlueShield; CIGNA; The Commonwealth Fund; CVS Caremark; DMAA: Care Continuum Alliance; EHE International; Geisinger Health System; GlaxoSmithKline; Health Care Services Corporation; Humana, Inc.; IBM; Johnson & Johnson; Kaiser Permanente; McKesson Corporation; MedAssurant; Medco; Merck; Microsoft; MVP Health Care; Novartis; Pfizer; PhRMA; Phytel; Priority Health; The Quantum Group; Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; sanofi-aventis; Taconic IPA, Inc.; Thomson Reuters; TransforMED; UnitedHealthcare; Universal American Corp.; Walgreens; WellCentive, LLC and Wellpoint.
To read more about the work of CeHIA and the use of health information technology to support the medical home, go to http://www.pcpcc.net/content/meaningful-connections-it-resource-guide.
The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative is a coalition of more than 400 major employers, consumer groups, organizations representing primary care physicians, and other stakeholders who have joined to advance the patient centered medical home. The Collaborative believes that, if implemented, the patient centered medical home will improve the health of patients and the health care delivery system. For more information on the patient centered medical home and a complete list of the PCPCC members, please visit http://www.pcpcc.net/.
About The Quantum Group, Inc.
The Quantum Group is an innovation-driven Healthcare Services Organization (HSO) that provides business process solutions, service chain management, strategic consulting and leading edge technology to the healthcare industry.
Quantum has developed and deployed PWeR(TM) (www.myPWeR.com), a cutting-edge, patent-pending healthcare technology system that has been designed to bridge the gaps of communication and exchange of patient information throughout the healthcare industry. To date eighteen provisional and one utility patent application have been filed in support of PWeR. The system can integrate all of the functions a physician/provider, hospital, clinic and related professionals utilize in one patient-centric, web-based platform and falls well within the economic incentives offered by the new $19 billion Stimulus Package for healthcare information technology. We believe we are positioned to be a catalyst for change as we take aim at the $700 billion inefficiency gap in the United States healthcare industry.
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