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

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