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01.20.2016

Aledade Partners with Arkansas State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE) to Benefit Primary Care Providers and Patients Access to real time data will help improve patient health

by Aledade

Local doctors in Arkansas have a new partner to help keep their patients healthy. Aledade has signed an agreement with Arkansas Office of Health Information Technology which administers the State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE), the state’s Health Information Exchange (HIE), to receive real time information, such as Admit, Discharge, and Transfer (ADT) data, on their patients.

By partnering with SHARE, providers in Aledade’s Primary Care ACO will electronically receive notifications when their patients are hospitalized. Knowing when a patient is admitted or discharged from the hospital enables providers to connect with patients during care transitions, resulting in higher rates of medication adherence and lower rates of hospital readmission. Studies show that if a patient has been contacted by their doctor within 48 hours of discharge, the patient is more likely to follow instructions and less likely to be readmitted to the hospital.

Health information exchanges like SHARE play an important role in supporting ACOs and value based care. By building just one data connection to the HIE, ACO providers can exchange information with the 26 hospitals and 317 practices on the network, rather than buying and building individual interfaces to each. This saves providers time and money, and allows them to provide more personalized, prompt care.

“We know that primary care providers have a strong personal connection with their patients,” said Erica Galvez, Health Information Exchange Lead at Aledade. “But oftentimes even they don’t have access to basic data regarding their patients. By partnering with SHARE, we are able to provide basic, real time data so that providers can effectively harness health data to make informed care decisions, improve patient outcomes and drive down health care cost.”

Aledade partners with independent doctors to create and run ACOs, networks of physicians who
band together to deliver coordinated care to patients. They operate under a payment structure
that rewards positive health outcomes for patients, instead of the volume of health care services
delivered.

Aledade is proud to partner with SHARE, an industry leader in establishing secure health information exchange that enables real time data flow to providers.

Aledade ACOs focus on delivering the highest-quality care to patients, with an emphasis on preventative
care, high-value referral networks, customized technology, and unmatched analysis of patient
claims and electronic health record (EHR) data to identify patients who need help before serious
medical problems arise.

About Aledade
Founded in 2014, Aledade is a new company with an old-fashioned goal: putting doctors back in
control of health care. Aledade partners with independent, primary care physicians to provide
everything the doctors need to create and run an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) – from
business and practice transformation services to upfront capital and cutting-edge technology. The
company is led by CEO and co-founder Dr. Farzad Mostashari, former National Coordinator for
Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and has
already established successful organizations in New York, Delaware, Maryland, and Arkansas.
Aledade employs a team of health policy, regulatory, data and practice transformation experts to
implement s customized solutions and continuous, on-the-ground support partners to help
doctors in all types of communities across America preserve their autonomy, deliver better care
to their patients, reduce overall costs, and keep independent physician practices flourishing.

About SHARE
The State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE) is a secure, electronic system that allows authorized health care providers, health services professionals and public health authorities in Arkansas to exchange accurate patient medical information in real time. The Arkansas Office of Health Information Technology (OHIT), created by Act 891 of 2011, has implemented SHARE in a series of phases, beginning with Secure Messaging to help providers meet meaningful use requirements, and a fully-functional health information exchange (HIE) that gives health care providers access to hospital discharge summaries, lab results, immunization records and other vital information. For more information, visit www.SHAREArkansas.com.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
For more information regarding Aledade, contact:
Kenneth Baer
press@aledade.com
(202) 792-7200

For more information regarding Arkansas State Health Alliance, contact:

Shirley Tyson
Shirley.A.Tyson@hit.arkansas.gov
501-410-1999