Practice Fusion Teams with Merck on Population Health Management Initiative
Providers get a comprehensive view of the vaccination rate of their entire
patient population through one screen within Practice Fusion's web-based
electronic health record (EHR) platform
SAN FRANCISCO, April 28, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Practice Fusion, the country's
largest physician-patient community, today launched its Population Health
Management offering in collaboration with Merck (NYSE:MRK), a global
healthcare leader committed to increasing access to health care for patients
through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships.
Practice Fusion launches Population Health Management, beginning with adult
vaccines. The data represented in this image is for illustrative purposes
Practice Fusion's 112,000 monthly active medical professionals now have a
real-time dashboard that compares each provider's patient population to those
of other Practice Fusion providers, allowing them to actively track the
percentage of their adult patients that have received select vaccinations
based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
This gives them a quantified view of their vaccination rates. During patient
office visits, the program notifies providers within the EHR if a vaccine is
recommended for that particular patient based on guidelines from the CDC.
"Merck is committed to supporting innovation in public health initiatives,"
said Sachin Jain, M.D. Chief Medical Information and Innovation Officer,
Merck. "We believe that Practice Fusion's platform is positioned to reach
physicians across the country, and that programs like this will ultimately
improve outcomes and lead to healthier patient populations."
According to Ryan Howard, founder and CEO, Practice Fusion, "Today the average
doctor in the U.S. manages more than 2,000 patients whose health information
is locked in a paper record. Most have no ability to look across their
patients to see who is in need of CDC recommended vaccinations. With our
visibility into 80 million patient visits this year, Practice Fusion now acts
as a partner with our provider community to help in the identification of
those patients that are recommended for vaccination while they are in the
office, ultimately helping to improve care for millions of patients."
For more information on Practice Fusion, please visit www.practicefusion.com.
About Practice Fusion
Practice Fusion is the largest and fastest-growing healthcare platform, with a
mission of connecting doctors, patients and data to drive better health and
save lives. A driving force in modernizing American health care, Practice
Fusion is used by a community of 112,000 monthly active medical professionals
serving 81 million patients. In April 2013, the company launched its
consumer-facing platform,Patient Fusion, where patients can find and book
appointments with doctors and access their medical records. The World Economic
Forum recognized Practice Fusion as a Technology Pioneer for 2013.
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