Physicians Information Portal - HCP

HealthcarePartners, a large multi-speciality medical group, needed tools to augment the care of patients and improve quality of care and quality scoring. The Physicians Information Portal was designed and developed to help to integrate and share critical data for Physicians in this large Medical group Practice

Large dispursed medical practices can benefit from sharing of best practices of care and from outcome analysis. Tight integration with the IDX patient management system was critical to ensure data was accurate and timely.
The system was designed to center around the patient. All physicians who had contact with, or oversight for, a patient were give a centralized view of the patient experience at HCP so they could improve the coordination of care.
Data was integrated from the Referral Managmenet System, the Electronic Medical Record system, the Patient Accounting system, the Pharmacy utilization reporting, and the Disease management system to create this centralized view of the patient and of the physicians Panel of Patients.
The group was challanged to improve and optimize the quality of care through measurable improvement in California Pay for Performance measures and to optimize the patient visit to improve the accuracy of the Hirearical Condition Coding for patients with chronic or complex conditions.
Further the network needed a way to control access to patient information for referrals and primary care physicians throughout the network. Because of the diversity of EMR solutions used throughout the network, a tool to allow common view of patients and conditions was needed.
The Information Portal was developed to address all of these issues.
The Physicians Information Portal represented a dramatic improvement for the operations and communications of this geographically dispursed IPA network. group. With the development of the protal they ware able to continue to outdistance their competition in quality of care provided to their patients. With the ability of the portal to be used by all physicians in the group and the proper management of patients in regions, sites, and care teams, they have a single integrated system that supports over 200,000 group patients. They continue to be one of the leaders in the state in Pay for Performance measurements, and expect to be able to maintain their leadership position. They also expect tha this system shuld help them to provide an excellent level of care and continued profitable operations.
Ventricle Software Chief Architect, David Finkel was the primary architect of the HCP PIP. As Director of Systems Architecture, David designed and oversaw the development and deployment of the PIP at HCP.
"This is one of the best projects and development efforts ever undertaken by HealthCare Partners. Thank you David for your vision and outstanding leadership"
- Zan Calhoun CIO 2008.


Zan Calhoun
COO/CIO HealthCare Partners Medical Group
(310) 354-4200