Boston, MA. April 3, 2014 (PRNewswire): CompuGroup Medical US (CGM) is proud to announce that CGM ENTERPRISE™, its ICD-10 enabled market leading practice management software suite for community health and beyond, has been selected as a software solution for the implementation of a healthcare quality collaborative headed by the San José Clinic in Houston, Texas. The collaborative, formally known as the Shared Quality Program is comprised of two other facilities: Christ Clinic and TOMAGWA Charity Clinic.
Funded by a Grant received from the Community Clinics Funders’ Collaborative, the goal of the Shared Quality Program is to facilitate the capture and tracking of key healthcare quality indicators after metrics have been established for workflow processes and patient care. The collaborative was formed out of the necessity to achieve economies of scale by pooling the resources of the clinics together for the purpose of reporting on improvements, as they pursue the goals of the quality program. With over 90% of their income attributed to philanthropy, utilizing the expertise of a full-time quality project director based at the San José Clinic, across all three facilities serves as an added advantage.
As one of the nation’s oldest safety net clinics and a leading provider of quality healthcare services for individuals and families in the Greater Houston area, the San José Clinic lends its expertise and reputation as a pioneer to the collaborative. Having benefited from the robust reporting tools that CGM Enterprise has to offer to practice management, the clinic recommended it as an appropriate solution to its collaborative partners. CGM Enterprise supports maximum practice management as well as billing efficiency and effectiveness. With comprehensive tools that meet several reporting requirements, this software solution demonstrates versatility, tailored to the needs of Community Health.
Paule Ann Lewis, President and CEO, San José Clinic said, “This collaboration means a lot not only to the clinics involved but also to our safety net system. It provides us with a great example of truly collaborating and streamlining operations among clinics that have limited resources. With CGM as our software partner, we are confident that this collaborative will be a success.”
Commenting on the Shared Quality Program, CEO of CGM US and Senior Vice President North America, Norbert Fischl said, “Building on our strong customer base and market share in the community health segment, we are proud that San José Clinic has recommended our solution to its partners. It confirms our approach of being local and close to our customers, offering excellence in software solutions and services. We are thrilled that our practice management solution is contributing to the successful implementation of a quality initiative that will go a long way to improve efficiency of healthcare delivery and enhance health outcomes for vulnerable populations, the under insured as well as the uninsured. CompuGroup Medical is proud to serve these exemplary healthcare organizations as a health software partner.”
About San José Clinic
San José Clinic was established as the original safety-net clinic in Houston and has steadfastly grown into a leading provider of quality healthcare services for individuals and families in the Greater Houston area who struggle the most with accessing care. The mission of San José Clinic is to provide quality healthcare and education to those with limited access to such services in an environment which respects the dignity of each person. To learn more visit www.sanJosé clinic.org.
About Community Clinics Funders’ Collaborative (CCFC)
The CCFC focuses on funding sustainable, collaborative projects among community clinic members of the Harris County Healthcare Alliance in order to enhance the coordination, efficiency, quality, and/or access of primary care and related services. The Collaborative administers and awards funding on behalf of a philanthropic pool of funders to community clinics or members applying on behalf of community clinics for projects that are aligned with the funding intent of the CCFC.
About CompuGroup Medical AG
CompuGroup Medical is one of the leading eHealth companies in the world. Its software products are designed to support all medical and organizational activities in doctors’ offices, pharmacies, laboratories and hospitals. Its information services for all parties involved in the healthcare system and its web-based personal health records contribute towards safer and more efficient healthcare. CompuGroup Medical’s services are based on a unique customer base of over 400,000 doctors, dentists, hospitals, pharmacies and networks as well as other service providers. With locations in 19 countries and customers in 43 countries worldwide, CompuGroup Medical is the eHealth company with one of the highest coverage among eHealth service providers. Approximately 4,000 highly qualified employees support customers with innovative solutions for the steadily growing demands of the healthcare system.
About CompuGroup Medical US
CompuGroup Medical US is the US division of CompuGroup Medical AG – one of the leading eHealth companies in the world. CompuGroup Medical US works to synchronize the systems of the healthcare industry with the mission of patient care, enabling providers to achieve the best possible outcomes for their patients. CompuGroup Medical US creates healthcare IT solutions to support the clinical and practice management activities that take place in physician practices, community health centers and hospitals. These solutions include Meaningful Use certified electronic health records (EHRs) that are proven to contribute to safer, higher quality and more efficient healthcare. We also provide practice management (PM) software and productivity tools, EDI/reimbursement, lab information systems and more. For more information about CompuGroup Medical US, visit www.CGMus.com.