Friday, June 15, 2007


CDPHP has set a standard by which other Managed Care Organizations can be measured for HIT initiatives. CDPHP has achieved high ranking nationally while sharing the fruits of its success with the physician community. The benchmarks set by CDPHP are reasonable and the encouragement of HIT application in the practice of medicine may have contributed to its high ranking. SV

---- Health Plan Focuses on EMR Adoption, Interoperability and Education ----

ALBANY, N.Y. — Jun. 14, 2007 — CDPHP, the region’s leading health value company, today announced it has distributed more than $3 million in physician incentive funding to promote the adoption of information technology in physicians’ offices. Overall, CDPHP has invested nearly $4.5 million toward electronic medical record (EMR) adoption, interoperability and education.

“CDPHP is a leader in promoting technology in New York state,” said William J. Cromie, MD, MBA, president and CEO, CDPHP. “We are committed to creating and presenting opportunities for physicians. As the technology and transparency movement continues to grow, it will ultimately raise the bar on the quality of health care in this region.”

CDPHP is championing Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt’s four cornerstones plan which is modeled around the concept of value-based health care that specifies providers, health plans and other health care professionals are rewarded, and procedures and products are encouraged and utilized based upon the value they bring to the consumer. In 2005, using this model, CDPHP designed an incentive program for primary care physicians and specialists to adopt the technology necessary to improve care for patients.

“By promoting technology and education within our provider network and establishing an incentive program, CDPHP has enabled physicians to improve the quality of care and service delivered to their patients, and has rewarded them for their efforts,” said Cromie.


No comments: