January 14, 2015 -- As states work to control skyrocketing healthcare costs, a growing number are implementing reforms designed to improve the quality of care while reducing wasteful spending. At the forefront of this movement is the Vermont Blueprint for Health, a nationally recognized program demonstrating the value of the “patient-centered medical home” (PCMH), an innovative model that connects patients’ providers to better coordinate care while also empowering patients through education and prevention programs.
Operating since 2008, the Blueprint is Vermont’s state-led initiative charged with guiding sustainable healthcare delivery reform that improves health, constrains costs, and promotes health maintenance, prevention, and care coordination. To guide its efforts, the Blueprint has been steadily measuring program success through analysis and reporting based largely on the state’s all-payer
claims database (APCD). Onpoint Health Data, a market-leading data integration and analytics organization based in Portland, Maine, has been managing Vermont’s APCD and supporting the Blueprint’s analytic needs since the programs began. Today, Onpoint announced that it has been selected by the Blueprint’s parent agency, the Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA), to continue supporting the initiative’s important work under a new contract. The result of a competitive bidding process, Onpoint’s selection demonstrates DVHA’s commitment to generating insightful reporting that helps improve the quality of health and healthcare across the state while slowing the growth of healthcare spending.
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