Advocate Medical Group Has Installed Forward Health Group’s PopulationManager® – Engine of a Major Quality Improvement Initiative

May 2, 2014

Advocate Medical Group Has Installed Forward Health Group’s PopulationManager® – Engine of a Major Quality Improvement Initiative

In an aggressive move towards improved patient care and quality improvement, Advocate Medical Group of Chicago, Illinois has installed Forward Health Group’s PopulationManager and The Guideline Advantage™. The Guideline Advantage is a quality improvement program of the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association. The Guideline Advantage works to help improve patient health through prevention, early detection and management of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.

Vincent Bufalino, M.D. said, “PopulationManager supports The Guideline Advantage program, providing transparency through an interactive analytical tool for providers to gauge their performance individually, as well as assess their performance in relation to their colleagues, on particular chronic disease and wellness measures. The graphs and toolbars display data in a visually appealing, intuitive way. It’s easy to use and puts quality and meaningful data in the hands of the providers.”

Advocate Medical Group is a physician-led medical group providing primary care, specialty services, medical imaging, outpatient services and community-based medical practices throughout Chicagoland and Bloomington/Normal. Advocate Medical Group is part of Advocate Health Care, the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest.

The Guideline Advantage leverages population health management tools from Madison, Wisconsin-based Forward Health Group. Advocate Medical Group is using those tools to transform its outpatient practice data into actionable information with the goal of preventing chronic diseases and improving the lives of those living with cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

The Guideline Advantage™ combines the expertise of the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association (ACS, ADA, AHA) to advance prevention and disease management in the outpatient setting. The program promotes the use of evidence-based treatment guidelines, performance measurement tools and quality improvement strategies with the goal of helping you offer your patients every advantage for a healthy life. Visit www.guidelineadvantage.org

Forward Health Group, Inc. (FHG) is a leading-edge provider of data solutions critical to maximizing returns in today’s changing health care environment. FHG’s PopulationManager® platform provides best-in-class data collection, validation, and visualization. The data delivered by FHG enables health care stakeholders to track quality and financial measures, assess and manage risk, and take action to positively impact clinical outcomes and lower costs. As health care is transformed, Forward Health Group is setting the new standard of data care.

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May 2, 2014

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