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Electronic Health Reporter, April 19, 2013
How Patient-centered, Value-based Care Will Drive Innovation in Healthcare
By Fauzia Khan, MD, FCAP, Chief Medical Officer, Co-founder, of Alere Analytics
This has been a very interesting year for the healthcare industry, which appears to be on the brink of a real sea change. Government mandates are driving transformative discussions in the C-suite circles on topics such as meeting Meaningful Use Stage 2 and 3 requirements, satisfying Accountable Care Organization (ACO) standards, care delivery models in the Patient-Centered Medical Home and much, much more.
With many worthy priorities for healthcare leaders and providers alike, where do we at Alere Analytics—formerly DiagnosisOne—see the majority of our industry’s resources and attention going? The following are some of the top issues continuing to transform the healthcare industry this year and beyond.
HISTalk, Readers Write Column, March 20, 2013
Improving Patient Outcomes with Real-Time Decision Support and Analytics in the “Connected Home”
By Fauzia Khan, MD, FCAP and CMO of Alere Analytics (Formerly DiagnosisOne)
Over the past decade, technology innovations have continually pushed the boundaries in the healthcare industry. Patient information in the hospital and ambulatory settings is now easily accessible through EHR/PHR systems and sophisticated Health Information Exchanges (HIE). With the addition of clinical decision support (CDS) and real-time analytics, clinicians are empowered to develop the best treatment plans for each patient, using intelligent and actionable information to improve care quality while reducing costs.
The mandate to embrace these technology innovations has been driven by federal government regulations, as well as disruption of the fee-for-service model. Although we have just barely embraced this model in the clinical world, what if these technology platforms could also be effectively used in the home setting?
Clinical Lab Products, March 7, 2013
DiagnosisOne Unveils New Name, Alere Analytics
DiagnosisOne, Lowell, Mass, an Alere subsidiary specializing in analytics and clinical decision support technology, will now be conducting business as Alere Analytics.
“Analytics and decision support have become increasingly important to providers, hospitals, and payers as they focus on empowering clinicians to make the most informed decisions and set accountable, value-driven care plans for their patients,” says Mansoor Khan, ScD, CEO, Alere Analytics. "Since our technology platform generates immediate care recommendations, our solution can trigger earlier interventions, reduce avoidable errors, and improve overall health outcomes at both a patient and population level.”
eWeek, December 28 2012
BYOD, Telehealth, SaaS to Drive Health Care IT in 2013
Healthcare IT News, December 2012
4 More predictions for 2013 By Benjamin Harris, New Media Producer
eWeek, November 10, 2012
“Obama Re-Election Clears Uncertainty About Health Insurance Exchanges,” By Brian T. Horowitz
EHR Intelligence, October 22, 2012
"EHR vendor selection news and health IT updates," By Jennifer Bresnick
Becker’s Hospital Review, October 1, 2012
"When HIT Implementation is Challenging, 8 Tools & Services to Consider," By Kathleen Roney
Healthcare IT News, September 24, 2012
"ACO start-ups in IT-buying mode," by Bernie Monegain
Healthcare Informatics, June 2012
Up and Coming HIT Companies to Watch
People tell Mansoor Khan that his company’s timing was good. His response is “No, the world is finally catching up with us.”
For the Record, June 18, 2012
Stage 2: Meaningful Use Branches Out
Dr. Fauzia Khan, Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder of DiagnosisOne, was asked about her take on Meaningful Use Stage 2 and the future of healthcare in the article by Mike Bassett:
"Fauzia Khan, MD, FCAP, chief medical officer of DiagnosisOne, a provider of clinical decision-support solutions, says enabling patients to access their healthcare information electronically is problematic but “very much needed.” Still, there are significant barriers. For example, how do providers incentivize patients to be part of the paradigm?"
Health Management Technology, February, 2012
Dr. Fauzia Khan's 2012 healthcare IT predictions were recently included in the February edition of Health Management Technology
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For The Record, January 17, 2012
Web Exclusive. The Year of the ACO
By Fauzia Khan, MD, FCAP.
InformationWeek Healthcare, December 27, 2011
sat down with Mansoor Khan, Sc.D. CEO of DiagnosisOne and Lee Shapiro, President of Allscripts, to discuss the partnership between the two technologies.
InformationWeek Healthcare, December 19, 2011
DiagnosisOne was named one of the "Ten Innovative Clinical Decision Support Systems
EHRwatch.com, June 29, 2011
ACO IT Roadmap: Starting Small, Scaling for Growth
Healthcare Informatics, June 2011
By Editor Mark Hagland, June 2011 Evidence-Based Ordering in an IPA Setting: How one Rhode Island physician organization has charted its own course
For the Record - By Maura Keller, May 23, 2011
The Advent of ACOs
ZDNet, May 11, 2011
Healthcare IT roadmap: Starting small, scaling for growth
Healthcare IT News, May 9, 2011
Ready or not, ACOs are coming – how IT can help
Executive Insight, February 8, 2011
Quantifying Quality of Care
For The Record, December 2010
“The Connection Between ICD-10 and Meaningful Use,” By Robert N. Mitchell
DiagnosisOne Unveils New Name, Alere Analytics, at the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2013 Annual Conference
Name Reflects Continued Commitment to Healthcare Innovation, Providing Real-time Clinical Decision Support, Analytics and Meeting Meaningful Use for Hospitals, Providers and EHRs
LOWELL, Mass.—March 4, 2013—HIMSS13 Booth #3060— DiagnosisOne, an Alere subsidiary specializing in analytics and clinical decision support technology, today announced that the Company will now be conducting business as Alere Analytics. The name change reflects a continued focus on providing the healthcare industry with a broad array of analytical and clinical decision support solutions, including real-time patient and population assessment. These solutions are delivered through a powerful platform that integrates Meaningful Use-required interoperability and accountable-care standards at the point of care.
Alere Analytics, formally known as DiagnosisOne, embarked on a rebranding campaign after joining Alere in July 2012. The new name distinguishes the Company as an industry leader in providing intelligent, actionable information that comprehensively addresses gaps across the healthcare continuum.
“Like the other parts of Alere, we are dedicated to providing patient-centric solutions that improve health outcomes at the point of care and beyond,” said Mansoor Khan, Sc.D., Chief Executive Officer of Alere Analytics. “Analytics and decision support have become increasingly important to providers, hospitals and payers as they focus on empowering clinicians to make the most informed decisions and set accountable, value-driven care plans for their patients. Since our technology platform generates immediate care recommendations, our solution can trigger earlier interventions, reduce avoidable errors, and improve overall health outcomes at both a patient and population level.”
Commenting on the Alere Analytics rebranding, Alere Chief Executive Officer, Ron Zwanziger, stated, “Clinical decision support and analytics tools play a vital role in our ability to offer comprehensive health information solutions by enabling providers to personalize care for each patient, which in turn contributes to increased treatment effectiveness, improved outcomes, and reduced costs.”
DiagnosisOne Names Michael Donohue as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Clinical Decision Support and Analytics Innovator Adds Seasoned Healthcare Executive to Drive Marketing and Solutions Strategy
LOWELL, Mass.—February 25, 2013— DiagnosisOne, an Alere subsidiary specializing in clinical decision support (CDS) technology and analytics, today announced that senior healthcare executive Michael Donohue has joined the Company as its Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Donohue will report directly to Dr. Mansoor Khan, DiagnosisOne’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Donohue will assume responsibilities for the overall management and market expansion of DiagnosisOne’s clinical decision support technology for healthcare providers, hospitals and health plans, and EHR vendors. In his role, Mr. Donohue will help to expand the sales and product strategy at the Company, as well as drive the marketing efforts of its industry-leading DiagnosisOne platform. The appointment of Mr. Donohue closely follows DiagnosisOne’s joining of Alere in July 2012, and further strengthens the growing healthcare IT team at its Lowell facility.
“Michael will play an integral role in DiagnosisOne’s development and future growth as we capitalize on the vast opportunities to lead innovation in the increasingly important clinical decision support and analytics space,” said Mansoor Khan, Sc.D., President and CEO of DiagnosisOne. “His passion for improving healthcare for patients and providers, and implementing successful go-to-market strategies for HCIT technologies will be great assets to our Company, and further strengthen our market leadership position in delivering best-in-class analytics and decision support.”
Mr. Donohue most recently served as the Vice President of Ambulatory Sales and Channel Strategy at Allscripts, where he led the company’s Connected Community Strategy while building out Allscripts’ community operations plans for Accountable Care Organizations. Prior to joining Allscripts, Mr. Donohue held leadership roles at several industry-leading IT and data companies such as SunGard, Dun & Bradstreet and SAP. Mr. Donohue holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Richmond, Virginia.
“DiagnosisOne’s groundbreaking solutions uniquely utilize analytics and decision support technology to foster patient engagement, risk and cost reduction and improvement in outcomes. DiagnosisOne had the initiative and foresight to enter into this emerging market almost a decade ago and now as an industry-leader in the field, I am very excited to be part of this visionary movement,” said Michael Donohue, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “I look forward to working with both the DiagnosisOne and Alere teams to further our innovative approach to applying analytics and decision support technology at the point of care, where it matters most, to ensure that clinicians provide safe and effective care to their patients.”
DiagnosisOne provides the healthcare industry with unparalleled analytics and clinical decision support tools based on a single platform. Leveraging the world's largest library of evidence-based medical knowledge, DiagnosisOne’s standards-based solutions integrate seamlessly with existing hospital and laboratory information systems to deliver actionable information that leads to better patient care, fewer errors and better clinical outcomes. DiagnosisOne’s customers include healthcare providers, payers, EHR companies, systems integrators and government entities. Based in Lowell, Mass., DiagnosisOne was formed in 2003 by a team of physicians and healthcare IT professionals. In July 2012, DiagnosisOne joined Alere, a leading provider of near-patient diagnostics and monitoring services. For more information, visit www.DiagnosisOne.com.
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Award-Winning Healthcare Analytics Company, DiagnosisOne, Joins Alere Family
LOWELL, Mass.—October 22, 2012 —Clinical decision support (CDS) and analytics company, DiagnosisOne, recently joined the Alere family in July and is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by Black Book Rankings as the leading CDS vendor for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).
In August, Black Book Rankings reported client experience and customer satisfaction scores from organizations that participated in a survey to determine the top CDS solution vendor for ACOs. More than 2,800 CDS users were polled, the largest number to date, and 42 vendors were evaluated on the basis of 18 key performance indicators. DiagnosisOne received the highest scores and was identified as the leading CDS provider to ACOs.
"We are honored to be recognized as the leading CDS vendor for ACOs," said Mansoor Khan, Sc.D., CEO of DiagnosisOne. "We are also proud to join the Alere family and have access to broader resources that will advance our decision support and analytics solutions. DiagnosisOne remains focused on enabling customers to make the most informed, evidence-based decisions in real time, at the point of care and beyond."
Aprima Medical Software Selects DiagnosisOne to Deliver Clinical Decision Support for Electronic Health Records
Partnership Enables Healthcare Providers to Increase Practice Efficiency, Care Quality with Real-Time Decision Support and Satisfy Key Meaningful Use Requirements
LOWELL, Mass.—January 30, 2012—DiagnosisOne, the clinical decision support and analytics company, today announced that Aprima Medical Software has selected DiagnosisOne to provide clinical decision support (CDS) for its electronic healthcare record (EHR) solution. Through this partnership, the Aprima EHR will seamlessly integrate DiagnosisOne’s smartConsult solution into its CCHIT-certified offerings to deliver real-time, patient-specific alerts at the point of care. The combined offering will help healthcare providers meet current Meaningful Use criteria, provide patient education and be well-positioned for future more advanced criteria.
Aprima Medical Software develops template-free, content-rich EHR software that enables physicians nationwide, with practices ranging from solo rural providers to multi-specialty urban groups, to follow their own protocols. Its adaptive learning feature speeds adoption and deployment, a critical capability as medical practices seek to meet Meaningful Use standards for government stimulus fund reimbursements. Aprima selected DiagnosisOne as the provider of CDS capabilities for its EHR offerings based on the flexibility of DiagnosisOne’s standards-based solutions for rapid deployment and their unique ability to help providers improve efficiency, safety and outcomes while maximizing reimbursement. Just as important is their ability to provide patient education and patient-focused alerts.
DiagnosisOne Teams with Allscripts to Provide Clinical Decision Support and Performance Measurement Capabilities for Allscripts Professional Electronic Health Record™ Clients
Strategic Agreement Supports Quality-Based Performance Incentive Programs
LOWELL, Mass.—December 19, 2011— DiagnosisOne, the clinical decision support and analytics company, today announced a strategic agreement with Allscripts, the leading global provider of Electronic Health Record (EHR) and other technologies essential to creating a Connected Community of Health™, to integrate its industry leading smartPath healthcare informatics platform with the Allscripts Professional EHR™.
Under the agreement, Allscripts will offer DiagnosisOne’s advanced clinical decision support (CDS) and HEDIS quality measurement capabilities to its Professional EHR clients, enabling them to continuously measure and improve care quality, reduce costs and provide greater access to information at the patient and population levels. These capabilities will help Allscripts Professional EHR clients participate in a number of rewards programs offered by private and government payers that align financial incentives with clinical performance. Additionally, DiagnosisOne will provide real-time Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) patient alerts, along with reporting to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on PQRS measures, for Professional EHR clients who participate in the PQRS incentive program.
gloStream Selects DiagnosisOne to Deliver Clinical Decision Support for Electronic Medical Records
Partnership Delivers Increased Care Quality, Practice Efficiency and Accountability through Real-Time Decision Support; Addresses Increased Demand from ACOs and IPAs
LOWELL, Mass.—December 5, 2011— DiagnosisOne, the clinical decision support and analytics company, today announced that gloStream has selected DiagnosisOne to provide clinical decision support (CDS) for its electronic medical record (EMR) solutions. Through this relationship, gloStream will seamlessly integrate DiagnosisOne’s smartConsult CDS solution into its CCHIT-certified gloEMR offering to deliver real-time, patient-specific alerts at the point of care. The combined offering will address increasing market demand for CDS from gloStream’s expanding customer base of Independent Practice Associations (IPAs) and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), enabling these organizations to increase care quality, efficiency and accountability.
DiagnosisOne Names Kevin F. Hickey to Board of Directors
Nationally Recognized Healthcare IT Leader to Help Guide Clinical Decision Support and Analytics Innovator
LOWELL, Mass.—November 28, 2011—DiagnosisOne, the clinical decision support and analytics company, today announced the appointment of Kevin F. Hickey to its board of directors. In this role, Hickey will provide strategic guidance on the growth, development and future direction of DiagnosisOne as it continues to bring innovative evidence-based healthcare technologies to market.
Hickey, a 30-year veteran of the U.S. health insurance, health services and health information technology sectors, has extensive experience in healthcare management and governance. He is the principal and founder of HES Advisors, a strategic advisory firm serving the healthcare, health information technology and life sciences industries, where he also serves as a director. He served as the president of D2Hawkeye, Inc., which is now a part of Verisk, a company specializing in healthcare predictive analytics.
DiagnosisOne Names Francis X. Campion, M.D., Vice President of Clinical Affairs
Clinical Decision Support and Analytics Innovator Adds Healthcare Research and Information Systems Veteran to Expand Vast Library of Evidence-based Content
LOWELL, Mass.—October 17, 2011—DiagnosisOne, the clinical decision support and analytics company, today announced that it has named Francis X. Campion, M.D., FACP, as its new vice president of clinical affairs. In this role, Dr. Campion will be responsible for leading the continued expansion of DiagnosisOne’s vast library of evidence-based content, which provides patient-specific plans of treatment, order sets and analytics to healthcare providers at the point of care. He will report directly to Fauzia Khan, M.D., FCAP, DiagnosisOne’s chief medical officer and co-founder.
“Dr. Campion is one of the industry’s foremost experts in clinical quality and healthcare information systems, and he will be integral to the continued growth of DiagnosisOne’s library of evidence-based content,” said Dr. Khan. “We look forward to leveraging his expertise to expand DiagnosisOne’s clinical rules and order sets based on the most current evidence, as well as to drive other key areas of product development. These initiatives are central to our mission of delivering improved quality of care, reducing costs and providing greater access to information at the patient and population levels.”
DiagnosisOne Unveils smartPath: Clinical Decision Support, Analytics and Intelligent Order Sets through a Single, Innovative Platform
LOWELL, Mass. — May 03, 2011— DiagnosisOne today announced smartPath, the first healthcare informatics platform to deliver comprehensive, real-time clinical decision support and analytics, evidence-based intelligent order sets, and public health and quality reporting capabilities through a single solution. smartPath delivers the real-time information and recommendations providers need to make the most informed decisions in the care process, supports the creation of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH), and satisfies key Meaningful Use requirements. Modular and scalable, smartPath enables healthcare organizations to create their own customized, easily expandable solution to continuously improve care quality, reduce costs and provide greater access to information at the patient and population levels.
DiagnosisOne Launches New Company Website
LOWELL, Mass. — March 01, 2011— DiagnosisOne, the clinical decision support and analytics company, today announced the launch of its newly redesigned company website, viewable at www.DiagnosisOne.com. The site features company and product information, blogs and resources, to inform medical decision-makers about DiagnosisOne’s capabilities for clinical decision support, intelligent order sets and analytics that improve quality of care, reduce costs and continually meet regulatory requirements.
DiagnosisOne Names Dr. Kenneth W. Kizer to Board of Directors
Internationally Recognized Healthcare Leader to Help Guide Clinical Decision Support and Analytics Innovator
LOWELL, Mass. —January 11, 2011— DiagnosisOne, the clinical decision support and analytics company,today announced the appointment of Kenneth W. Kizer, MD, MPH, to its board of directors. In this role, Dr. Kizer will provide strategic guidance on the growth, development and future direction of DiagnosisOne as it continues to bring innovative healthcare technologies to market.
Dr. Kizer is internationally acclaimed for his efforts to improve healthcare quality and patient safety and for organizational transformation. His professional experience includes leadership positions in both the public and private sectors, and his accomplishments have been recognized with dozens of awards. He served as president and CEO of Medsphere Systems Corporation, the nation’s leading commercial provider of open source healthcare information technology, where he continues to serve as chairman. He was also founding president and CEO of the National Quality Forum, a Washington, D.C.-based quality improvement and consensus standards setting organization.
ACS Partners with DiagnosisOne to Add Clinical Decision Support to Pharmacy Benefits Management and Health Information Exchange Solutions
Brings Clinical Decision Support and Lab Results into Pharmacy Claims Process for the First Time, Beginning in Mass.; Adds CDS and Lab Data Management for Health Information Exchange
LOWELL, Mass. — January 25, 2011— DiagnosisOne, the clinical decision support and analytics company, today announced that it has partnered with Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS), A Xerox Company (NYSE: XRX), to deliver clinical decision support (CDS) and lab data management solutions to ACS’ pharmacy benefits management (PBM) and health information exchange (HIE) solutions. Beginning with its deployment in Massachusetts, ACS will integrate DiagnosisOne’s CDS and analytics solutions into its PBM offering. The combined solution will bring lab results into the pharmacy claims process for the first time and apply CDS to clinical data to deliver prior authorizations of patient-specific prescriptions and any subsequent claims adjudications. ACS will also integrate DiagnosisOne’s CDS capabilities into its HIE offerings to make comprehensive patient health information and alerts available at the point of care.
DiagnosisOne and Greenway Medical Technologies Partner to Deliver CDS for Electronic Health Records
Partnership Enables Healthcare Provider Customers to Increase Care Quality with Real Time Decision Support and Satisfy Key Meaningful Use Requirements for Electronic Health Records
LOWELL, Mass. — January 10, 2011— DiagnosisOne, the clinical decision support and analytics company, today announced that Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of innovative electronic health record, ambulatory healthcare and clinical research business solutions, has selected DiagnosisOne to provide clinical decision support (CDS) for its electronic health record (EHR) deployments. Through this relationship, Greenway will now seamlessly integrate DiagnosisONE’s CDS solutions into its ONC-ATCB-certified PrimeSUITE® 2011 EHR solution to deliver real-time, patient-specific alerts at the point of care. The collaboration will enable customers to more easily satisfy the CDS requirements necessary for demonstrating Meaningful Use of EHRs, a key step for obtaining federal stimulus funds established in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), and to help reduce errors and simplify business processes.
Polaris Medical Management Selects DiagnosisOne to Deliver Clinical Decision Support
Partnership Enables Healthcare Provider Customers to Reduce Costs, Improve Medical Outcomes and Satisfy Key Meaningful Use Requirements for Electronic Health Records
LOWELL, Mass. —December 20, 2010— DiagnosisOne, the clinical decision support and analytics company, today announced that Polaris Medical Management has selected DiagnosisONE as the exclusive provider of clinical decision support (CDS) for its electronic health record (EHR) deployments. Through this relationship, Polaris will now seamlessly integrate DiagnosisONE’s CDS solutions into its CCHIT-certified EHR offerings to deliver real-time, patient-specific alerts at the point of care. The combined offering will enable customers to more easily satisfy the CDS requirements necessary for demonstrating Meaningful Use of EHRs, a key step for obtaining federal stimulus funds established in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).
DiagnosisOne Opens Lowell, Mass. Headquarters
Move Reflects Rapid Company Growth to Meet Demand for Clinical Decision Support and Analytics Solutions in Healthcare Industry
LOWELL, Mass. — November 30, 2010— DiagnosisOne, the clinical decision support and analytics company, today announced that the company has moved its headquarters from Nashua, N.H. to Lowell, Mass. in the CrossPoint Towers on Chelmsford Street. The opening of a new, larger headquarters office is the latest example of DiagnosisOne’s aggressive growth plans as the company expands its operations to meet demand from a growing number of worldwide healthcare provider customers.