NEW ORLEANS, LA--(Marketwire - Mar 4, 2013) - HIMSS 2013, BOOTH 2817 -- InterSystems Corporation, a global leader in software for connected care, announced that Massachusetts-based Baycare Health Partners and Baystate Health have selected InterSystems HealthShare® as their strategic informatics platform for an innovative, new regional health information exchange (HIE). Baycare Health Partners and Baystate Health have spearheaded the formation of the Pioneer Valley Health Information Exchange, or PVIX, which will rely on HealthShare to provide a "one patient, one record" view across hospitals, medical practices, health insurance payers, laboratories, and other healthcare institutions participating in Baycare's Pioneer Valley Accountable Care organization (PVAC) and across the western Massachusetts region. PVIX will also serve as an onramp for the region to the Massachusetts statewide health information exchange.
In addition to using HealthShare as its strategic interoperability foundation for PVIX, Baystate Health will work with InterSystems to provide breakthrough applications for population management and community engagement. The engagement of patients in their own healthcare is a prominent goal of the Meaningful Use requirements in the federal EHR Incentive Program and is a key tenet of accountable care.
By participating in PVIX, medical practices and other healthcare providers in the region will help ensure they are well connected at each transition of care, that the health and wellness of the people of western Massachusetts are well-managed, that the highest quality and most cost-effective care is provided, and that patients are engaged in managing their health.
"Our partnership with InterSystems will enhance collaboration for Baystate Health, local and regional physician organizations, and hospital systems, and improve the quality of patient care and the overall experience for patients and caregivers. Community engagement is at the heart of our vision and the driving force behind many of our investments in healthcare technology," said Joel Vengco, Vice President and CIO, Baystate Health.
"Healthcare is undergoing a seismic shift from episodic care to continuous population management, and from provider-centric to patient-centric care," Vengco added. "Healthcare reform begins with information liquidity, which leads to knowledge and intelligence, eventually enabling the highest quality of care across the entire community. By effectively 'liberating' the data from information silos and creating true semantic interoperability, HealthShare will provide the platform to manage our patient population more proactively and make better decisions."
"By providing everyone in the healthcare continuum with the ability to both access and understand the widest range of patient data, and turning that data into knowledge and insight, InterSystems is helping forward-thinking healthcare providers achieve the promise of connected care and truly improve outcomes in their communities," said Paul Grabscheid, InterSystems Vice President of Strategic Planning.
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About InterSystems HealthShare
InterSystems HealthShare® is a strategic platform for healthcare informatics. It enables organizations to capture and share all patient data, and provides real-time active analytics that drive informed action across a hospital network, community, region, or nation. HealthShare facilitates strategic interoperability, coordination of care, population health management, and community engagement. HealthShare successfully completed IHE Interoperability testing at the recent 2013 North American IHE Connectathon and will be featured at the HIMSS 2013 Interoperability Showcase, Session IS41.
InterSystems Corporation is a global leader in software for connected care, with headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts and offices in 25 countries. InterSystems HealthShare® is a strategic platform for healthcare informatics, enabling information exchange and active analytics across a hospital network, community, region or nation. InterSystems CACHÉ® is the world's most widely used database system in clinical applications. InterSystems Ensemble® is a platform for rapid integration and the development of connectable applications. InterSystems' products are used by thousands of hospitals and laboratories worldwide, including all of the top ten hospitals on the Honor Roll of America's Best Hospitals as rated by U.S. News and World Report. For more information, visit InterSystems.com, www.youtube.com/InterSystemsCorp, www.facebook.com/InterSystems, or @InterSystems on Twitter.
About Baycare Health Partners
Baycare Health Partners is a physician-hospital organization serving three Baystate Health hospitals and over 200 medical practices in the Pioneer Valley. Incorporated in 1994, Baycare Health Partners is jointly owned by the Greater Springfield Independent Physician Association (GSIPA) and Baystate Health. Representing a three-hospital health system and approximately 1,100 physicians, Baycare's service area encompasses Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties in western Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.baycarehealth.net.
About Baystate Health
Baystate Health, located in Springfield, Massachusetts, is the largest private employer in western Massachusetts, with 10,000 employees, and is one of the largest integrated healthcare systems in New England. This not-for-profit health system serves the healthcare needs of residents of western Massachusetts at its four hospitals, health centers, 60 medical practices, home care and hospice services, and many ancillary health care services throughout the region. For more information, visit www.baystatehealth.org.