HIMSS BOARD MEMBERS CALL IT A TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTION TO REFORMS
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 19, 2012- Medalogix, a Nashville-based health care technology company, has received the 2012 Healthcare Information Technology Acceleration award. The award recognizes the organization with the best emerging technology focused on the rapid adoption of health care reform initiatives.The Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) recognized the company’s CEO, Dan Hogan, at a ceremony Wednesday.
“The executive committee was looking for examples of outstanding leadership in health care and Dan with Medalogix is the epitome of that,” said HIMSS board member John Kepley. “Medalogix is forging the way for predictive analytics in the industry and is a big piece to the “reform puzzle” we’ve been searching for.”
“I’m thrilled about HIMSS’s recognition,” said Hogan. “It’s been my goal to ensure health care not only meets but exceeds the new standards set by the Affordable Care Act. The HIT award validates Medalogix as an innovative and effective solution to address the changing needs of our health care system.”
Medalogix responds to the controversial pay-for-performance provision in the ACA that allows Medicare to withhold payment if a patient is readmitted to the hospital within 30 days—potentially decreasing billions from hospitals bottom line.
Medalogix is a predictive modeling toolset that uses home health agencies’ own data to assess the top 10 percent of patients most at risk for readmission. In its first real-world
application the software helped reduced 15-day readmissions by 24.6 percent across 15 agencies.
“In addressing the home health readmissions component of reform, Medalogix has the ability to significantly improve both quality and cost of patient care,” said Jennifer LeMieux, vice president of onFocus Healthcare and chair of the HIT Awards Program.
“In the very near future, health care will rely on technology like never before to ensure accuracy, quality care and efficiency,” said Hogan. “Medalogix is just one of the innovative companies emerging as a result of the Affordable Care Act and we are extremely honored to have been singled out.”
About Medalogix: Medalogix was founded by CEO Dan Hogan in 2009 to address the medication complications he saw occurring among geriatric patients at Doctor’s Associates Home Health, the Manchester, Tenn. home health agency he owned and operated from 2005 to 2010. A litany of studies has shown that patient outcomes are far better the longer a patient can remain in the home. The company combines its knowledge of medication risk with a home health are agency’s own clinical data to build a predictive modeling capability that is more accurate than any other risk assessment toolset on the market today.