Triad HealthCare Network Taps Alere Accountable Care Solutions to Bring Health Information Exchange to Patients in the Greater

Triad HealthCare Network Taps Alere Accountable Care Solutions to Bring Health
     Information Exchange to Patients in the Greater Piedmont Triad Area

Physicians to have fast, secure access to patient information

PR Newswire

GREENSBORO, N.C., Feb. 19, 2013

GREENSBORO, N.C., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Area doctors will soon see a
more complete record of their patients, thanks to a highly advanced health
information exchange (HIE) being implemented by Triad HealthCare Network. The
health information sharing system is being rolled out over the next 18-24
months and is a big step toward making sure people get the right care at the
right time and place.

The concept behind an HIE is simple – computers sort patient information from
Triad HealthCare Network members and create a single medical record for each

"This produces a huge change in the way medicine is practiced," says Steve
Neorr, Vice President and Executive Director, Triad HealthCare Network. "Our
goal is to ensure that all aspects of your health are managed at each medical
visit– not just the concern that brought you in that day." The single chart
should also help avoid duplicate tests and paperwork.

Keeping medical records safe and secure is an important feature of the Triad
HealthCare Network HIE. "Security features alerting us to potentially
unauthorized searches of medical records is only part of the system," says
Neorr. "Highly sensitive portions of medical records – such as mental health,
substance abuse and HIV status —are locked to everyone without patient
approval," adds Neorr.

While all 700-plus members of Triad HealthCare Network will have access to the
HIE, it will be used first by primary care doctors. The system works with
nearly all medical records programs, including Epic, the electronic medical
record used by Cone Health.

"We are using our sophisticated technology to provide the foundation for Triad
HealthCare Network's emerging accountable care organization. With it,
providers can come together to achieve their common goal of improving care for
members of the community," says Sumit Nagpal, CEO of Alere Accountable Care
Solutions, the company responsible for creating the HIE solution used by Triad
HealthCare Network. "This is a transformational moment that will bring Triad
HealthCare and its members one step closer to the long-awaited information
revolution in healthcare."

Alere Accountable Care Solutions(formerly Wellogic), a subsidiary of Alere
Inc., delivers health information solutions that help provider organizations
meet CMS Meaningful Use and Accountable Care requirements, achieve Triple Aim,
and improve care coordination across the healthcare continuum. The Alere ACS
portfolio of interoperable health information solutions, which includes its
Health Information Exchange and Electronic Health Record, has been the
confident choice of doctors across the US. For more information,

Triad HealthCare Network (THN) is a provider-led collaboration between
community physicians and Cone Health organized to improve healthcare in
Greensboro and the greater Piedmont Triad area. THN represents a new model of
healthcare delivery, known as Clinical Integration, based on a strategy to
more closely align physicians, hospitals and payers to provide better access
to care, better clinical quality and cost control. THN's primary goal is to
create greater collaboration and trust among physicians, hospitals, patients
and payers to better manage the health of populations by coordinating quality
improvement efforts using evidence-based quality measures and to lower
healthcare costs.

Contact: Doug Allred, APR
External Communications Manager
(336) 832-8659

SOURCE Triad HealthCare Network
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