Tandigm Health Joins HealthShare Exchange

Philadelphia, PA – October 6, 2016 – Tandigm Health has become a member of HealthShare Exchange of Southeastern Pennsylvania (HSX), expanding the value-based healthcare company’s access to data that can improve patient care and outcomes and lower healthcare costs. The data provided by HSX will enable physicians in the Tandigm network to securely receive near real-time notifications about their patients from member hospitals, including alerts about emergency room visits, along with hospital admissions and discharge information – further enhancing the ability of these clinicians to provide proactive, coordinated care.

Tandigm focuses on engaging, enabling and empowering its network of primary care physicians, providing meaningful incentives for quality care rather than the volume of services, so that patients receive the best care at the right points and locations of delivery. Tandigm provides tools, technology and support that enable participating doctors to better understand the needs of their entire patient population and deliver the finest possible care. The nonprofit HSX is a health information organization, supported by some 40 hospitals and three health plans, as well as ambulatory practices and specialty facilities, serving Philadelphia and its surrounding counties. HSX has established the Delaware Valley’s regional health information exchange (HIE).

“We’re committed to investing in the very best tools and resources to enable our growing network of physicians to provide the right care at the right time to their patients. Through HSX, our network has access to the status and hospital-care patterns of our patients from almost every medical center and emergency room in the Philadelphia area, allowing us to better coordinate across the continuum of care,” says Ken Goldblum, MD, FACP, Tandigm Health’s chief medical officer. “This information gives us a unique advantage in delivering proactive care, with special attention to care transitions and overall management of the health of the population that our participating physicians serve.”

Says Martin Lupinetti, Executive Director of HSX, “We are excited to have an organization such as Tandigm join our exchange. Tandigm is an innovator in guiding care, improving health, and managing disease –– and one whose physicians and patients are perfectly positioned to benefit from HIE data and services. HSX can support the goal of strengthening and improving the essential role of the primary care practice.”

The information received through HSX will enhance the ability of doctors to reduce unnecessary emergency-department admissions and other hospitalizations. Tandigm is now using admission-discharge-transfer (ADT) data from HSX member hospitals and will begin to distribute near real-time notifications in the form of actionable alerts to its physician network in the coming months.

About Tandigm Health
Tandigm Health is dedicated to enhancing the ability of primary care physicians to provide the finest possible care while lowering costs through a more coordinated, proactive model. By providing greater tools and resources to its network of over 440 doctors, Tandigm puts primary care physicians back at the center of patient care. Tandigm Health is a joint venture between affiliates of Independence Blue Cross, the leading health insurer in southeastern Pennsylvania, and DaVita HealthCare Partners, a leading independent medical group in the United States. To learn more about Tandigm’s approach to value-based healthcare, visit www.tandigmhealth.com.

About HealthShare Exchange of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Inc. (HSX)
HealthShare Exchange of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Inc. (HSX) is a non-profit health information exchange organization serving the Delaware valley. Founded in 2009, HSX facilitates the exchange of patient data between hospitals and insurers within the region. Incorporated as a nonprofit organization, HSX was formed as a collaboration among major healthcare stakeholders, including health plans and acute-care hospitals across Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties to enable the electronic exchange of patient information to improve patient outcomes and to manage and lower healthcare costs. For more information, please visit http://www.hsxsepa.org/.

Media Contacts
Tandigm Health:  Scott Breed | 215.568.4775 | scott.breed@tandigmhealth.com
HealthShare Exchange:  Russ Allen | 215.990.9628 (cell) | Russ.allen@hsxsepa.org