Nonprofit health IT, research and data innovation organization, OCHIN has launched Acuere, a real-time healthcare data aggregation system that allows health care organizations to enhance care delivery and improve business operations.
Developed through a partnership with HIT Impacts, OCHIN, and Health Choice Network (HCN), Acuere lets organizations drill down into data, helping users simplify and operationalize population health and care coordination strategies while leveraging this data to lower costs.
Acuere compiles data from EHR and non-EHR sources and provides analytic tools to help organizations make better-informed decisions for measurable improvement. Acuere has ingested and integrated data from claims systems as well as most of the major EHR and EDR vendors, including Epic, Centricity, SuccessEHS, Vitera, NextGen, Dentrix, Intergy, Athena and Greenway.
Beta Pilot Results
Acuere’s beta pilot customers saw immediate improvement in patient health outcomes:
“Through the use of Acuere, two of our satellite clinics have achieved better blood pressure control than our organization as a whole: Detroit Shoreway is at 84 percent and The Centers Rocky River is at 90 percent, while our community health centers are at 77 percent overall,” said Marianella Napolitano, vice president of performance improvement at Cleveland, Ohio-based Neighborhood Family Practice. “Being able to share the data at the provider, site and organization level creates an environment of healthy competition resulting in better documentation practices and sharing of ideas to improve performance.”
“Our clinic has used Acuere for several years to support our medical home transformation and clinical quality improvement efforts,” said Erin Kirk, clinic quality manager at Portland, Oregon-based OHSU Family Medicine at Richmond Clinic in a statement. “Acuere easily identifies patients with gaps in their care and monitors performance at the primary care physician and care team level. It helps us track performance over time and make sustainable, incremental improvements for positive impacts on the health of our population and our bottom line.”