WAYNE, PA--(Marketwire - Jan 26, 2012) - Experts from MEDecision, the leading provider of collaborative health management solutions, will discuss how innovative care coordination solutions designed for accountable care organizations work in conjunction with electronic health record (EHR) to improve healthcare and lower costs, in a webinar premiering in January 31, 2012. The EHROutlook.com webinar, "Beyond the EHR: Optimizing Care Coordination" will feature MEDecision Vice President of ACO solutions, Matt Adamson and MEDecision Principal Clinical Consultant Connie Phillips-Jones, RN, MSN, CCM, CPHQ as they identify the tools and resources for care delivery organizations that want a more effective way to coordinate care and manage diverse populations.

With the recent introduction of the Medicare Shared Savings Program and Advance Payment model, healthcare providers' financial incentives will be based on quality measures such as patient outcomes and care coordination. While there is growing recognition of the role of EHR systems to support care coordination in medical practices, healthcare professionals must also consider additional technology to drive efficient and effective proactive care coordination so they may take advantage of the incentives from programs like patient-centered medical home and accountable care organizations.

The webinar will provide perspectives and information on:

  • Why EHR adoption is a necessary component of physician practices
  • How enhancements to the EHR allow for proactive care coordination of patient populations around quality and outcomes
  • How health information exchange and analytics capabilities are made possible through technology
  • Which tools can help determine gaps in care related to health and wellness, chronic conditions and medication conflicts
  • Which collaborative care management resources are necessary to support the information technology needs of physician practices


  • What: EHROutlook.com webinar: "Beyond the EHR: Optimizing Care Coordination"
  • Who: MEDecision Experts: Matt Adamson, Vice President of ACO Solutions and Connie Phillips-Jones, RN, MSN, CCM, CPHQ Principal Clinical Consultant
  • When: January 31, 2012, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Where: Register at EHROutlook.com

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MEDecision Experts:

Matt Adamson, Vice President, ACO Solutions, is responsible for defining the vision and strategy for MEDecision's solution and core technologies in support of accountable care organizations (ACOs) and patient-centered medical home (PCMH) models. He represents MEDecision with stakeholders interested in furthering the ACO and PCMH movements in the U.S. Mr. Adamson has more than 18 years of software industry experience. He holds a degree in Management Information Systems from Eastern University of Pennsylvania.

Connie Phillips-Jones RN, MSN, CCM, CPHQ Principal Clinical Consultant, has been with MEDecision since 2008. She joined the Company after more than 25 years' experience developing and managing case management, care coordination, collaborative care programs. She works directly with MEDecision customers to implement programs supported by MEDecision technology solutions.

About MEDecision
MEDecision's contribution to the healthcare industry is a powerful platform that delivers meaningful data to inform the most important healthcare transaction: patient care. We start with a philosophy that patients, providers and payers are all driving towards better health outcomes and that this common interest dictates the need for collaborative working environments. Then, we apply 23 years of experience, $85+ million in research and development and the strongest clinical knowledge to deliver the MEDecision collaborative health management platform, which includes Nexalign®, a health decision support service that applies analytics to information gathered from multiple sources to foster better business and clinical decisions on a patient's behalf, Alineo®, a health management platform for delivering outcome-driven case, disease, utilization and behavioral health management, and InFrame™, a set of tools to facilitate the health and performance management processes for physicians and accountable care organizations.

For more information, visit www.MEDecision.com.

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Contact Information:

Patricia Brown
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