AHRQ Profiles the Success of Cielo Medsolutions' Clinical Quality Management Systems

April 30, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Ann Arbor, MI, April 30, 2008 – The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has recently profiled the success of ClinfoTracker, now known as Cielo Clinic™, in its Health Care Innovators Exchange database. The entry, which can be found at http://www.innovations.ahrq.gov/content.aspx?id=1771, details the success of the Clinical Quality Management System (CQMS) developed by researchers at the University of Michigan Health System and implemented at the university’s Department of Family Medicine clinics.

The article cites that use of the software “substantially increased the delivery of targeted screening, prevention, and disease management services, resulting in improved clinical quality scores.” Among their successes, the department’s providers were able to double the rate of their cancer screening, triple their rate of pediatric lead screening, and achieve a 90 percent rate for the majority of HEDIS® clinical measures for diabetes care.

Donald Nease, MD, Chief Medical Officer for Cielo MedSolutions, provider of the Cielo Clinic software, is referenced as an innovator in the profile along with colleagues at the University of Michigan Health System.

The Health Care Innovators Exchange was launched in the spring of 2008 to better disperse information on innovative practices in the health care industry, specifically practices that support the agency’s mission of improving quality of care.

About Cielo MedSolutions

Cielo MedSolutions (pronounced "see EL oh," Spanish for sky or heaven – www.cielomedsolutions.com) is a rapidly-growing provider of healthcare software and Web applications. Founded in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2005, Cielo is pioneering a new category of healthcare IT known as clinical quality management systems (CQMS). The company's web-based Cielo Clinic™ supports disease registries, quality improvement, pay-for-performance and clinical integration initiatives, helping ambulatory care physicians to improve, document and report on clinical care.