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Excelsior, an integrated healthcare and education organization serving youth and their families through a variety of behavioral health, education and therapeutic recreation programs and services; Xpio, a leading provider of services and solutions for state and community behavioral health and human services organizations; and Qualifacts, a provider of electronic health records (EHR) designed specifically for behavioral health and human services providers, today announced an innovative alliance to create an Integrated Managed Care Collaborative (IMCC) in Washington State.
The IMCC brings together these three organizations within the behavioral healthcare space to serve a greater purpose: driving greater efficiency and enhancing outcomes through the use of advanced EHR technology and analytics. By sharing implementation resources and clinical expertise among providers in that region, this alliance breaks down the barriers to EHR adoption and expands the use of technology that would otherwise be unavailable to a number of healthcare providers across the state.
The collaborative is being led by Excelsior, one of the first behavioral health provider organizations in Eastern Washington to adopt integrated care, which provides primary, mental health and substance abuse services to children, adolescents and young adults across both outpatient and residential treatment settings.
Part of Excelsior’s focus is delivering quality care and positive outcomes by ensuring provider partners have access to the right tools and data. “Our goal is to help build a community wellness alliance to connect families to their future,” said Andrew Hill, CEO of Excelsior. “In an effort to make this happen, the partnership with Xpio and Qualifacts is key to enabling the IMCC to deliver on its mission.”
Following an extensive evaluation process, Excelsior selected Qualifacts’ CareLogic as the technology centerpiece of the collaborative. Excelsior will utilize CareLogic’s enterprise EHR platform to serve its clients and build value-added services for other behavioral health agencies in Washington State.
“Excelsior has an exciting vision for providing innovative services and technology for providers across Washington,” said David Klements, CEO of Qualifacts. “We’re honored to be part of this collaborative model and we look forward to working with other organizations who are also taking a similar approach to solve complex problems facing behavioral health providers.”
The partnership will leverage CareLogic’s leading clinical capabilities including its proprietary IMPACT™ outcomes management tools, Golden Thread-driven Treatment Plan and Clinical Integration Hub™ to provide enterprise-level support to providers of all sizes across the region, including small providers that wouldn’t otherwise have access to an enterprise-level solution.
Xpio will also serve a critical role within the collaborative. The Xpio team will focus on streamlining the implementation process, configuring clinical workflows and training staff on how to use CareLogic to ensure successful rollouts. In addition, Xpio will drive an overarching data analytics environment, which will allow for tracking population health management and measurable outcomes. “We anticipate this alliance will make a significant impact for providers across the eastern side of the state – regardless of size,” said Randy Wills, COO at Xpio.