First responders, hospitals, medical practices, HIEs, ACOs and public health agencies can use the data to identify and track suspected or confirmed patient cases concurrently with available beds
MARINA DEL REY, California and LINCOLN, Nebraska—March 31, 2020— 4medica® and KPI Ninja announced today teaming up to launch a comprehensive lab analytics solution to support rapid treatment, prevention and spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The COVID-19 Alerts and Reporting Solution™ helps healthcare organizations and medical professionals identify and prioritize patients at higher risk of contracting severe forms of the respiratory disease. The solution also finds and tracks healthcare facility and ICU bed utilization across the U.S.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports, “In the event of a discrepancy between CDC cases and cases reported by state and local public health officials, data reported by states should be considered the most up to date.” This statement points to a national need for precise data to identify and track suspected or confirmed patient cases concurrently with the availability of bed capacity. First responders, hospitals, health systems, medical practices, ACOs, HIEs and public health agencies need the data insights to make informed decisions mobilizing people and facilities to care for the growing number of cases in various regions across the U.S.
The COVID-19 Alerts and Reporting Solution integrates the 4medica Lab Hub™ and KPI’s Ninja Universe analytics platform to provide real-time lab pandemic analytics and ADT notifications. Commercial laboratories such as Quest Diagnostics, LabCorp, BioReference Laboratories and public health laboratories send results to 4medica to normalize and match to the right patient identity. The validated data is then submitted to the Ninja Universe platform to analyze and share with the appropriate front-line providers, public health agencies and patients.
Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NEHII) is the first health information exchange using the solution to analyze the risk, prevalence and characteristics of COVID-19 cases and perform risk stratification analysis of other social resources and factors impacted by the virus across the state of Nebraska.
“The COVID-19 Lab Alerts and Reporting Solution augments our HIE to report accurate, knowledge-based data that informs life-saving decisions and community emergency prevention efforts at a time of unprecedented need,” said Jaime Bland, NEHII CEO.
“The COVID-19 Alerts and Reporting Solution make sense of the confusing collection of data to prevent the transmission of COVID-19,” said Gregg Church, president of 4medica. “While interoperability is a persistent challenge in the U.S. healthcare system, we’ve proactively built a solution that interprets the data into clear, succinct and actionable knowledge to help healthcare organizations address critical COVID-19 pandemic issues quickly and efficiently.”
“The solution immediately equips frontline healthcare workers with the right, accurate data they need to perform their jobs at the highest level,” said Vineeth Yeddula, CEO of KPI Ninja. “Whether this is a first responder’s having real-time data to locate the best hospital to transfer a patient or a state authority needing a density map to pinpoint case surges regionally, the solution’s detailed output supports decision-makers strategizing and allocating appropriate emergency response and resources for people requiring the greatest amount of aid.”
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Guaranteeing an unprecedented 1% patient record duplication rate, 4medica® solves data integrity and financial challenges to minimize patient safety and other clinical risks and achieve true clinical interoperability and transparency for patients. Our Big Data Management and Clinical Data Exchange cloud solutions help healthcare organizations facilitate patient identity management and data exchange to ensure the right data is captured at the right time, the first time. 4medica’s Perfect Order for Perfect Payment™ ensures labs and imaging centers get paid by integrating high-volume revenue cycle management services throughout the entire order management process. 4medica has processed up to 6 billion clinical results representing more than 70 million patient identities. The company connects 40,000-plus physicians to hundreds of ACOs, HIEs, HINs, hospitals, health systems, laboratories, radiology imaging centers and payers nationwide. Learn more at www.4medica.com.
About KPI Ninja
KPI Ninja is a healthcare analytics company that supports healthcare organizations to meet their population health and value-based initiatives. Using our signature mix of innovative technology solutions and services, we work shoulder-to-shoulder with clients to accelerate goal achievement. In harmony with our data-centered ethos, we truly believe that our success is strongly correlated with yours. We are differentiated by our comprehensive capabilities that transcend value-based programs and data sources to support stakeholders’ use of data to improve outcomes. Our platform is aligned to initiatives led by CMS, ONC, NCQA, including holding NCQA’s eCQM Certification, Measure Certification for HEDIS® Health Plan 2020, PCMH and PCSP Prevalidation; demonstrating our commitment to providing you a trusted brand.
Angela Jenkins & Associates for 4medica
Gregg Church, President