News Feature | October 25, 2016

Chronic Care Coordination And Management Just Got Easier

Christine Kern

By Christine Kerncontributing writer

Will EHRs Be The Bridge To Integrated Care?

Partnership integrates industry-leading guidelines with a care management application.

One hundred thirty-three million Americans — 45 percent of the population — have at least one chronic disease. Care coordination and care management are critical components that contribute to better health and care for individuals, as well as help to lower costs associated with treating chronic conditions. For care teams developing care management plans for patients with chronic conditions and complex needs, keeping up with the latest research and care guidelines is critical to ensure the highest quality outcomes.

Now, a partnership between Pegasystems and MCG Health integrates MCG’s chronic care guidelines within the Pega Care Management Application, marking a direct integration of these guidelines with care management systems. “For the healthcare industry, keeping up with the latest research and care guidelines can be a challenge but also critical to ensure the highest quality outcomes for patients,” said Susan Taylor, vice president and business line leader, healthcare, Pegasystems. “This partnership with MCG represents a milestone for payers and providers. The ability to have instant access to industry-leading guidelines while maintaining a patient’s data in one application will transform the way they interact with and care for patients.”

This partnership will give payers and providers the ability to have instant access to industry guidelines while maintaining a patient’s data in one application, transforming the way they interact with and care for patients. Care delivery teams can assess patients’ needs against the newest industry standards from MCG to quickly tailor care plans and also improve digital process to ensure patients receive the best care possible.

“At MCG, we are committed to delivering the most accurate, evidence-based guidelines based on the latest medical research,” said Jon Shreve, president and CEO, MCG Health. “This integration with the Pega Care Management application brings together informed care strategies and an industry-leading application to ensure patients receive the best care possible for chronic conditions across the entire care continuum.”