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Applied Research Works, Inc. Achieves NCQA Certification for AMP Measurement Set

Applied Research Works, Inc. Achieves NCQA Certification for AMP Measurement Set

Among the first five vendors to achieve full AMP certification for MY2018

PALO ALTO, C.A., February 15, 2019–Applied Research Works, Inc. (ARW), a visual analytics and actionable dashboard technology provider for health plans and risk-bearing entities, today announced their certification of all 22 California Align. Measure. Perform. (AMP) measures currently administered by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). This certification allows Cozeva®, ARW’s flagship product, to display, measure, and report P4P measures through actionable provider dashboards which guide physicians and their practices towards ever improving quality outcomes, increased pay-for-performance and most importantly, better patient outcomes.

Cozeva® provides a common framework where both health plans and practices can guide, monitor and manage their daily progress towards quality, cost and access goals using Cozeva®’s near real-time environment. Physicians and their practices can act upon any care opportunity identified in Cozeva® by either adding clinical information to correct the record or engaging directly with the patient for the necessary care.

There is a renaissance going on in health information technology. New payment models in this $3.5 trillion dollar industry requires better, faster, smarter technologies to achieve the Triple Aim of sustainable costs, higher quality and better care. “We’re proud to be among an exclusive group of vendors who have achieved IHA AMP certification for 2018. We’re also proud to be the only platform that is certified not only by NCQA but also by ONC, Direct Trust, and Drummond as a HIT, HIE, and EHR which enables us to better serve our clients,” said Shaibal Roy, CEO of Applied Research Works. With this, Cozeva® has achieved full certification in the IHA programs’ measures for 5 years running now.

Formerly known as Value Based Pay for Performance (VBP4P), the AMP program is administered by the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) on behalf of 11 health plans, about 200 California physician organizations, representing over 9 million Californians. The AMP program is the longest running U.S. example of data aggregation and standardized results reporting across diverse regions and multiple health plans, now expanded to cover four programs: AMP Commercial HMO, AMP Commercial ACO, AMP Medicare Advantage and AMP Medi-Cal Managed Care.

About Applied Research Works

Applied Research Works, Inc. (ARW) is a health information technology and services company creating a new operating system for new value-based health care. Cozeva® , ARW’s flagship product, creates trust, transparency and accountability for open relationships between health plans, systems, physicians and the people they serve. Health plans entrusts Cozeva to execute their quality payment programs. Health systems taking on capitated risks, including Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), trust Cozeva to orchestrate their networks. Cozeva® is designed to support health plans and health systems in managing quality, cost and access with precision as performance risk at the provider level increases.

Cozeva’s platform combines cloud-based data analytics, a real-time metrics engine, submission services, provider dashboards that directly engage patients and caregivers, collaborative health records for chronic care and case management and secure health information exchange. It is the first product that is certified by NCQA, DirectTrust, EHNAC, ONC, PQA, Drummond, and IHA simultaneously.

For more information, visit www.cozeva.com.

Media Contact

Nikki Asao, nasao@cozeva.com

About NCQA

NCQA is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to assessing and reporting on the quality of managed care plans, managed behavioral healthcare organizations, preferred provider organizations, new health plans, physician organizations, credentials verification organizations, disease management programs and other health-related programs. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations and manages the evolution of HEDIS® , the performance measurement tool used by more than 90 percent of the nation’s health plans. NCQA’s website (www.ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices.

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Applied Research Works Achieves EHNAC Cloud-Enabled Accreditation

Applied Research Works Achieves EHNAC Cloud-Enabled Accreditation

CEAP accreditation offers a higher level of stakeholder confidence for organizations under competitive pressures to demonstrate the rigor and structure of cloud-enabled platforms and applications

PALO ALTO, CA – February 15, 2019 – Applied Research Works, Inc. (ARW), a visual analytics and actionable dashboard technology provider for health plans and risk-bearing entities, announced today it has achieved full accreditation with the Cloud-Enabled Accreditation Program (CEAP) from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). Developed by industry-peers, CEAP is offered exclusively for the users of FedRAMP-certified Cloud Service Providers (CPSs) – regardless of the healthcare data exchange model the CSP supports.

Through a comprehensive third-party review, EHNAC evaluated ARW’s use of cloud services in areas of privacy, security, mandated standards and key operational functions. EHNAC assessed the organization’s health information and oversight for meeting privacy and security, HIPAA, HITECH, Omnibus Rule and ACA requirements, as well as technical performance, business processes and resource management. The comprehensive CEAP program requires 74 unique criteria to be met by applying organizations, as well as additional coordination with the organization’s CSP. CEAP accreditation offers a higher level of stakeholder confidence for organizations under competitive pressures to demonstrate the rigor and structure of cloud-enabled platforms and applications.

“With today’s cybercriminal continuing to target valuable protected health information, healthcare industry cloud-based information technology presents a critically unique set of privacy and security challenges when it comes to healthcare data exchange,” said Lee Barrett, executive director of EHNAC. “Organizations such as ARW have stepped up to lead the movement toward ensuring superior capabilities in the areas of privacy, security and standards by seeking to further demonstrate their commitment to these crucial security measures resulting in a higher level of stakeholder confidence. For this we commend ARW.”

Cozeva® provides a common framework where both health plans and practices can guide, monitor and manage their daily progress towards quality, cost and access goals using Cozeva®’s near real-time environment. Physicians and their practices can act upon any care opportunity identified in Cozeva® by either adding clinical information to correct the record or engaging directly with the patient for the necessary care.

Recognized for excellence in health care data processing and compliance, we’re proud to be the platform that is certified not only by EHNAC for the past three years, but also by NCQA, ONC, Direct Trust, and Drummond as a HIT, HIE, and EHR which enables us to better serve our clients. “We remain committed to the safety of patient data and will continue to adhere to the strictest industry-established standards and HIPAA regulation to serve our customers,” said Amitava Maulik, CTO of Applied Research Works.

About Applied Research Works

Applied Research Works, Inc. (ARW) is a health information technology and services company creating a new operating system for new value-based health care. Cozeva® , ARW’s flagship product, creates trust, transparency and accountability for open relationships between health plans, systems, physicians and the people they serve. Health plans entrusts Cozeva to execute their quality payment programs. Health systems taking on capitated risks, including Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), trust Cozeva to orchestrate their networks. Cozeva ® is designed to support health plans and health systems in managing quality, cost and access with precision as performance risk at the provider level increases.

Cozeva’s platform combines cloud-based data analytics, a real-time metrics engine, submission services, provider dashboards that directly engage patients and caregivers, collaborative health records for chronic care and case management and secure health information exchange. It is the first product that is certified by NCQA, DirectTrust, EHNAC, ONC, PQA, Drummond, and IHA simultaneously.

For more information, visit www.cozeva.com.

Media Contact

Nikki Asao, nasao@cozeva.com

About EHNAC

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) is a voluntary, self-governing standards development organization (SDO) established to develop standard criteria and accredit organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data. These entities include accountable care organizations, data registries, electronic health networks, EPCS vendors, e-prescribing solution providers, financial services firms, health information exchanges, health information service providers, management service organizations, medical billers, outsourced service providers, payers, practice management system vendors and third-party administrators. The Commission is an authorized HITRUST CSF Assessor, making it the only organization with the ability to provide both EHNAC accreditation and HITRUST CSF certification.

EHNAC was founded in 1993 and is a tax-exempt 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization. Guided by peer evaluation, the EHNAC accreditation process promotes quality service, innovation, cooperation and open competition in healthcare. To learn more, visit www.ehnac.org, contact info@ehnac.org, or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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