PRESS RELEASE (April 2019) — To help improve quality and value for its hospital partners, Emergency Care Specialists (ECS) will integrate data and analytics solutions from New Jersey-based d2i at the 13 hospital sites it serves across central and western Michigan.
d2i’s Performance Analytics solution will enable quality and performance improvement (PI) processes across many domains, including operational, financial, quality, regulatory (MACRA/MIPS), and patient experience. d2i will identify opportunities to reduce practice variability and unnecessary utilization, optimize staff scheduling, and drive target programs such as reducing sepsis cases and opioid prescribing.
ECS will also use d2i’s solution to consolidate its revenue cycle and MIPS data acquisition, as well as its clinical operations performance analytics, providing a 360-degree balanced scorecard view for each site and provider.
ECS Chief Medical Officer Dr. Christopher Port explained:
“As ECS grows, we need to better understand the performance of providers we no longer work with side by side. Having the right tools allows our strong, democratic organizational culture to improve by transparently sharing performance data with our partners.
We considered several options before selecting d2i, including low-cost, build-your-own solutions as well as larger BI vendors with more generalized offerings. In the end, other solutions were less proven in the EM space and required that we have an in-house, dedicated expert. The d2i solution was already vetted across hundreds of peer sites, was cost-effective, and its customer success program eliminated the need for an in-house technical expert.”
d2i CEO Scott Richards said:
“We are delighted that ECS has decided to join our community of physician practice clients. ECS has a terrific reputation and we are excited to have this opportunity to work with ECS to meet its goals and navigate the Emergency Medicine landscape as it moves faster towards value-based care.”
ECS, a provider of health services and solutions, is built on a culture of service. Its democratic, equal-equity partnership structure focuses on quality patient care and excellent service to its hospital partners. ECS’s wide variety of services allows its providers to expand their careers and follow their passions. With 35 years of continual growth, ECS has the expertise needed for excellence in practice management and revenue cycle management.
d2i provides vital services to many of the largest EDs in the U.S. with a cloud-based application that spans the clinical, quality, financial, and operational domains. d2i’s Performance Analytics Application embeds best practices as determined by details from more than 25 million ED visits. It requires little up-front cost, no new infrastructure, and can be implemented in a matter of weeks.