Philadelphia, Pa., October 6, 2016 — Tandigm Health has become a member of HealthShare Exchange of Southeastern Pennsylvania (HSX), expanding the value-based healthcare company’s access to data that can improve patient care and outcomes and lower healthcare costs. The data provided by HSX will enable physicians in the Tandigm network to securely receive near real-time notifications about their patients from member hospitals, including alerts about emergency room visits, along with hospital admissions and discharge information – further enhancing the ability of these clinicians to provide proactive, coordinated care.
Tandigm focuses on engaging, enabling and empowering its network of primary care physicians, providing meaningful incentives for quality care rather than the volume of services, so that patients receive the best care at the right points and locations of delivery. Tandigm provides tools, technology and support that enable participating doctors to better understand the needs of their entire patient population and deliver the finest possible care. The nonprofit HSX is a health information organization, supported by some 40 hospitals and three health plans, as well as ambulatory practices and specialty facilities, serving Philadelphia and its surrounding counties. HSX has established the Delaware Valley’s regional health information exchange (HIE).
“We’re committed to investing in the very best tools and resources to enable our growing network of physicians to provide the right care at the right time to their patients. Through HSX, our network has access to the status and hospital-care patterns of our patients from almost every medical center and emergency room in the Philadelphia area, allowing us to better coordinate across the continuum of care,” says Ken Goldblum, MD, FACP, Tandigm Health’s chief medical officer. “This information gives us a unique advantage in delivering proactive care, with special attention to care transitions and overall management of the health of the population that our participating physicians serve.”
Says Martin Lupinetti, Executive Director of HSX, “We are excited to have an organization such as Tandigm join our exchange. Tandigm is an innovator in guiding care, improving health, and managing disease — and one whose physicians and patients are perfectly positioned to benefit from HIE data and services. HSX can support the goal of strengthening and improving the essential role of the primary care practice.”
The information received through HSX will enhance the ability of doctors to reduce unnecessary emergency-department admissions and other hospitalizations. Tandigm is now using admission-discharge-transfer (ADT) data from HSX member hospitals and will begin to distribute near real-time notifications in the form of actionable alerts to its physician network in the coming months.