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CERECONS Partners With AppleCare Medical Group to Provision & Launch an Innovative Health IT Solution for Its New ACOCERECONS' Robust, Feature-Rich Software Solutions Will Support AppleCare Medical ACO, One of the 27 Initial Organizations Selected to Participate in Medicare's Shared Savings Program (July 09, 2012)
ANAHEIM HILLS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/09/12 -- CERECONS, a private-cloud-based SaaS Health IT company for care coordination, population management and patient engagement, has provisioned its software platform for AppleCare Medical ACO, a network of physicians that provides care to patients throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties.
Configured and launched in less than one month, CERECONS' ACO Startup Solution is a platform that will empower AppleCare Medical ACO to proactively manage patient care and cost for nearly 8,000 Medicare beneficiaries. In addition, the platform provides the care coordination functionality and features required by CMS to qualify for payment under the Medicare Shared Savings Program.
"We are excited that AppleCare has chosen CERECONS as the technology platform to power its ACO business. Choosing a scalable, feature-rich platform like CERECONS will help AppleCare to achieve the necessary outcomes by seamlessly coordinating care across the care chain and managing the population effectively," said Philip Paul, CEO of Unlimited Innovations, Inc., the parent company of CERECONS.
"The criteria for selecting a Health IT partner for our ACO went beyond just finding the right tools and technology. With the changing landscape of healthcare, we wanted to work side-by-side with an experienced team that could help us interpret current requirements and anticipate future needs," said Jacob Furgatch, Chief Operating Officer of AppleCare Medical Group. "A quick provisioning and implementation cycle was essential, and CERECONS delivered on that need by having our ACO up and running in a few weeks' time."
CERECONS, a division of Unlimited Innovations, provides a scalable and flexible private-cloud-based SaaS platform for care coordination, population management and patient engagement, delivering powerful Clinical Decision Support at the point-of-care. CERECONS empowers administrators and physicians with access to real-time clinical and financial information and allows patients to become active participants in the management of their healthcare. With more than a decade of experience that counts over 60 risk-bearing entities currently under contract, 60,000+ primary care physicians and specialists as well as 1.25 million patients, CERECONS' innovative health IT solutions and data integration capabilities are used by leading medical groups and healthcare organizations including Health Plans, MSOs, IPAs, Hospital Networks, ACOs and Self-Funded Employer Groups. For more information, visit cerecons.com
About AppleCare Medical ACO, LLC
AppleCare Medical ACO is a network of physicians that provide care to patients throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Owned and managed by physicians, AppleCare Medical ACO partners with physicians in the region, as well as major hospitals and medical centers across Southern California to provide access to a full spectrum of facilities for delivering whatever care a patient may require. AppleCare Medical ACO is affiliated with AppleCare Medical Group, an organization comprised of more than 800 physicians. The ACO is expected to serve nearly 8,000 beneficiaries.
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