Leading Technology-Enabled Medical Benefit Management Company eviCore healthcare Acquires QPID Health

Combined entity will support healthcare’s shift to value-based care with advanced analytics, software and services to support payers, hospitals, physicians and patients

BLUFFTON, SC – February 29, 2016 – eviCore healthcare, a company committed to enabling better outcomes for patients, payers and providers through advanced medical benefits management, today announced that it has acquired Boston-based QPID Health.

QPID Health, a Partners HealthCare spin-out in late 2012, has a history of innovative partnerships with leading health systems, helping providers achieve their care quality and cost reduction goals with sophisticated analytical software that generates actionable information and clinical insights from patient records.

“We have dedicated our company to making a lasting, positive impact on all healthcare stakeholders through more informed decision-making and improved outcomes,” explained John J. Arlotta, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of eviCore healthcare. “Healthcare is being radically transformed and the traditional barriers between payers and care delivery systems are coming down. By integrating the QPID Health team and technology, we accelerate our ability to support the provision of healthcare in a value-based world.”

QPID Health’s technology is a powerful combination of natural language processing (NLP), clinical logic, and machine learning that generates patient facts from information found anywhere and in any format in longitudinal health records — including structured data fields and unstructured narrative notes. This overcomes a significant challenge to understanding a patient’s history and status, since up to 80% of information might be found outside of discrete data fields.

Michael J. Doyle, QPID Health President and CEO, stated: “Our shared vision, culture and goals made eviCore an excellent fit for QPID Health’s next phase of growth. The combined entity leverages eviCore’s decades of experience in developing clinical care pathways based on the best available evidence, with our deep roots supporting hospitals, clinicians and administrators focused on quality improvement. With the new eviCore, best practices can be used to ensure that medical care is properly utilized, avoiding harm and ensuring the best patient outcomes.  The combined entity is committed to partnering with all risk-bearing entities to allow them to flourish in an increasing quality and value based environment.

QPID Health will continue to maintain its offices in Boston, MA and Carlsbad, CA and will retain its name. Terms of the deal were not announced.

About eviCore:

eviCore healthcare (eviCore) offers proven, diversified medical benefit management solutions that help clients reduce costs while increasing quality of care for their members.  The company provides these solutions to managed care organizations and risk-bearing provider organizations serving commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid populations.  Powered by a team of specialized medical professional resources, extensive evidence-based guidelines, and advanced technologies, eviCore supports clients by ensuring the right evidence-based care is delivered at the right time to the right patient at the right site of care.  Flexible medical benefit management solutions are offered in: Radiology; Cardiology; Musculoskeletal; Medical Oncology; Radiation Therapy; Specialty Drug Management; Sleep; Lab Management; and Post-Acute Care (including participating in the CMS Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative).  eviCore is proud to help 100 million Americans receive higher quality, lower cost healthcare.

For more information about eviCore health, please visit evicore.com.

About QPID Health:

QPID Health’s clinical reasoning platform and quality solutions have been adopted by leading integrated health systems including Partners HealthCare, Providence Health & Services, Sutter Health, and Sharp HealthCare. Developed over 10 years in demanding clinical settings, QPID solutions are clinically proven and scalable.

For more information about QPID Health, please visit www.qpidhealth.com

Contact:

Mark Ciamarra, SVP Marketing and Communications, eviCore healthcare
mciamarra@evicore.com

 

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QPID Health’s Quality Reporting Solution Achieves ONC HIT 2014 Edition Modular Ambulatory EHR Certification from ICSA Labs

Certified measures include those required for CMS’s PQRS Group Reporting System Web Interface option

BOSTON – JANUARY 11, 2016 – QPID Health, which helps hospitals and medical groups achieve their quality goals by generating actionable patient facts from electronic health records, has achieved ONC HIT 2014 Edition Modular Ambulatory EHR certification for its QPID Health Quality Reporting software. The certification designates that the software is capable of supporting eligible providers with meeting the Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

QPID Health Quality Reporting software (version 4.5) was certified on January 5, 2016 by ICSA Labs, an Office of the National Coordinator-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) and is compliant in accordance with applicable criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).

“We believe that we can provide our customers a way to successfully demonstrate Meaningful Use while streamlining the reporting processes,” said Michael J. Doyle, FACHE, president and CEO, QPID Health. “QPID Health’s unique approach speeds the discovery of evidence for quality reporting and compliance, dramatically lowering the costs of reporting. Since the software locates patient information related to quality measures in free form text as well as structured data fields, providers get full credit for the care they are delivering.”

The clinical quality measures supported include those required for reporting via the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Group Reporting Option Web Interface (GPRO-WI). These measures can be used by many eligible physicians to track and report on quality metrics and demonstrate compliance. For example, those participating in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) can use these measures and report via the GPRO WI to qualify for Meaningful Use. Those selecting the GPRO WI reporting option can report once for PQRS, Meaningful Use, and the Value-Based Payment Modifier.

QPID Health software captures and exports clinical quality measures from electronic health record (EHR) and other clinical systems. The Quality Reporting application highlights, by measure, where there are gaps in data or where user review and attestation is needed. For example, if a patient has received an immunization outside of the provider’s network at a walk-in clinic, this fact might only be noted in a visit note, not in a the immunization field. QPID Health will find that note and flag it for the user, who can attest to the measure. Further, an audit trail of all such attestations in maintained.

ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers vendor-neutral testing and certification.  ONC HIT 2014 Edition  Certification is granted to those technologies that are capable of meeting the more rigorous testing criteria developed to support providers and hospitals who wish to demonstrate Stage 2 Meaningful Use, which focuses on the capability of health IT to deliver higher quality patient care and exchange clinical information securely.

The QPID Health Quality Reporting software (version 4.5) certification number is 160002R00. ONC HIT certification conferred by ICSA Labs does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

QPID Health Quality Reporting software (version 4.5) meets the following certification criteria: clinical quality measures – capture and export (c1) and quality management system (g4).

The clinical quality measures to which QPID Health Quality Reporting software (version 4.5)  has been certified include: CMS 2, CMS 22, CMS 68, CMS 69, CMS 122, CMS 125, CMS 127, CMS 130, CMS 131, CMS 138, CMS 139, CMS 144, CMS 147, CMS 159, CMS 164 and CMS 165.

About QPID Health

QPID Health helps hospitals and medical groups achieve their quality goals with software that generates actionable information from patient records. QPID Health’s clinical reasoning software combines advanced natural language processing (NLP), clinical logic, and machine learning to locate and synthesize patient facts in medical records.

With 8500 active users across major integrated delivery networks including Partners HealthCare and Providence Health & Services, Sharp HealthCare and Sutter Health, and over 10 years of use in demanding clinical settings, QPID Health software is clinician proven and scalable. In just the past three years the software has analyzed 318 million clinical documents for 1.6 million unique patients.

For more information about QPID Health, please visit www.qpidhealth.com

About ONC Certification

The ONC Certified Health Information Technology (HIT) program tests and certifies that HIT is capable of meeting the 2014 Edition criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The certifications include Complete EHRs, which meet all of the 2014 Edition criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology and EHR Modules, which meet one or more — but not all — of the criteria.

About ICSA Labs

ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers third-party testing and certification of security and health IT products, as well as network-connected devices, to measure product compliance, reliability and performance for many of the world’s top security vendors.  ICSA Labs is an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited and 9001:2008 registered organization. ICSA Labs is NVLAP accredited as a Health IT Test Lab and is also an ONC-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) accredited by ANSI to ISO/IEC Guide 65. Visit http://www.icsalabs.com and http://www.icsalabs.com/blogs for more information.

 

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Partners HealthCare Enters into Global Enterprise Agreement with QPID Health

QPID Health software integrates with Epic and legacy systems to support clinical care, population health, research, and quality improvement

BOSTON – JANUARY 11, 2016 – QPID Health, which helps hospitals and medical groups achieve their quality goals by generating actionable patient facts from electronic health records, today announced that Partners HealthCare has signed the Company to an expanded enterprise-wide software and services agreement. Over the next two years, Partners HealthCare will roll out QPID Health solutions across all 10 of its hospitals and associated physician organizations. QPID will integrate with Partners eCare, an Epic-based system for clinical and administrative functions, as well as legacy systems.

“Partners HealthCare has made a significant investment in our Epic electronic health record,” said Jim Noga, Chief Information Officer, Partners HealthCare System. “QPID’s software will be fully integrated with Partners eCare and helping to ensure that we optimize our investment.”

Timothy Ferris, MD, Vice President of Population Health shared: “Effectively using patient data for quality reporting and optimal patient outcomes is increasingly important as we move towards value-based care. QPID Health software, which we are now deploying to all of our hospitals, will help to ensure appropriate use of high-cost, high-volume surgical procedures. This agreement will help provide our physicians with the specific patient information that they need to attest to use of evidence-based guidelines. Not only is this the right thing to do for patients, it also reduces costs where we share risk with government and commercial payers.”

Gregg Meyer, Chief Clinical Officer at Partners HealthCare added: “By removing the burden of slogging through a very high volume of digital data, QPID Health helps enable better care decisions and understand where we stand in terms of achieving our quality goals.”

Massachusetts General Hospital began using the first generation of QPID software nearly 10 years ago. Partners has realized tremendous return on investment over the years from eliminating unnecessary cancellations, protecting patient safety, improved utilization management, and earning CMS bonuses and avoiding penalties.

Mike Doyle, QPID Health President and CEO, stated: “Despite widespread industry adoption, the majority of data contained within EHRs remains unstructured and difficult to use for reporting and at the point-of-care. Leveraging all the data from within the EHR is an imperative as momentum towards lowering costs while improving outcomes builds. Partners HealthCare has been a longtime and invaluable partner to QPID and we are proud to expand our relationship.”

About Partners HealthCare:

Partners HealthCare is an integrated health system founded by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to its two academic medical centers, the Partners system includes community and specialty hospitals, a managed care organization, community health centers, a physician network, home health and long-term care services, and other health care entities. Partners HealthCare is committed to patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community. Partners is one of the nation’s leading biomedical research organizations and a principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.  Partners HealthCare is a non-profit organization. 

About QPID Health:

QPID Health helps hospitals and medical groups protect revenue, decrease costs and achieve their quality goals with software that generates actionable information from patient records. QPID Health’s clinical reasoning software combines advanced natural language processing (NLP), clinical logic, and machine learning to generate patient facts from information found anywhere and in any format in longitudinal health records (including structured data fields and narrative notes). Our applications streamline quality reporting, clinical registry submissions, and utilization management.

With 8500 active users across major integrated delivery networks including Partners HealthCare, Providence Health & Services, Sharp HealthCare and Sutter Health, and over 10 years of use in demanding clinical settings, QPID Health software is clinician proven and scalable. In just the past three years the software has analyzed 318 million clinical documents for 1.6 million unique patients.

For more information about QPID Health, please visit www.qpidhealth.com.

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QPID Health to Showcase New Approach to Quality Reporting at the IHI Forum on Quality Improvement in Healthcare

Company to demonstrate software that streamlines reporting processes and finds more patient data to improve performance

Boston – December 1, 2015 – QPID Health, which helps hospitals and medical groups achieve their quality goals with software that generates actionable information from electronic health records, today announced that the Company will exhibit at the IHI’s 27th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care. The event will be held December 6-9, 2015 in Orlando, FL.

QPID Health will demonstrate its Quality Reporting and Registry Submission solutions at booth #112. While hospitals and medical groups have successfully transitioned to electronic medical records, as much as 80% of quality-critical information is captured in clinical notes and reports, not in structured data fields. This means that standard reporting based on data fields in the EHRs leave providers at risk of missing key facts related to the quality of care they deliver. Manual chart abstraction to fill the gap is expensive and does not scale.

The company’s solutions use advanced natural language processing (NLP) and clinical reasoning software to extract patient facts related to quality measures from both structured and unstructured data within the electronic health record. Providers benefit from lower costs and improved performance on quality measures. Visit QPID Health at the IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care at booth #112. Follow @QPIDHealth on Twitter for live updates from the show.

Visit QPID Health at the IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care at booth #112. Follow @QPIDHealth on Twitter for live updates from the event.

About QPID Health:

QPID Health helps hospitals and medical groups achieve their quality goals with software that generates actionable information from patient records. QPID Health’s clinical reasoning software combines advanced natural language processing (NLP), clinical logic, and machine learning to locate and synthesize patient facts in medical records.

With 8500 active users across major integrated delivery networks including Partners HealthCare and Providence Health & Services, and over 10 years of use in demanding clinical settings, QPID Health software is clinician proven and scalable. In just the past three years the software has analyzed 318 million clinical documents for 1.6 million unique patients.

For more information about QPID Health, please visit www.qpidhealth.com

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QPID Health Announces Groupers for Epic

New content subscription service reduces cost of developing and maintaining Groupers

Boston – October 20, 2015 – QPID Health, which helps hospitals and medical groups achieve their quality goals with software that generates actionable information from electronic health records, today announced the availability of QPID Groupers for Epic. The company’s clinical content enhances Epic functionality by linking entities such as a specific disease with related medications and labs. The results are enhanced Problem List, Synopsis View, and Chart Search functions in Epic deployments. The QPID Grouper content takes just minutes to load, using a new import mechanism released by Epic for its client base.

Currently, Epic clients must create Grouper content in-house, and manually, using teams of MDs, RNs, and PharmDs across various departments. With QPID Groupers for Epic, QPID Health’s clinical experts handle all curation and maintenance, helping hospitals reduce costs and eliminate redundant work across departments. QPID Groupers are continually updated as guidelines change and new therapies are released.

John Lee, CMIO of Edward Elmhurst, an integrated healthcare delivery system serving the state of Illinois, explained: “QPID Groupers for Epic has solved a problem for us, which is shared by our colleagues throughout the Epic user community: how to eliminate the ad hoc creation of clinical content and use of in-house clinical resources for a time-intensive process. The volume of work becomes overwhelming when you try to accommodate changes, which are constant. QPID Health eliminates this by providing a body of validated clinical content that is updated on a regular basis.”

Delivered as a subscription service of clinical content, QPID Groupers are uploaded using a new import tool developed by Epic. The first deliverable in the subscription service includes the Top 100 medical conditions and associated laboratory tests and medications, as well as disease-centric Groupers as defined by the Value Set Authority Center (VSAC).

Once loaded into the Epic instance, the QPID Grouper clinical associations enhance clinical workflow as follows:

  • The Problem List enhances problem-based charting by including richer information such as prescribed medications, organized in a clinically oriented way.
  • Chart Search expands beyond free-text search to include elements such as related labs and medications for a certain disease.
  • Synopsis View provides building blocks of patient information relevant to the specialist using the system.

The VSAC content provides building blocks for reporting on quality measures. For example, when reporting to the clinical quality measure NQF 0070 – beta-blocker therapy for prior myocardial infarction or left ventricular dysfunction –VSAC Groupers help identify the specific groups of patients that would qualify for the condition “myocardial infarction” and the specific prescription for “beta-blocker”. QPID Groupers will then identify the correct drugs (by brand and generic names) associated with the prescription so providers are compliant with quality measures.

Mike Doyle, QPID Health President and CEO stated: “We are excited to announce this offering from our clinical content experts, made possible by our collaboration with Epic. The QPID Groupers for Epic service eliminates the need for hospitals to create and maintain Groupers in-house, meaning that they can get more value from their Epic EHR investment, at lower costs.”

About QPID Health:

QPID Health helps hospitals and medical groups achieve their quality goals with software that generates actionable information from patient records. QPID Health’s clinical reasoning software combines advanced natural language processing (NLP), clinical logic, and machine learning to locate and synthesize patient facts in medical records.

With 8500 active users across major integrated delivery networks including Partners HealthCare and Providence Health & Services, and over 10 years of use in demanding clinical settings, QPID Health software is clinician proven and scalable. In just the past three years the software has analyzed 318 million clinical documents for 1.6 million unique patients.

For more information about QPID Health, please visit www.qpidhealth.com

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Sharp HealthCare Selects QPID Health for PQRS Compliance

Leading California health system to use QPID Health’s technology to streamline mandated quality reporting and ensure reports are consistent with high standards of care

Boston – September 21, 2015 – QPID Health, which helps hospitals and medical groups complete quality and registry reporting more efficiently and thoroughly, today announced that Sharp HealthCare, a leading health system in California, will partner with QPID Health on some of their quality initiatives. The software will be implemented initially at Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group to assist in reporting to CMS under the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS).

Based in San Diego, Sharp HealthCare is a not-for-profit integrated regional health care delivery system with four acute-care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, two affiliated medical groups, and over 17,000 employees and 2,600 affiliated doctors. Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group currently employs 500 primary care physicians and specialists.

Traditional reporting processes limited to reporting on data captured in structured fields in the EHR leave providers at risk for lower performance scores, as up to 90% of quality-critical factors are found in notes made by doctors and nurses. The traditional approach to solving this problem has been to use expensive clinical resources to manually abstract charts. QPID Health software uses all available data and documentation so providers can present a more complete picture of their quality achievements, at lower costs. Using advanced clinical logic and natural language processing (NLP), QPID Health’s software locates and synthesizes patient facts from anywhere in patients’ health records and maintains a complete audit trail.

Michael W. Murphy, Sharp HealthCare President and CEO commented: “We are committed to providing the highest quality of care to our patients and are excited to partner with QPID Health. We selected QPID Health because of its unique ability to help us ensure that our quality reports are commensurate with Sharp’s organizational focus on optimal care.”

Ken Lawonn, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Sharp HealthCare noted that: “Integrating QPID Health with our existing EHR will improve the speed and efficiency with which we can report on quality measures, and will optimize the investment we’ve made in health information technology.”

Parag Agnihotri, Medical Director for Continuum of Care for Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group added: “In an ongoing effort to continue delivering ‘value-based care’ to our consumers, having tools like QPID permits Sharp Rees-Stealy clinicians to demonstrate the high quality of care provided to patients.”

“Our partnership with Sharp is testament to QPID’s continued ability to help providers reach their quality goals by providing solutions that streamline reporting and improve performance on quality measures,” said Mike Doyle, QPID Health President and CEO. “Sharp understands that leveraging all of the information captured in patient records is the only way to report at the levels of efficiency and timeliness required to thrive in the industry’s transition to value-based care.”

About Sharp HealthCare:

Sharp HealthCare, San Diego’s most comprehensive health care delivery system, is recognized for clinical excellence in cardiac, cancer, multi-organ transplantation, orthopedics, rehabilitation, behavioral health, women’s health, home health and hospice services. Sharp HealthCare has been widely acclaimed for its commitment to transform the health care experience for patients, physicians and staff through an organization-wide performance improvement initiative called The Sharp Experience. The Sharp system includes four acute-care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, two affiliated medical groups and a health plan. To learn more about Sharp, visit www.sharp.com or stay connected with Sharp on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About QPID Health:

QPID Health helps hospitals and medical groups achieve their quality goals and streamline mandated quality reporting. With QPID Health, identifying quality-critical patient information is easier and less costly than with current approaches, which rely on manual chart review to augment EHR-based reporting. QPID Health’s clinical reasoning software uses advanced natural language processing (NLP) and clinical logic to locate and synthesize patient facts in medical records that are required to prove quality compliance and support audits. Clinical teams can focus on quality improvement, not just reporting, with the time saved and evidence found by QPID Health.

Hospitals and medical groups use QPID Health to:

  • Shrink the time and labor required to complete complex quality reports by 50%
  • Avoid penalties and earn bonuses by locating up to 90% more quality-critical data
  • Surface and address issues related to quality measures before they impact scores

With 8500 active users across major integrated delivery networks including Partners HealthCare and Providence Health & Services, and over 10 years of use in demanding clinical settings, QPID Health software is clinician proven and scalable. In just the past three years the software has analyzed 318 million clinical documents for 1.6 million unique patients.

For more information about QPID Health, please visit www.qpidhealth.com

Follow QPID Health on Twitter: @QPIDHealth

 

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Holyoke Medical Center Selects QPID Health for Quality Initiative

Hospital will use QPID Health technology to expedite review and improve care for behavioral health patients at risk for revolving emergency visits and readmissions

Boston – September 2, 2015 – QPID Health, which helps hospitals and medical groups achieve their quality goals with software that locates and synthesizes critical patient facts from electronic health records, today announced that Holyoke Medical Center has selected the Company’s software for timely identification of behavioral health patients at risk for revolving emergency visits and readmissions. Holyoke Medical Center will deploy QPID Health technology to support a transformative behavioral health management initiative funded by the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission’s Community Hospital Acceleration, Revitalization, and Transformation (CHART) Investment Program.

Holyoke Medical Center, a Leapfrog Group 2014 Top Hospital, is a 198-bed facility with 1,200 employees serving more than 180,000 individuals and families from the surrounding areas. Each year Holyoke Medical Center admits approximately 7,500 patients and has 45,000 visits to its Emergency Department (ED). The hospital was awarded a 3.9 million dollar grant as part of CHART, a program that aims to make Massachusetts’ community hospitals more effective and cost-efficient by providing grants for key quality improvement projects. The current phase of CHART is focused on maximizing appropriate hospital use and enhancing behavioral health care.

“Holyoke Medical Center is pleased to make this investment in supporting patients who visit our Emergency Department for behavioral health issues,” said Spiros Hatiras, President and Chief Executive Officer, Holyoke Medical Center and Valley Health Systems, Inc. “Our partnership with QPID health means our clinicians have an innovative tool to support patient treatment at HMC and referral to community based care.”

Carl Cameron, Chief Operating Officer, Holyoke Medical Center, said, “Building on our existing electronic health records system, QPID Health software will support us in providing more accurate and faster delivery of valuable insight, which saves time, reduces the potential for reporting errors, and improves patient care, which are key to achieving CHART program goals.”

QPID Health meets CHART program goals by integrating its software with the hospital’s EHR to help identify high readmission risk patients so they can be given appropriate treatment, referrals, and follow-up care.

“We are proud to provide Holyoke Medical Center with the technology necessary to enhance their ability to treat behavioral health patients,” said Mike Doyle, QPID Health President and CEO. “Preventing readmissions and cost reduction are of the highest priority for healthcare providers. We look forwarding to working with Holyoke Medical Center to help them meet the CHART program goals that ensure optimal patient outcomes and improved care.”

About QPID Health:

QPID Health helps hospitals and medical groups achieve their quality goals and streamline mandated quality reporting. With QPID Health, identifying quality-critical patient information is easier and less costly than with current approaches, which rely on manual chart review to augment EHR-based reporting. QPID Health’s clinical reasoning software uses advanced natural language processing (NLP) and clinical logic to locate and synthesize patient facts in medical records that are required to prove quality compliance and support audits. Clinical teams can focus on quality improvement, not just reporting, with the time saved and evidence found by QPID Health.

Hospitals and medical groups use QPID Health to:

  • Shrink the time and labor required to complete complex quality reports by 50%
  • Avoid penalties and earn bonuses by locating up to 90% more quality-critical data
  • Surface and address issues related to quality measures before they impact scores

With 8500 active users across major integrated delivery networks including Partners HealthCare and Providence Health & Services, and over 10 years of use in demanding clinical settings, QPID Health software is clinician proven and scalable. In just the past three years the software has analyzed 318 million clinical documents for 1.6 million unique patients.

For more information about QPID Health, please visit www.qpidhealth.com

Follow QPID Health on Twitter: @QPIDHealth

About Holyoke Medical Center:

Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) is a 198-bed facility with over 1,200 employees serving individuals and families throughout the cities and towns of the Pioneer Valley in western Massachusetts. The medical staff includes more than 300 physicians and consulting staff. Among some of top-rated services at HMC is the award-winning HMC Stroke Service which has been consistently rated as one of the best in the state by The American Heart and Stroke Association. Areas of clinical emphasis also include behavioral health, critical care, emergency care, orthopedics, oncology, rehabilitation, women’s health services, and speech and hearing services. Holyoke Medical Center is a member of Valley Health Systems in Holyoke, which also includes the affiliates Holyoke Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice Life Care, Western Mass Physician Associates and River Valley Counseling Center.

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QPID Health Listed as a “Sample Vendor” in Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Healthcare Provider Technologies and Standards, 2015

QPID Health named in the Natural Language Processing (NLP) Clinical Enterprise Category

Boston – August 20, 2015– QPID Health, which helps hospitals and medical groups complete quality and registry reporting more efficiently and thoroughly, today announced that it has been identified as a sample vendor in the Gartner “Healthcare Provider Technologies and Standards, 2015” report. QPID was named in the Natural-Language Processing (Clinical Enterprise) category.1

“The Gartner Hype Cycle is a vital reference for healthcare delivery organization CIOs and IT leadership when assessing the impact and value of emerging and existing information technologies and standards…. Each entry on the Hype Cycle provides a definition of the technology, a justification for its position and adoption speed, and targeted user advice.”

“We believe that being named as a sample vendor by Gartner is additional confirmation of the value that QPID brings to healthcare providers who are heavily dependent on quality outcomes and measures for reimbursement and reputation,” said Mike Doyle, QPID Health president and CEO. “Meeting these requirements often entails time-intensive manual searching of unstructured data, and it is no longer viable for health systems to complete these tasks without a technology assist. We look forward to providing our valued customers with advanced technology that we believe utilizes NLP with unique clinical reasoning and machine learning to quickly find the pertinent information and ensure reports are completed in a timely and efficient manner.”

Gartner also named QPID Health a 2015 “Cool Vendor” for healthcare providers.2

Sources:

1. Gartner “Healthcare Provider Technologies and Standards, 2015” by Barry Runyon, July 2, 2015.

2. Gartner “Cool Vendors in Healthcare Providers, 2015” by Laura Craft, Vi Shaffer, Zafar Chaudry, M.D., and Barry Runyon, April 3, 2015.

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About QPID Health:

QPID Health streamlines mandated quality and accreditation reporting for hospitals and medical groups. Providers cut data abstraction costs and get the credit they deserve for the care they deliver.

Hospitals and medical groups use QPID Health to:

  • Avoid onerous penalties by discovering up to 90% more evidence to document compliance with hundreds of quality measures
  • Shrink the time and labor required to complete complex registry forms and quality reports by 50%

QPID Health technology locates and synthesizes information in medical records related to even the most clinically complex concepts. With over 10 years of use in demanding settings, QPID Health helped 7,500 users access 3.5 million records last year.

For more information about QPID Health, please visit www.qpidhealth.com

Follow QPID Health on Twitter: @QPIDHealth

Media Contact:

Patrick Jameson
NextStep Communications
patrick@nextstepcomms.com
(724) 678-0691

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QPID Health to Deploy at Providence Health & Services

Health system to implement QPID Health to support quality improvement initiatives

Boston – August 11, 2015 – QPID Health, which helps hospitals and medical groups complete quality and registry reporting more efficiently and thoroughly, today announced that Providence Health & Services has selected QPID Health’s software for use at its Everett facility.

QPID Health reduces the time and manual effort required to prepare quality reports and registry forms. Registry participation improves quality of care by providing access to outcomes data and best practices that can be applied at individual facilities. Participation traditionally requires expensive clinical resources – either in-house or outsourced – to manually abstract information for submissions. Since 75-80% of the patient information registries required is found in clinical notes rather than coded fields, labor costs for abstraction are high.

“Many leading health systems face new and formidable challenges: an ever increasing set of quality mandates that require mining information from patients’ medical records that is often trapped in notes and text fields, which have been historically impossible to report on in an efficient manner,” said Mike Doyle, QPID Health CEO and President. “Health systems recognize that these mandates may make unsustainable demands on labor. QPID’s software helps to locate and synthesize patient details to dramatically reduce the time it takes abstractors to prepare these reports and ensure no relevant details are overlooked.”

Hospitals across the country use QPID Health’s software for quality reporting. With QPID, skilled clinical personnel are no longer forced to manually scan records and then input patient information into registry forms. Reports are more thorough and faster to produce because abstractors can see more complete information with less effort. QPID Health customers such as Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Newton-Wellesley, North Shore Hospital and Silver Hill Hospital, as well as their respective physicians organizations, are focusing clinical resources on quality improvement by using QPID to expedite quality reporting.

Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States and is located in five states along the West Coast ranging from Alaska to Southern California. The System operates 34 hospitals and includes 5,000 practicing physicians.

About QPID Health:

QPID Health streamlines mandated quality and accreditation reporting for hospitals and medical groups. Providers cut data abstraction costs and get the credit they deserve for the care they deliver.

Hospitals and medical groups use QPID Health to:

  • Avoid onerous penalties by discovering up to 90% more evidence to document compliance with hundreds of quality measures
  • Shrink the time and labor required to complete complex registry forms and quality reports by 50%

QPID Health technology locates and synthesizes information in medical records related to even the most clinically complex concepts. With over 10 years of use in demanding settings, QPID Health helped 7500 users access 3.5 million records last year. Gartner named QPID Health a 2015 “Cool Vendor” for healthcare providers.

Media Contact:

Patrick Jameson
NextStep Communications
patrick@nextstepcomms.com
(724) 678-0691

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QPID Health Named a Gartner “Cool Vendor”

Healthcare Providers report highlights information technology strategies that are innovative, impactful and intriguing

Boston – April 27, 2015 – QPID Health, a leader in clinical reasoning software, today announced it has been included in the “Cool Vendors” for Healthcare Providers report published by Gartner, Inc on April 3, 2015. QPID’s innovative solutions help hospitals and medical groups optimize their investments in the information held within electronic health records to help improve patient outcomes and increase clinical satisfaction.

The “Cool Vendors” in Healthcare Providers report spotlights vendors that present unique solutions in specific niches under the broad realm of transformation and change. This year’s report points out, “Globally, healthcare is facing extreme transformation. Strategies to lower cost, increase quality and keep populations healthy dominate agendas and drive IT investments.” QPID is proving with customers how its solutions are achieving these lofty goals and are being delivered not only at the population health level, but also down to the patient.

“To be selected by Gartner as a ‘Cool Vendor’ is an honor and we believe testament to the hard work our team is doing to help healthcare providers move beyond simply collecting data to driving a true ‘return on information’ from the vast amount of structured and unstructured data that is housed in their EHRs. QPID is committed to continually work with our hospital and clinical partners to improve patient safety, achieve better outcomes, drive increased revenue and to lower costs,” said Mike Doyle, QPID Health President and CEO.

QPID is transforming clinical data sourced from EHRs and other repositories into actionable information for quality initiatives, registry fulfillment and clinical decisions. While EHRs have improved access to patient data, generating value from the information they hold still requires considerable effort including manual chart review. QPID changes that by automatically retrieving and assembling actionable information from patient records.

Additional information about Gartner’s “Cool Vendors” in Healthcare Providers, 2015 report can be found here.

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About QPID Health

QPID optimizes “return on information” from data stored in electronic health records, clinical data repositories, and health information exchanges. With QPID’s clinical reasoning platform, hospitals and medical groups can prove compliance with quality measures, participate in registries, and identify cohorts for research or care management – using fewer resources and more accurately. By automatically mining all the information in a patient’s record, QPID supports better utilization management and care decisions. Before QPID, expensive clinical resources conducting manual chart review were required to leverage insights from unstructured information such as notes, estimated to be 80% of a patient’s record.

QPID was developed at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and usage spread virally throughout the Partners HealthCare system. There are over 7500 active QPID users at MGH, Brigham & Women’s, Silver Hill, Spaulding, and Newton Wellesley, among other institutions. QPID Health launched in late 2012 to bring the power of QPID to health systems nationwide. Investors include Cardinal Partners, Matrix Partners, Massachusetts General Physicians Organization, New Leaf Venture Partners and Partners Innovation Fund.

Visit www.qpidhealth.com for more information.

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Nigel Smith
NextStep Communications
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