Humana Inc. (Louisville, Ky.) has formed an alliance with Allscripts (Chicago) to provide eligible physician practices with incentives for implementing EHR technology that enables delivery of advanced clinical-decision support at the point of care. The technology provides patient-specific, clinical-quality information to physicians that supports both preventive and chronic-condition management as well as improved care coordination.
Humana will provide financial assistance to selected physicians for adoption of the Allscripts EHR as part of Humana’s Medical Home EHR Rewards Program. Physician practices that participate will receive valuable, timely clinical information–electronically–at the point of care, such as a notice of a preventive-care opportunity or information about a patient’s medical history that may not appear in a particular doctor’s patient chart. Humana will financially reward primary care physicians for improved clinical performance.
Through Humana’s Medical Home EHR Rewards Program, physician encounters are measured in conjunction with nationally recognized HEDIS quality measures, which are designed to improve the overall efficiency of the health care delivery system, while also evaluating other measures such as generic-drug dispensing rate, mail-order usage, readmission rate and health-risk-assessment completion.