NEW YORK – Laboratory Corporation of America, HealthEC, and the New Jersey Primary Care Association (NJPCA) today announced that they are developing a database and information exchange platform to provide integrated lab and clinical data to NJPCA centers.
The platform, which will be supported by HealthEC and made available through LabCorp's Care Intelligence app, aims to help the NJPCA centers improve their value-based care with a specific focus on improving outcomes for patients with chronic conditions like diabetes and chronic kidney disease.
The platform will allow for analysis of health trends across communities and better monitoring of individual patients to identify how they are responding to treatment and when interventions are needed.
"NJPCA is excited about this partnership and looks forward to leveraging data to improve the delivery of care to New Jersey’s uninsured, underinsured, and medically underserved populations," Jillian Hudspeth, president and CEO of NJPCA, said in a statement. "A more holistic view of our patient population will drive operational performance and improve costs, patient outcomes, quality reporting, and care coordination. Longer term, it will help our Community Health Centers establish the infrastructure to advance value-based care."
"This partnership with NJPCA and HealthEC aligns well with LabCorp’s mission to improve health and improve lives," said William Haas, senior vice president of LabCorp Diagnostics’ Northeast Division. "Laboratory test results influence up to 70 percent of clinical decisions. By combining lab and clinical data in one platform, this project will provide community health centers with a more comprehensive view of patient status. This comprehensive view will help them develop best practices and strategies to more readily identify at-risk patients and enhance care management programs, which are key components of the continuing move towards value-based care."
Financial and other terms of the agreement were not disclosed.