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Buena Vida y Salud Selects Sandlot Solutions to Support Clinical Integration and Care Coordination for Patients in the Rio Grande Valley

New Healthcare IT Platform Will Help Assure ACO Shared Savings Program Compliance and Success

DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 07/23/14 -- Sandlot Solutions, a leading health interoperability and analytics provider, announced its partnership with Buena Vida y Salud, a newly-formed Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in South Texas. Buena Vida's 34 physicians serve a population of more than 150,000 patients in the Rio Grande Valley region.

Sandlot will construct a technology bridge to connect to Buena Vida's regional health information exchange (HIE), the Rio Grande Valley HIE. Sandlot's technology will allow Buena Vida to exchange data with hospitals and other healthcare organizations from across the region, facilitating care coordination and greater clinical integration for its entire patient population. The project, powered by Sandlot Connect, will go live within 90 days.

"We have chosen Sandlot Solutions to be the foundation for clinically integrating our independent physician practices, creating a virtual, patient-centered medical home. In collaboration with our patients and other community providers, we will work to seamlessly coordinate patient care while improving the quality and affordability of care," said Dr. Sheila Magoon, Executive Director, Buena Vida y Salud. "Adoption and ease of use were high priorities for us. The fact that Sandlot uses a single platform for all its products and that our physicians can maintain the same workflow within their own EMRs played a big part in our decision. We are particularly excited to utilize Sandlot Metrix in order to eliminate gaps in care and improve quality."

As a participant in the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Shared Savings Program, Buena Vida will use Sandlot's platform to measure performance and compliance. The data collection and reporting Sandlot facilitates will enable Buena Vida to demonstrate it has met performance standards of the Shared Savings Program's 33 quality measures and qualify for any shared savings. Sandlot Dimensions and Sandlot Metrix will enable reporting against the metrics within four quality domains -- Patient/Caregiver Experience, Care Coordination/Patient Safety, Preventive Health and At-Risk Population -- to drive efficiency and transparency across Buena Vida's multiple physician practices. Additionally, Sandlot has experience working with other ACOs to automate the ACO Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) process, which collects data for approximately two-thirds of all the quality measures.

"We are pleased to be working with our partners at Buena Vida y Salud and expanding Sandlot's Texas presence from north to south," said Joseph Casper, Chief Executive Officer, Sandlot Solutions. "The Rio Grande Valley area, with its large population and many disparate healthcare facilities, is an ideal environment to leverage the value and power of Sandlot's cloud-based health information technology platform and efficiently provide clinical integration, data sharing and quality improvements."

About Sandlot Solutions

Sandlot Solutions, founded in 2006, is a leading provider of clinical interoperability and community health management solutions focused on: the exchange of clinical and claims data across the care community, population data analytics and enhanced care coordination. Sandlot provides the tools and technology that enable healthcare organizations to improve the quality of care, understand and manage risk, reduce costs, and transition to new business models. The configurable technology streamlines data sharing and provides physicians with actionable patient information and analytics, within their existing workflow through a proprietary digital envelope, including prompts to proactively address gaps in care at the point of care.

Based in Dallas, Texas, Sandlot Solutions is jointly owned by Santa Rosa Holdings Inc. and North Texas Specialty Physicians (NTSP). For more information, visit www.sandlotsolutions.com.

About Buena Vida y Salud LLC

In December 2013, Buena Vida y Salud, LLC, was selected as one of 123 new Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Buena Vida y Salud, LLC, is a jointly owned entity with community physicians and South Texas Physician Alliance, whose mission is to meet patients' health care needs through a virtual patient-centered medical home, promoting positive patient experiences and improving the quality, coordination and affordability of care. For more information, visit www.BuenaVidaySalud.com. Participating community physicians include: AHA Family Clinic, PLLC; Albert L. Smith, MD, PA; ALTBA, PA; Andrew Levine, MD, PA; Garcias Family Health Group; Homero O. Aguilar, MD; Little Donkey Health Services, Inc.; Mario A. Sanchez, DO, PA; Mogbolahan Martin Kuye, MD, PA; Rajiv R. Sinha, MD; Ricardo Ochoa, MD, PA; San Benito Medical Associates, Inc.; South Heart Clinic, PLLC; Stephanie H. Garcia, MD, PA; and Suja Pilli, MD, PA.

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