The Louisville, Ky.-based ZirMed has announced that it has acquired California-based Intelligent Healthcare, a data-driven clinical integration and population health management company.
ZirMed, a health information connectivity and management solutions company, plans to immediately begin integrating Intelligent Healthcare’s population health management analytics platform into its technology suite. The population health management solution aggregates clinical and financial data from a variety of disparate healthcare information systems to deliver real-time quality tracking, gaps in care and population health management solutions for value-based reimbursement programs, according to Intelligent Healthcare officials.
With its national database of healthcare payment information, ZirMed gathers normalized data which is the foundation of population health management. ZirMed’s suite of solutions for revenue cycle management, clinical communications, and financial analytics—combined with Intelligent Healthcare’s population health analytics solution—will aim to provide tools that will allow healthcare delivery organizations to thrive in the realm of value-based care.
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