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ACP to Offer Health Data Exchange Integration and Quality Reporting Service

ACP Genesis Registry will help physicians meet Meaningful Use requirements and improve quality of care

Philadelphia, January 14, 2014 -- The American College of Physicians, athenahealth, Inc., and CECity are collaborating to create a health data exchange integration and quality reporting service to connect physicians with data registries and help them satisfy Meaningful Use specialized registry requirements while improving patient care.

“Participating physician practices will be able to easily transmit data from athenaClinicals, athenahealth’s web-based electronic health record, at no additional cost, to ACP Genesis Registry through ImpaQt Gateway, CECity’s clinical quality data gateway,” said Michael S. Barr, MD, MBA, FACP, who leads ACP’s Division of Medical Practice. “This will eliminate the need for duplicate data entry and custom reporting, reducing the burden on physicians.”

ACP Genesis Registry will accept data from athenaClinicals initially -- and other EHRs in the future -- and provide participating practices with continuous feedback reports presented through online performance monitors. Each monitor offers practices a user-friendly view of their performance results compared to national benchmarks, benchmarks established by ACP, as well as peer comparators, and a custom analysis of their measure gaps. Linked opportunities to drive improvement and close performance gaps are available, which include population health and patient care management tools, targeted education, resources and other evidence-based interventions from CECity’s society, academic, and quality improvement research partners.

Access to ACP Genesis Registry, performance monitors, improvement resources and social learning networks will be offered to participating athenahealth providers through CECity’s MedConcert portal, a social cloud-based performance improvement platform.

About the American College of Physicians
The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. ACP members include 137,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. Follow ACP on Twitter and Facebook.

About athenahealth
athenahealth is a leading provider of cloud-based services for electronic health record (EHR), practice management, and care coordination. athenahealth's mission is to be caregivers' most trusted service, helping them do well doing the right thing. For more information, please visit www.athenahealth.com.

About CECity
CECity is the health care industry’s leading cloud-based provider of social enterprise platforms and services that address the "3 Ps" driven by healthcare reform: Pay for Value Reporting, Performance Improvement, and Professional Certification. CECity combines its unique registry and analytics platform with education and improvement interventions from world-class partners, to help all stakeholders answer the most important question, "How Do We Improve?" Leading organizations across healthcare, including physician practices, ACOs, health systems, health plans, pharmacies, certifying boards, professional societies and academic medical centers, count on CECity to power their high stake solutions for performance improvement, registries, professional development, Maintenance of Certification, medication adherence, care coordination, population health informatics and value-based reporting.

About MedConcert
MedConcert is the first multi-tenant social network for continuous performance improvement and lifelong learning. Through MedConcert, healthcare professionals and organizations engage in building secure learning networks to monitor their individual and aggregate performance, manage the health of their patient populations, access tools and resources for improvement based upon their care gaps, and connect in meaningful ways to address a variety of critical needs driven by healthcare reform. The MedConcert "App Store" provides users with solutions to help improve performance and simplify their lives. Apps available include Coordination of Care, Registries, Value-Based Reporting (PQRSwizard, Bridges to Excellence), Meaningful Use (Specialized Registries, eCQMs), Patient Engagement (NCQA Certified CG-CAHPS Patient Survey), Maintenance of Certification, Patient Safety Certificate Program (MOC certified) and much more.

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