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Summa Health Network Announces Contract with MDdatacor to Support Multi-Insurer Health Care Quality Initiative; Initiative to Use Clinical Data to Supplement Claims Data and Enhance Outcomes
Date:1/5/2009

g a consolidated view of patient information, MDdatacor and SHN are empowering physicians to promote quality health care for all their patients, a significant step in reducing health care costs."

SHN's voluntary physician initiative launches in January 2009 and will seek to analyze and improve cost, quality, and utilization patterns of care delivered across three health insurance plans' participants currently being cared for by SHN physicians.

MDdatacor's technology automates the collection of clinical data from physician practices' existing data sources, including transcription, electronic medical record (EMR), practice management, lab, and registry systems. The MDdatacor tool provides physicians with real-time web-based reports that identify patients whose current treatment does not meet clinical guidelines, enabling physicians to provide appropriate, evidence-based medical care to patients in a cost-effective manner.

About MDdatacor

MDdatacor enhances health care quality through the development of innovative technology solutions. MDdatacor's patented system is used to support quality improvement, health information exchange and patient-centered medical home initiatives. MDdatacor currently serves more than 7,000 physicians representing more than seven million patients, and supports programs for payers such as Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.mddatacor.com.

About Summa Health Network

Summa Health Network (SHN) is the physician-hospital organization affiliated with Summa Health System Hospitals, including Akron City, St. Thomas, Barberton, Wadsworth Rittman and Cuyahoga Falls General. With more than 1,000 physicians participating, SHN oversees mutually beneficial contracts with ins
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