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With the help of HEALTHeLINK and the Beacon Project, People Inc.’s Elmwood Health Center is a recent recipient of the 2013 Allscripts Outcomes Excellence Award: Connectivity. Allscripts, which has developed innovative solutions to enhance quality metrics and improve patient outcomes, recognizes hospital and physician group practices that have adopted their methods. In 2010, the Elmwood Health Center implemented Allscripts as its Electronic Health Records (EHR), and within one short year, it reached Patient-Centered Medical Home Level 3 Status.
The Outcomes Excellence Award is the highest honor that Allscripts grants its clients annually for outstanding outcomes using Allscripts’ solutions. The award is split into three core categories: Clinical, Financial and Connectivity. The accolade in Connectivity, which was presented to the Elmwood Health Center, is bestowed upon a group for one or more of the following accomplishments: Accountable Care implementation, Patient Center Medical Home implementation, Health Information Exchange outcomes, quality of care through care integration and coordination across the continuum of care.
“We have been successful due to our collaboration and work with HEALTHeLINK, as well as the Beacon Project,” shared Frank Azzarelli, People Inc. associate vice president and director of the Elmwood Health Center. “We look forward to continuing our relationship with HEALTHeLINK.”
Allscripts’ criteria for this award are based upon a client’s ability to “achieve measurable, innovative, and positive world-class outcomes through a defined, documentable, quantified, and repeatable process that can be shared with the greater connected community of health.”
The accolade means a great deal for People Inc. and the Elmwood Health Center. With recognition from Allscripts, the Elmwood Health Center can continue to proudly serve others and provide the very best care for countless patients.
Founded in 1994, the Elmwood Health Center, an affiliate of People Inc., provides primary and specialty care services to a diverse patient base and is recognized locally for its care of those with special needs. People Inc. is a not-for-profit health and human services agency providing programs and services to more than 12,000 people with special needs, their families, and seniors throughout Western New York. Since 1971, People Inc. has assisted individuals to achieve greater degrees of independence and productivity.