Wipro, HealthSciences Institute launch “Accelerated Practice Improvement” service

By : |November 8, 2006 0

BANGALORE: Wipro Technologies and HealthSciences Institute announced the launch of "Accelerated Practice Improvement" service for the US Health Plans market.

"Accelerating Practice Improvement" is designed to assist Health Plans in US, implement Pay-for-Performance Incentive (P4P) programs for primary & specialty care physician practices.

Dr. Blake Andersen, President and CEO, HealthSciences Institute and Chronic Care Group, said, "By partnering with a global services leader such as Wipro, we have created a customizable, scalable, cost-effective process and an integrated delivery platform for systematically assessing gaps and supporting physician practice performance improvement. To date, there’s been strong interest by both health plans and pay for performance programs in the U.S."

"Accelerating Practice Improvement" features a set of tools, knowledgebase and frameworks that would help health plans assess the physician groups’ adoption of KPIs, benchmark the same, implement improvement frame-works and guidelines of organizations like Institute of Medicine, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation, and Bridges to Excellence along with evidence on top performing physician practices. It also includes partner engagement and program & change management tools to help practices manage demonstrated barriers to implementation and sustainability.

Susheel Ladwa, Practice Leader for Healthcare – North America, Wipro Technologies said "With the raising medical costs in US and the increasing need for better outcomes, Pay-for-performance is here to stay, and health plans need a scalable, transportable platform that would enable them effectively manage the program across primary and specialty care physicians. And clearly, this framework and technology extends itself to the care delivery networks as well"

Wipro’s engagement experience with leading organizations across the healthcare value chain in US have indicated that successful performance improvement efforts are reliant not only on top notch IT platforms and solutions but also on deep domain and process knowledge and program management expertise., but also on key enablers solid execution, change management initiatives. The partnership with HealthSciences will help Wipro deliver more sustainable and better integrated performance improvement solutions to health plan customers.

© CIOL Bureau

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