The Florida Association of ACOs (FLAACOs), the premier professional organization for Accountable Care Organizations and value-based healthcare leaders throughout Florida, announced today a strategic partnership with Audacious Inquiry (Ai), a health information technology and policy company.
Through this partnership, FLAACOs and Ai will work to further extend the Florida Health Information Exchange’s Encounter Notification Service® (ENS®) to ACOs throughout the state. ENS routes patient encounter data to subscribing organizations like ACOs, ambulatory practices, hospitals, and health plans in real-time. ENS enables clinicians and care managers to receive timely notifications about hospitalizations, act promptly, and direct patients to the most appropriate care settings while reducing avoidable utilization and increasing Transitional Care Management (TCM) revenue. Nicole Bradberry, CEO of FLAACOS, states “Florida has led the country in ACO success and with this partnership again leads by being one of the only states to have a high functioning successful HIE. The Florida HIE and Ai bring real value to ACO’s driving medical cost reduction programs.”
Today, over 40 subscribing organizations, including 23 Florida ACOs, use ENS to improve care delivery for over 6 million Floridians, receiving over 500,000 notifications per month. These notifications are powered by real-time encounter data submitted by over 215 participating Florida hospitals, accounting for over 95% of all acute care beds in the state. These real-time notifications contain actionable information on patient encounters including time & location of the event, admit reason, attending physician, discharge diagnosis, and discharge disposition among other data.
Ai will leverage this strategic partnership with FLAACOs to enable additional ACOs to utilize ENS and work with FLAACOs membership to obtain feedback on potential future service enhancements ranging from providing prior encounter histories and data analytics to fetching Continuity of Care Documents (CCDs) to the inclusion of additional data sources such as post-acute care facilities and social determinants of health.
FLAACOs’ mission is to provide members a vehicle to collaborate, ensuring that each healthcare organization grows and thrives. The Florida-based association aligns goals to help member ACOs shift physician incentives and improve healthcare outcomes across the state. FLAACOs provides a voice for the accountable care marketplace and its participating providers, payers, and individual physicians. The goal of FLAACOs is to provide advocacy and support to all Florida accountable care organizations so that together they can become the healthcare models of the future. To learn more, visit www.flaacos.com.
About Audacious Inquiry
Audacious Inquiry (Ai) is a health information technology and policy company that provides bold solutions for connected healthcare. Ai’s industry-shaping technology offers efficient and cost-effective solutions for care coordination; their nationally-recognized team-members provide actionable strategic consulting, and their services raise the bar for leveraging health data. To learn more, visit www.ainq.com.