Microsoft Health Users Group 2012 Innovation Awards
Microsoft Health Users Group 2012 Innovation Awards Recognizes Health Organizations for Innovative Use of IT to Improve Patient Care
Every year, the Microsoft Health Users Group (HUG) recognizes forward-thinking health organizations and their technology solutions partners who use Microsoft-based technology to improve patient care, reduce costs and streamline clinical and business processes in measurable ways that can serve a model for others. An eminent jury of healthcare industry experts have chosen PluralSoft as winners from among thousands of entries received from across the world. This recognition and award was presented to PluralSoft at the 15th annual Microsoft HUG Innovation Awards 2012 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas.
Modernizing Health Systems and Information Category
Pluralsoft and the Colorado Community Managed Care Network – The Colorado Community Managed Care Network (CCMCN) partnered with PluralSoft to build the Colorado Associated Community Health Information Enterprise (CACHIE), a clinical quality reporting and analysis solution used to manage chronic diseases and preventive care. The CACHIE quickly and easily extracts data from electronic medical records and patient management systems from within the CCMCN’s Federally Qualified Health Centers, which are periodically required to report clinical quality performance, population health statistics and business performance metrics to federal and state funding agencies. CACHIE leverages Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and others to improve data-driven processes and enable faster information delivery. With the CACHIE, the CCMCN has noted measurable improvements in clinical quality, including a 16 percent increase in immunization rates for children younger than two years old. Additional benefits include increased grant awards and improved reporting and workflow that resulted in an 85 percent reduction in staff time.