WAYNE, PA--(Marketwired - November 10, 2015) - Medecision, the leader in population health management and connected care solutions for risk-bearing entities like provider- and payer-sponsored ACOs, hospitals, IDNs and health plans, has been recognized in Black Book™ Market Research's 2015 Financial Solutions: Accountable Care Organizations report as one of the top-ranked financial services and software for value-based care and ACOs. Medecision was notably recognized in the configuration, integration and scalability categories of the report, which annually determines the industry's top-performing financial software, systems and outsourcing vendors by assessing client experiences and technology needs.

Black Book ranked vendors against 18 key performance areas of operational success by surveying financial leaders -- including hospital chief financial officers, vice presidents of finance, controllers and directors -- across the industry. Based on this data and feedback, Medecision's Aerial™ platform was ranked in the top 10, for the following key performance areas:

  • Best of breed technology and process improvement;
  • Data security, privacy and backup services;
  • Support and customer care;
  • Training; and
  • Financial viability and management stability.

These designations showcase the industry's need for technology that is customizable and can integrate into existing workflows. With 88 percent of chief financial officers having negative 2014 operating margins with slow to no progress toward orchestrating technology to support value-based models, these platforms are proving essential to the operation and success of ACOs.

"Accountable care is based on strong patient/provider relationships. While many ACOs are looking for powerful technology to help them achieve this, they also need support in making financially sound decisions, as shown in the Black Book report findings," said Deborah Gage, president and chief executive officer at Medecision. "We're thrilled to have been recognized as a major player in the ACO financial arena, and are committed to continuing to partner with our clients to manage their increased risk in these models, better positioning them for growth, viability and to improve value for their patients."

Medecision's Aerial platform is a scalable, data-driven technology proven to help ACOs stay ahead of business challenges by better managing patients at lower costs. For more information about Medecision, visit www.medecision.com.

About Medecision

Medecision is the leading provider of connected care technology and services for risk-bearing healthcare organizations including health plans, hospitals, thousands of physicians and millions of consumers. Working within the framework that patients, care providers and health plans are all driving towards better health outcomes, Medecision and its Aerial™ solution help connect all stakeholders to liberate the highest quality and most cost-efficient care.

As more organizations transition to accountable care and delegated risk management, Medecision continually applies its 25 years of experience, comprehensive technology platforms, significant investments in research and development, and the broadest implementation and clinical expertise to ensure consumers receive the best possible care. With Medecision as a business partner, health plans and care providers confidently manage through market changes, regulatory updates and new populations, while improving quality and reducing costs.

About Black Book

Black Book Rankings, a division of Black Book Market Research LLC, provides healthcare IT users, media, investors, analysts, quality minded vendors, and prospective software system buyers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and other interested sectors of the financial and clinical technology industries with comprehensive comparison data of the industry's top respected and competitively performing technology, services and outsourcing vendors.

The largest user opinion poll of its kind in healthcare IT, Black Book™ collects over 400,000 viewpoints on information technology and outsourced services vendor performance annually. For methodology, auditing, resources, comprehensive research and ranking data see http://www.blackbookrankings.com.