CALABASAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Atlas Medical today announced the release of a new white paper entitled, “Using Coordinated Diagnostics to Improve Outcomes, Reduce Costs and Enhance the Patient Experience” that defines Coordinated Diagnostics as the new model for care for the practice of diagnostics across the healthcare continuum.
In the paper, directed at healthcare leaders, including those in health systems, independent laboratories, diagnostic testing facilities, as well as payers, ATLAS defines Coordinated Diagnostics as “the new model for the practice of diagnostics across the healthcare continuum. It is the delivery of knowledge and expertise in real-time to support collaboration and coordination among care providers, diagnostic testing facilities, payers, patients, and other stakeholders. Coordinated Diagnostics advances informed decision-making which improves outcomes, reduces costs, ensures more efficient use of resources, and enhances the patient experience.”
As the nation’s healthcare system continues on an unsustainable growth track where outcomes underperform relative to spending, healthcare providers, payers and quality experts have turned to the Coordinated Care model as a preferred method of addressing issues related to quality, cost and access. Approximately 17% of the nation’s gross domestic product is healthcare costs. With aging populations and increased longevity, coupled with chronic health problems, healthcare systems are pressured to pursue the “triple aim” by improving the patient experience, improving the health of populations, and reducing per capita cost of healthcare. The Company’s white paper is directed at guiding hospital laboratories and other diagnostic testing facilities facing these challenges by outlining the three core principles of Coordinated Diagnostics: Continuity of Information, Continuity of Experience, and The Right Test at the Right Time, as necessary requirements for the successful practice of Coordinated Care.
Rob Atlas, President & CEO of Atlas Medical states, “At ATLAS, we believe people should live longer, healthier lives, and that patients, providers and others should have better access to diagnostic information that supports more informed decisions.“ He continues, “Coordinated Diagnostics addresses the last frontier in the healthcare system, as diagnostics remain as one of the last major categories of the system to be managed effectively.”
Robert Gregory, Chief Business Officer for ATLAS explains, “Our customers, which include several of the nation’s largest health systems, require better tools to respond to the changing healthcare environment. Most importantly diagnostics must support dynamic access to the shared patient record, collaboration and coordination - within the enterprise and throughout the care continuum - to improve outcomes and manage healthcare costs.”
For more information on Coordinated Diagnostics, or to request a complimentary copy of the white paper “Using Coordinated Diagnostics to Improve Outcomes, Reduce Costs and Enhance the Patient Experience”, visit www.AtlasMedical.com.
About Atlas Medical
Atlas Medical is a trusted provider of industry leading, configurable software that is changing how healthcare is coordinated across the care continuum. ATLAS solutions span the private and public health sectors, offering products and services that address diagnostic connectivity, clinical data interoperability and public health disease surveillance. With more than 25 years’ experience in pre- and post-analytic diagnostic testing workflow, we provide our customers with peace of mind - delivering expertise and creative solutions to help solve their interoperability and business problems, on time and within budget. Our cost-effective patient-centric outreach and clinical solutions include integrated CPOE for Laboratory, Radiology and other disciplines, a next-generation EMPI and patient centric repository for the care continuum, along with integration to support EMRs/EHRs, ACOs and HIEs. Our advanced technology enables healthcare organizations to effectively manage their operations, reduce costs and provide quality patient care. Atlas Medical is a division of Atlas Development Corporation. For more information, visit us at www.AtlasMedical.com.