SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Health Access Solutions, offering a Web-based multidisciplinary integrated health management platform, today announced that its strategic partner, AltaMed Health Care Services (AltaMed), will be delivering a presentation during the HIMSS 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibition titled “Lowering Cost and Improving Quality for the Underserved.” This session will take place at 9:45 a.m. CST on Wednesday, March 6.
“AltaMed has made tremendous strides through its creative approach to enhancing the delivery of healthcare among its large patient population. Attendees will benefit from first-hand access to best practices and lessons learned from the organization’s ambitious care coordination goals.”
Based in Southern California, AltaMed is the nation’s largest independent Federally Qualified Community Health Center (FQHC), serving more than 930,000 patients annually across it 43 clinic sites in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. During this presentation, Felix Carpio, MD, MPH, medical director of clinical informatics at AltaMed, and Paul Daly, associate vice president of information technology at AltaMed, will discuss how taking a multi-vendor approach to technology has allowed the organization to improve quality while lowering costs for its safety net population with a focus on more patient-centric care.
Randall Frakes, CEO of Health Access Solutions, acknowledges Carpio and Daly’s expertise in this area. “AltaMed has made tremendous strides through its creative approach to enhancing the delivery of healthcare among its large patient population. Attendees will benefit from first-hand access to best practices and lessons learned from the organization’s ambitious care coordination goals.”
During this presentation, Carpio and Daly will outline AltaMed’s three-phase rollout strategy for its IT program, including results and benchmarking data related to improved referral and authorization management capabilities. They will also summarize ongoing initiatives, such as the development of a health information exchange (HIE) to connect the provider organizations within AltaMed and the deployment of a comprehensive patient portal allowing for further engagement between patients and providers.
About Health Access Solutions
Health Access Solutions facilitates the delivery of patient-centered care among physician networks, extended care teams and medical management staff by coordinating clinical and administrative workflows across the continuum of care. The company’s Integrated Health Management (IHM) Suite improves coordinated care management processes for defined patient populations such as those attributed to an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) under Medicare and commercial variations of the ACO model or other forms of delegated risk. The Health Access Solutions IHM Suite leverages and goes beyond disparate EHR and HIE technologies by focusing on problems associated with patient transitions and optimal utilization of services across multiple providers and care settings. For more information, visit www.HealthAccessSolutions.com.
About AltaMed Health Care Services
AltaMed has delivered quality care to the underserved communities of Southern California for more than 40 years. The largest independent Federally Qualified Community Health Center in the U.S., AltaMed documents more than 650,000 annual patient visits through its 43 sites in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Accredited by the Joint Commission, AltaMed serves the entire family with primary medical care, dental clinics and complete senior long-term care services, including Adult Day Health Care Center (ADHC) services, senior case management, and the Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). AltaMed also delivers disease management programs, health education, youth services, specialty HIV/AIDS care and substance abuse treatment. Committed to patient-focused care delivered through a caring team of culturally competent health care professionals, AltaMed’s integrated system emphasizes prevention and healthy living, and is designed to reduce health care disparities and avoid unnecessary trips to emergency rooms or other more costly forms of care.