Trenton Health Team Selects Covisint as its HIE Provider
Covisint Technology Enables Trenton Health Team to Establish ACO Model for Other Urban Regions to Follow
LAS VEGAS, Feb. 21, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Covisint, a Compuware (Nasdaq:CPWR) company, today announced that Trenton Health Team (THT) has selected Covisint as its Health Information Exchange. Covisint will enable THT to provide integrated care coordination for its most vulnerable residents, as well as help THT improve and track health quality outcomes.
Challenges facing some urban health systems include coping with poverty, homelessness, lack of integrated primary care access and inadequate health insurance coverage. These factors lead to increased utilization of local emergency departments and escalating healthcare costs.
“Trenton Health Team needed a solution providing a high level of security, interoperability and data warehouse/data analysis tools to help us improve health outcomes and reduce costs system-wide,” said Dr. Ruth Perry, Executive Director for Trenton Health Team. “Covisint will drive a positive and transformative culture change in the way healthcare is delivered within THT. This will lead to better health outcomes for our patients and a better patient and provider experience.”
Covisint enhanced THT’s community-wide clinical care coordination, data sharing and utilization efforts, positioning THT to become an Accountable Care Organization (ACO). Covisint will provide THT with performance- and quality-based metrics in conjunction with robust data analytics capacity to improve the city’s health outcomes and manage integrated care delivery.
“Delivering care effectively means holding the entire care team responsible for the best possible patient outcome–every time,” said David McGuffie, President and COO of Covisint. “Trenton’s ability to deliver on this promise will dramatically improve not only patient and regional health, but also the organization’s health and infrastructure in preparation for becoming a Medicaid ACO.”
Trenton Health Team
The Trenton Health Team (THT) is a collaborative alliance comprised of the City of Trenton, Capital Health, St. Francis Medical Center and the Henry J. Austin Health Center, Trenton’s only Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). THT is a community planning and service organization committed to designing and implementing a tightly integrated health care delivery system in their proposed planning area to include six specific Trenton zip codes (08608, 08609, 08611, 08618, 08629 and 08638). The Trenton Health Team’s vision is to make the city of Trenton, New Jersey the healthiest city in the state. Learn more at the THT website, https://trentonhealthteam.org/
Covisint, a Compuware Company
Covisint, a Compuware company, enables information ecosystems that quickly revolutionize organizations by providing secure communication and collaboration between people and systems in remarkably simple ways. Covisint is a recognized cloud computing pioneer driving the on-demand revolution that helps organizations connect, communicate and collaborate with their partners–enabling anywhere, anytime information. The Covisint ExchangeLink™ platform provides industry-specific services for identity management, collaborative portals and data exchange, as well as a third-party application marketplace. Learn more at http://www.covisint.com/.
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About the Trenton Health Team
Trenton Health Team (THT) is an alliance of the city’s major providers of healthcare services including Capital Health, St. Francis Medical Center, Henry J. Austin Health Center and the city’s Health Department. In collaboration with residents and the city’s active social services network, THT is developing an integrated healthcare delivery system to transform the city’s fragmented primary care system and restore health to the city. THT aims to make Trenton the healthiest city in the state. Support for the Trenton Health Team was provided in part by a grant from The Nicholson Foundation. For more information, visit www.trentonhealthteam.org.