2/27/2014

Bone Health Collaborative Launches Fracture Liaison Care Coordination Study in the Cloud to... -- PITTSBURGH, D...
2/27/2014

Bone Health Collaborative Launches Fracture Liaison Care Coordination Study in the Cloud to... -- PITTSBURGH, D...
2/27/2014

Bone Health Collaborative Launches Fracture Liaison Care Coordination Study in the Cloud to... -- PITTSBURGH, D...
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Bone Health Collaborative Launches Fracture Liaison Care Coordination Study

  1. 1. 2/27/2014 Bone Health Collaborative Launches Fracture Liaison Care Coordination Study in the Cloud to... -- PITTSBURGH, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bone Health Collaborative Launches Fracture Liaison Care Coordination Study in the Cloud to Improve Quality of PostFracture Care in Patients with Osteoporosis CECity, NBHA and NOF Launch Study funded by Merck and Co. to Assess Hospital Use of Proven Fracture Liaison Service Model Across Communities Utilizing Cloud-Based MedConcert® Platform CECity. (PRNew sFoto/CECity) PITTSBURGH, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNews wire/ -- Des pite 15 years of docum ented international s ucces s of the Fracture Liais on Service (FLS) m odel of pos t-fracture care to identify patients at ris k in order to prevent cos tly and deadly s econdary fractures in patients with os teoporos is , relatively few hos pitals have s ucces s fully im plem ented this approach as a s tandard of care in the United States . A collaborative of the nation's leaders in os teoporos is patient care, quality im provem ent res earch, population health m anagem ent and care coordination technology (Bone Health Collaborative) s eek to s tudy how to change that trend. Led by the National Bone Health Alliance (NBHA), National Os teoporos is Foundation (NOF) and CECity.com , Inc. (CECity), the Bone Health Collaborative today announced the launch of a cloud-bas ed Fracture Liais on Service Dem ons tration Study (FLS Dem ons tration) that will provide participating hos pitals with the FLS m odel of care and CECity's cloud-bas ed MedConcert® platform , to as s es s their hos pital's adoption and im plem entation of a fracture liais on s ervice acros s their com m unities . The FLS Dem ons tration Study, funded by Merck, is des igned to dem ons trate the ability to s cale the FLS in the com m unity s etting, while m eas uring the im pact on patient care. This includes targeting the nearly 80 percent care gap of older Am ericans who s uffer bone breaks , but are not tes ted or treated for os teoporos is . "With os teoporos is caus ing an es tim ated two m illion broken bones per year at an es tim ated direct cos t of $19 billion, we know os teoporos is -related bone breaks are res pons ible for s ignificant hum an and financial cos ts ," s aid Robert Recker, MD, MACP, FACE, co-chair, NBHA, pres ident, NOF and director, Os teoporos is Res earch Center, Creighton Univers ity, Om aha, Nebras ka. "There has never been a greater need for effective pos t-fracture prevention and care coordination program s . Thes e program s are the key to s paring m any Am ericans from the pain, s uffering and reduced quality of life as s ociated with broken bones , while at the s am e tim e producing enorm ous cos t s avings for the healthcare s ys tem ." One of the key difficulties in os teoporos is and pos t-fracture patient care is the fragm ented U.S. healthcare s ys tem , which m akes it difficult to coordinate patient care acros s hos pitals , m edical offices and m ultiple m edical s pecialties in the com m unity. In fact, only 23 percent of wom en over age 67 who have s uffered a hip or other type of fracture are tes ted or treated for os teoporos is , and 25 percent of patients who break their hip die within the firs t year. Medicare s pends m ore than $5 billionannually to treat fractures am ong s eniors , yet the m ajority of patients are releas ed without being evaluated for os teoporos is – the underlying dis eas e which m ay have led to the fracture. http://www.printthis.clickability.com/pt/cpt?expire=&title=Bone+Health+Collaborative+Launches+Fracture+Liaison+Care+Coordination+Study+in+the+Cloud+to… 1/3
  2. 2. 2/27/2014 Bone Health Collaborative Launches Fracture Liaison Care Coordination Study in the Cloud to... -- PITTSBURGH, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The FLS Dem ons tration Study will leverage the experience and res ources of each partner including NBHA's fracture prevention knowledge and expertis e; NOF's expertis e as the leading os teoporos is and bone health organization repres enting patients and healthcare profes s ionals ; and CECity's MedConcert perform ance im provem ent platform , to engage providers in breaking down walls in order to build innovative com m unities of practice des igned to im prove the s afety and quality of patient care. "We developed MedConcert to s cale perform ance im provem ent by offering cos t-effective tools for population health m anagem ent, rapid cycle learning and com m unications that allow providers to connect acros s com m unities , regardles s of their practice s etting. The FLS Dem ons tration Study repres ents that perfect opportunity to com bine proven bes t-practices in clinical care, with bes t-of-breed cloud technology, to as s es s the ability to accelerate and s pread com m unity-wide quality im provem ent," s aid Sim one Karp, RPh, co-founder, chief bus ines s developm ent officer, CECity. "We appreciate Merck's dedication to the s tudy of im proving the quality of patient care, and we are excited to be partnering with NBHA and NOF to help im prove outcom es for patients with os teoporos is ." The s tudy will begin in early 2014 and run for approxim ately 12 m onths within the three initial s ites s elected for the s tudy. The partners expect to publis h res ults of the s tudy by m id-2015. "This Dem ons tration Project will advance the s cience of chronic dis eas e m anagem ent," s aid Dr. Sachin Jain, Merck's chief m edical inform ation and innovation officer. "By helping us s cale Fracture Liais on Services and other chronic care program s , we will help delivery s ys tem s achieve better clinical res ults for their patients ." About CECity® Pitts burgh, PA-bas ed CECity (www.cecity.com ) is the health care indus try's leading cloud-bas ed provider of s ocial enterpris e platform s and dis tribution networks that addres s the "3 Ps " driven by healthcare reform : Perform ance Im provem ent, Pay for Value Reporting and Profes s ional Certification. Leading organizations acros s healthcare, including hos pitals , phys ician practices , payers , ACOs , IDNs , chain pharm acy, m edical s pecialty boards and s ocieties , count on CECity to power their high s takes initiatives . CECity cus tom ers repres ent the s tewards of healthcare. About M edConcert® MedConcert® (www.m edconcert.com ), healthcare's firs t s ocial enterpris e cloud platform for continuous perform ance im provem ent and lifelong learning, provides one convenient, integrated s olution to help all s takeholders ans wer the m os t im portant ques tion, "How Do We Im prove?" Through MedConcert, healthcare profes s ionals and organizations engage in building s ecure s ocial networks to m onitor their individual and aggregate perform ance, m anage the health of their patient populations , acces s tools and res ources for im provem ent bas ed upon their care gaps , and connect in m eaningful ways to addres s a variety of critical needs driven by healthcare reform . The MedConcert "App Store" provides us ers with a wide variety of s olutions to help im prove perform ance, while s im plifying their lives to drive engagem ent. Available MedConcert apps include s olutions for Quality Reporting (PQRSwizard®, Bridges to Excellence®), Meaningful Us e reporting (Specialized Regis tries , eCQMs ), Patient Engagem ent (NCQA-certified PCMH CGCAHPS), Maintenance of Certification (Johns Hopkins Arm s trong Ins titute's Patient Safety Certification Program , Part IV Activities ) and m uch m ore. About the National Bone Health Alliance Es tablis hed in late 2010, the National Bone Health Alliance is a public-private partners hip that brings together the expertis e and res ources of various partners acros s a broad s pectrum to prom ote bone health and prevent dis eas e; im prove diagnos is and treatm ent of bone dis eas e; and enhance bone res earch, s urveillance and evaluation. The NBHA is a platform that allows all voices in the bone health com m unity to work together around s hared priorities and develop projects that can becom e reality through pooled funding. The 51 m em bers of the Alliance (in addition to liais ons repres enting the Centers for Dis eas e Control and Prevention, National Aeronautics and Space Adm inis tration, National Ins titutes of Health and U.S. Food and Drug Adm inis tration) are working from a s hared vis ion: to im prove the overall health and quality of life of all Am ericans by enhancing their bone health. For m ore inform ation on NBHA, vis it www.nbha.org. About the National Osteoporosis Foundation Es tablis hed in 1984, the National Os teoporos is Foundation is the nation's leading health organization dedicated to preventing os teoporos is and broken bones , prom oting s trong bones for life and reducing hum an s uffering through program s of awarenes s , education, advocacy and res earch. For m ore inform ation on the National Os teoporos is Foundation, vis it www.nof.org. About the Fracture Liaison Service M odel of Care A Fracture Liais on Service is a coordinated preventive care m odel that operates under the s upervis ion of bone health s pecialis ts and collaborates with the patient's prim ary care phys ician. Led by nurs e practitioners , phys ician as s is tants , regis tered nurs es , or other healthcare profes s ionals , the program ens ures that older adult fracture patients receive appropriate os teoporos is tes ting, diagnos is , treatm ent and ongoing s upport pos t-fracture, even after they leave the hos pital. Stem m ing from the U.S. Surgeon General's 2004 call to action for public and private s takeholders to join forces to im prove bone health in Am erica, the dem ons tration program com bines res ources to coordinate care acros s hos pital departm ents and m ultiple phys ician s pecialties , allowing the FLS m odel of care to s cale beyond its current capabilities . For m ore inform ation about the FLS m odel of care, vis it www.FracturePreventionCENTRAL.org. About M erck and Co. http://www.printthis.clickability.com/pt/cpt?expire=&title=Bone+Health+Collaborative+Launches+Fracture+Liaison+Care+Coordination+Study+in+the+Cloud+to… 2/3
  3. 3. 2/27/2014 Bone Health Collaborative Launches Fracture Liaison Care Coordination Study in the Cloud to... -- PITTSBURGH, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's Merck is a global healthcare leader working to help the world be well. Merck is known as MSD outs ide the United States and Canada. Through our pres cription m edicines , vaccines , biologic therapies , and cons um er care and anim al health products , we work with cus tom ers and operate in m ore than 140 countries to deliver innovative health s olutions . We als o dem ons trate our com m itm ent to increas ing acces s to healthcare through far-reaching policies , program s and partners hips . For m ore inform ation, vis it www.m erck.com and connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Media Contact: Simone Karp, RPh (s karp@cecity.com , 412.586.3311) Organizational Contacts: David Lee, MPA (david.lee@nbha.org, 202.721.6351) Amy Porter (am y.porter@nof.org, 202.721.6362) Im age with caption: "CECity." Im age available at: http://photos .prnews wire.com /prnh/20131205/MM28148-a Im age with caption: "Merck & Co." Im age available at: http://photos .prnews wire.com /prnh/20131205/MM28148-b Im age with caption: "National Bone Health Alliance." Im age available at: http://photos .prnews wire.com /prnh/20131205/MM28148-c Im age with caption: "National Os teoporos is Foundation." Im age available at: http://photos .prnews wire.com /prnh/20131205/MM28148-d SOURCE CECity RELATED LINKS http://www.cecity.com Find this article at: http://www.prnews wire.com /news -releas es /bone-health-collaborative-launches -fracture-liais on-care-coordination-s tudy-in-thecloud-to-im prove-quality-of-pos t-fracture-care-in-patients -with-os teoporos is -234586961.htm l Check the box to include the lis t of links referenced in the article. http://www.printthis.clickability.com/pt/cpt?expire=&title=Bone+Health+Collaborative+Launches+Fracture+Liaison+Care+Coordination+Study+in+the+Cloud+to… 3/3

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