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Solution to reduce readmissions and drive care coordination for thousands of patients across Pa. and N.J.

PISCATAWAY, N.J., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HEALTHEC (formerly IGI Health) a leader and innovator in health information exchange and accountable care solutions, today announced that Allegiance ACO, part of the Allegiance Health Group (AHG) of New Jersey and Pennsylvania has selected to implement HEALTHEC's comprehensive ACO-in-a-Box solution suite to support the organization's coordinated care efforts for more than 5,200 care beneficiaries within the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).

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"After a thorough search and selection process, our physician-led Board of Directors chose HEALTHEC because it was evident they excelled in the qualities needed for the MSSP to be truly successful," says Marc S. Whitman, MD, president, Allegiance ACO. "In addition to helping us improve efficiency, drive better coordinated care, decrease costs and reduce readmissions, our partnership with HEALTHEC will allow us to improve in all 33 of the ACO quality measures from CMS."

Through the agreement, HEALTHEC will provide a range of end-to-end ACO solutions and services, including data analytics and reporting; care coordination; practice transformation; clinical nursing support to manage population health and chronic patients; and clinical intervention to high-risk patients. With all of these tools in place, HEALTHEC will deliver the infrastructure, clinical integration and expert guidance for Allegiance ACO.

"Allegiance ACO is a leader in advanced care in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and their commitment and passion is to improve the health of their population as well as the quality of care across the continuum is impressive," says Tomas Gregorio, senior vice president and chief operating officer at HEALTHEC. "Not only are we providing everything they need to be sustainable and viable in the ACO environment, we're integrating all their disparate information technology (IT) systems from various vendors and creating a true interoperable environment for coordination of care."

HEALTHEC provides end-to-end ACO solutions that enable practices to set up an integrated ACO infrastructure faster through a single partner. The product suite provides the building blocks necessary for delivering care to patients and populations across the care continuum. The modular products allow the flexibility to be implemented as a comprehensive solution or as stand-alone products that integrate seamlessly with your existing infrastructure.

About Allegiance ACO
Allegiance Heath Group (AHG) is a multi-specialty group built by physicians who share the principle that patients in their community deserve access to evidence-based medical practice in the setting of individual physician offices. Allegiance combines compassion and individualized care with commitment to best practices and shared treatment methodologies. Allegiance physicians recognized the focus of local institutions was to build specialty care services and tertiary level programs in order to grow into regional health care institutions. In contrast, the backbone of AHG is the primary care physicians with longstanding ties to both the suburban and poorer urban neighborhoods of our county. In establishing AHG, the group has provided their primary care practices with a team of hospitalists and specialists to provide coordinated care for their patients. For more information, visit Allegiance Health Group.

About HEALTHEC
HEALTHEC is a healthcare information software company. Our solutions streamline the secure exchange of clinical, financial and administrative information to improve patient outcomes, increase care efficiency and reduce healthcare administrative costs. Leveraging a new breed of cloud-based technology platform and our deep expertise in the healthcare information field, we enable patients, providers, pharmacists, employers, payers and financial services stakeholders to control their rapidly increasing healthcare costs. HEALTHEC is based in Piscataway, New Jersey and can be found online at www.HEALTHEC.com and www.twitter.com/HEALTHEC_LLC.

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