GSI Health: Advancing Care Coordination and Health Information Exchange

LeRoy E. Jones, CEO, GSI HealthLeRoy E. Jones, CEO, GSI Health
Technology has long been a valued resource in the healthcare industry, empowering care providers and patients alike by offering better healthcare management and information availability. Population Health Management (PHM) solutions are emerging to bridge the industry into the next phase of evolution of care delivery. “Healthcare delivery is facing a transformation— moving away from the traditional fee-for-service model and embracing the fee-for-value paradigm—so technology has an even greater role to play,” says LeRoy E. Jones, CEO, GSI Health. With value-based care, the focus is on treating the entirety of a patient’s needs to bring about better health outcomes, which means that communication and care plans no longer reside solely within a doctor’s office. Philadelphia, PA-based GSI Health unites patients, health care payers and care providers of all kinds, enabling “whole person” care through efficient communication, workflow, information sharing, and built-in analytics and reporting.

“We believe that closely coupling care coordination and analytics is not only more efficient, but also enables providers to deliver more effective care to both patients and populations,” says Jones. “Ultimately, by exploiting the synergies of this tight coupling, we enable value-based care organizations to improve patient outcomes.” GSI Health technology solutions provide comprehensive, integrated patient information that enables organizations to analyze and improve the quality of care while reducing its cost.

“Our technology portfolio provides an extensible set of solutions for PHM,” says Jones. “Our innovative, field-proven software platform delivers the bigger picture of patient care so that care teams can build patient-centric care plans and proactively address patient needs.”

We believe that closely coupling care coordination and analytics is not only more efficient, but also enables providers to deliver more effective care to both patients and populations

GSI Health’s care coordination solution helps teams effectively transition care, avoiding preventable readmissions through collaboration and patient engagement. It works within the diversity of existing networks and workflows through strong system-to-system data exchange. GSI Health is broadly in use within a number of healthcare communities, enabling better population management via efficient collaboration and secure communication within interdisciplinary care teams, population identification and stratification, and real-time, up-to-date analytic reporting.

GSI Health’s platform also provides interoperability, integrating data from a variety of external data sources—including claims, clinical and operational data from diverse organizations—and offers a Health Information Exchange (HIE) proven compatible with health information technology systems from state, private, public, and other entities. “We are very active in promoting standards-based interoperability among all vendors through Direct secure messaging, consolidated clinical document architecture (CCDA), and other prevailing HIT standards,” says Jones. This flexibility to co-opt existing information systems in the care community enables disparate data from many sources to be integrated and analyzed in a single platform, saving time and improving results.

“We always work hard to understand a business—its drivers and particular area of expertise—before delivering a solution,” says Jones. “Our solution is flexible, enabling it to evolve with the needs of the business and with the changing healthcare landscape so organizations can be responsive to patient and population needs.”