SPH Analytics Partners with COSEHC on the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative

October 16, 2015 Editor


Analytics leader plays role in Consortium of Southeastern Hypertension Control’s award to improve cardiovascular outcomes.

Alpharetta, GA–The Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension Control® was recently selected to receive one of the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative Practice Transformation Network awards from the Department of Health and Human Services.

SPH Analytics, a leader in action analytics, is one of four innovative healthcare organizations that comprise the Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension Control Practice Transformation Network (PTN). In addition to SPH Analytics (SPHA), the PTN includes the Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension Control (COSEHC), Group Practice Forum, and the Northwest Area Health Education Center (NWAHEC).

The COSEHC PTN was developed to transform care in an eight-state region spanning the southeastern portion of the United States. The COSEHC PTN will implement a practice transformation network using a pre-existing platform that can be customized and used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to execute the goals of the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative. The PTN will also strongly emphasize the inclusion of small and rural practices.

The COSEHC PTN was one of 29 national and regional health care networks selected for the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) award. The TCPI is one of the largest federal investments designed to support doctors and other clinicians in all 50 states through collaborative and peer-based learning networks. It is part of a collection of initiatives advanced by the Affordable Care Act to improve the quality of patient care and promote wise use of healthcare spending.

The TCPI award selection criteria focused on programs that provide clinicians with the tools and support for improving the quality of care, increasing patient’s access to information, and reducing costs.
“We are honored to be a partner in the COSEHC PTN, executing the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative across the Southeast,” stated Al Vega, CEO of SPH Analytics. “This important initiative aligns with our mission to improve the overall quality of the healthcare of the populations our clients serve. Each COSEHC PTN partner organization brings unique strengths to fortify these objectives. We look forward to working with CMS and our partners in serving the healthcare community and empowering healthcare transformation.”

The network will provide patient-centered quality improvement strategies and tools, data analytics, practice design, care coordination techniques, and continuous medical education to help participating clinicians meet the initiative’s phases of transformation and associated milestones, clinical and operational results.

About the Consortium of Southeastern Hypertension Control
COSEHC is a nonprofit (501c3) organization established to improve cardiovascular outcomes in the Southeastern United States, which has the highest prevalence of hypertension and cardiometabolic risk- factor related morbidity and mortality. COSEHC promotes scientifically based research, education, and performance improvement to reduce vascular disease and its complications. The organization encourages physician participation in its clinical database that allows for on-line consultation of members and coordinates and facilitates evidence-based best practices for participating network physicians. COSEHC also provides ongoing educational opportunities to current practitioners through continuing medical education (CME) and an academic-clinical partnership to promote quality and healthcare outcome improvement in the region.

About SPH Analytics
SPH Analytics (SPHA) is a leader in action analytics, providing best-in-class solutions and transformative technologies for provider, payer, and health networks. By providing powerful applications, analytics,
healthcare surveys, call center services, and consulting, SPHA solutions lead the way for the next generation of healthcare. SPHA enables clients to increase member and patient satisfaction, improve population health, drive patient engagement, and reduce overall cost of care. SPHA solutions incorporate an engaging social-media style user experience, optimized for mobility and communication, to measure data, create easy-to-understand analytics, and empower action.

Founded through the merger of Voyance, MDdatacor, Archimedes Clinical Analytics, and The Myers Group, SPH Analytics is based in Alpharetta, GA, with offices in Branford, CT, San Francisco, CA, Nashville, TN, and Duluth, GA. SPH Analytics is a member of the $3 billion Symphony Technology Group. For more information, call 1-866-460-5681 or visit SPHAnalytics.com.


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