Navigation Links
Wellmark Leverages MDdatacor Technology to Streamline Immunization Tracking
Date:5/21/2009

ATLANTA, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- MDdatacor, Inc., a leader in health care quality management solutions for insurers and health care providers, today announced new functionality to support in tracking immunizations to further enhance the Collaboration on Quality(R) Primary Care Program. The program is a collaboration between Wellmark and primary care clinicians in Iowa and South Dakota to promote improved quality care and increased efficiency. Participating clinicians already use MDdatacor's care management technology to track and improve patient outcomes around diabetes, hypertension, asthma, childhood immunizations, and cancer screenings.

MDdatacor will receive a data feed directly from the Iowa Department of Public Health's (IDPH) statewide registry of immunization histories, called IRIS (Immunization Registry Information System), where a majority of Wellmark clinicians are already entering their patient immunization data. This will ensure there is no duplication of data entry and provide clinicians with complete immunization data, including identifying which patients are in need of immunizations.

While the U.S. currently has record, or near record, low cases of vaccine-preventable diseases, the viruses and bacteria that cause them still exist, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which warns that infectious diseases can be passed on to people who are not protected by vaccines.

"Aggregating clinical data from multiple sources gives physicians the vital information they need at the point of care to better manage patients' health, without having to access multiple systems," says Tim Roche, co-founder, president and CEO of MDdatacor. "Automating the collection of data from yet another source ensures that physicians have access to the most comprehensive data available."

MDdatacor's CareInformatix(TM) technology platform automates the collection of clinical data from physician practices' existing data sources, including transcription, electronic medical record (EMR), practice management, lab, and registry systems. The data is accessed by physicians through real-time Web-based reports that identify patients whose current treatment does not meet clinical guidelines, enabling physicians to provide appropriate, evidence-based medical care to patients in a cost-effective manner.

About MDdatacor

MDdatacor enhances health care quality through the development of innovative technology solutions. MDdatacor's patented system is used to support quality improvement, health information exchange and patient-centered medical home initiatives. MDdatacor currently serves more than 7,000 physicians representing more than seven million patients, and supports programs for payers such as Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. For more information, visitwww.mddatacor.com.

About Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Wellmark, Inc. does business as Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa. Wellmark and its subsidiaries and affiliated companies, insure or pay health benefit claims for more than two million members in Iowa and South Dakota. Wellmark, Inc. is a mutual insurance company owned by its policyholders.

Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Dakota, and Wellmark Health Plan of Iowa, Inc. are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA). As a BCBSA member, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield is part of a national network of 39 plans that insures nearly 100 million people or nearly one in three Americans in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

    Contact:
    Heather McLarney
    Vice President, Marketing
    MDdatacor
    (866) 460-5681
    Heather.mclarney@mddatacor.com

    Ann Wilson
    Director of Corporate Communications
    Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    515-248-4922
    wilsona@wellmark.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE MDdatacor, Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. MDdatacor and Wellmark Release Quality Improvement Program Results
2. MDdatacor Extends Contract with Wellmark, Inc.
3. Physicians Choice Leverages InstaMeds Integrated Platform for Healthcare Payment & Clearinghouse Solutions
4. Kings Daughters Medical Center Leverages Unique Bedside Interactive Technology to Meet Requirements of Patient Safety Goal 16
5. Pacira Pharmaceuticals Leverages TalentManager(R) from Salary.Com(TM) to Integrate Compensation and Performance Management Processes
6. Insurance Giant Leverages Technology to Enhance Offerings
7. Renowned Leader and Educator in Robotic Cardiac Bypass Surgery Leverages Cardicas C-Port(R) Flex-A(R) Anastomosis System in His Practice and to Educate Cardiothoracic Surgeons
8. Summa Health Network Announces Contract with MDdatacor to Support Multi-Insurer Health Care Quality Initiative; Initiative to Use Clinical Data to Supplement Claims Data and Enhance Outcomes
9. MDdatacor Names Gregory Buchholz Chief Operating Officer
10. NuSil Technology Acquires Pharmaceutical Antifoam (Simethicone) Business from Bluestar Silicones
11. SXC Health Solutions announces agreements for pharmacy technology services with Prime Therapeutics LLC
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Many women are ... with endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan to not only alleviate symptoms ... can help for preservation of fertility and ultimately achieving a pregnancy. The specialists ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... preset to fit their specific project," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film ... all fully customizable and all within Final Cut Pro X . Simply select ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of ... award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , ... Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is ... associated with chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center ... suffering with Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. Amanda ... orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, including ... accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic treatment. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016 According to a new ... Pen Needles, Safety Pen Needles), Needle Length (4mm, 5mm, ... Mode of Purchase (Retail, Non-Retail) - Trends & Global ... the market for the forecast period of 2016 to ... Billion by 2021 from USD 1.65 Billion in 2016, ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Research and Markets has announced ... Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... the patients with kidney failure, it replaces the function of ... patient,s blood and thus the treatment helps to keep the ... balance. Increasing number of ESRD patients & ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research and ... Devices Medical Market Analysis 2016 - Forecast to 2022" ... The report contains up to date financial data derived ... Assessment of major trends with potential impact on the market ... of market segmentation which comprises of sub markets, regional and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: