Humana to reward Allscripts electronic health record adoption

June 24, 2011

Humana Inc. has formed an alliance with Allscripts to provide eligible physician practices with incentives for implementing electronic health record (EHR) technology.

Humana Inc. has formed an alliance with Allscripts to provide eligible physician practices with incentives for implementing electronic health record (EHR) technology.

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 clinical information electronically at the point of care. 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 HEDIS quality measures.

Humana already delivers health information and clinical messaging about its members through the Availity Health Information Network. This information is available to physicians online via the Availity CareProfile, a longitudinal patient record that includes care provided by multiple treating physicians and facilities. Going forward, CareProfile information will be integrated with participating EHR vendor systems and presented at the point of care, seamlessly integrating with the physician workflow.

Through their work with Humana and Allscripts, physician practices will be provided with individualized goals and regular feedback on clinical and other performance. They may also be eligible to receive additional financial benefits but only after the practices meet or exceed certain quality benchmarks.