NextGen Value-Based Care Solutions Lead to Better Healthcare Outcomes, Study Shows
NextGen Healthcare, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXGN), a leading provider of innovative, cloud-based healthcare technology solutions, today affirmed results of an independent study commissioned by its client HEALTHeLINK that shows significantly improved patient outcomes when NextGen® Population Health solutions are used in conjunction with a value-based care (VBC) model. Of note, the study found that there was a 33% reduction in length of hospital stay and 30% reduction in re-admission rate
HEALTHeLINK, the health information exchange (HIE) for Western New York, with support from the Milbank Memorial Fund, conducted a study to examine whether population health analytics helped to improve care quality and efficiency in primary care practices enrolled in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) program. CPC+ is a federal program that provides resources and incentives for primary care providers to improve quality, access and efficiency of care. The study results show that when NextGen Population Health (which HEALTHeLINK uses under the name HEALTHeOUTCOMES) and a value-based care model such as CPC+ are in place at the same time, practices tend to have significantly better patient outcomes as compared with instances in which only one or none of the programs are in place.
Key findings of the study include:
"These results illustrate the power of our integrated connectivity, analytics and outcomes delivery platform to improve patient care and validate the real-world benefit of NextGen Insights' solutions portfolio," said Srinivas (Sri) Velamoor, chief growth & strategy officer and executive vice president at NextGen Healthcare. "Our population health workflow tools and analytics harness the power of cinical and claims data in meaningful and actionable ways to support providers as they make the shift to value-based care sustainably."
"While the CPC+ program creates incentives to reach higher goals, NextGen Population Health provides the means for reaching such goals and enables providers to see how they are doing against quality measures in real time," said Dan Porreca, executive director of HEALTHeLINK.
The study assessed data collected from four different groups of practices in the Western New York region, which had similar patient populations. However, only three of the four groups were enrolled in the CPC+ program and only two practices utilized HEALTHeOUTCOMES (NextGen Population Health). The group consisting of both CPC+ and HEALTHeOUTCOMES significantly outperformed its counterparts.
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About NextGen Healthcare, Inc.
NextGen Healthcare, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXGN) is a leading provider of innovative healthcare technology solutions. We are reimagining ambulatory healthcare with award-winning solutions that enable high-performing practices to create healthier communities. We partner with medical, behavioral and oral health providers in their journey toward whole person health and value-based care. Our highly integrated, intelligent and interoperable solutions go beyond EHR and Practice Management to increase clinical quality and productivity, enrich the patient experience and drive superior financial performance. We are on a quest to achieve better healthcare outcomes for all. Learn more at nextgen.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram.
HEALTHeLINK is a collaboration among hospitals, physicians, health plans and other health care providers in the eight counties of western New York State to securely exchange clinical information to improve the quality of care, enhance patient safety and mitigate health care costs. HEALTHeLINK is a certified Qualified Entity and part of the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY), which enables providers to access their patients' data from across the state. HEALTHeLINK is also a founding member of Civitas Networks for Health, a national collaborative working to use health information exchange to improve health. Providers and patients can visit wnyhealthelink.com or @HEALTHeLINK on both Facebook and Twitter for more information.
About the Milbank Memorial Fund
The Milbank Memorial Fund is an endowed operating foundation that works to improve population health and health equity by collaborating with leaders and decision makers and connecting them with the experience and sound evidence. Visit milbank.org for more information.
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