Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic wins Healthcare Informatics’ first place award for visionary health IT innovation with full-scale clinical transformation and managed analytics program

BURLINGTON, Mass (April 1, 2015) – Arcadia Healthcare Solutions, a leading Electronic Health Record (EHR) data aggregation and analytics technology solutions provider for health systems, provider groups, Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), and health plans, is pleased to announce that longtime client, Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic (YVFWC) has been awarded first place in Healthcare Informatics’ Innovator Awards.

For more than a decade, Healthcare Informatics has honored those at the forefront of healthcare IT innovation with its annual Innovator Awards signature issue. The Innovator Awards Program recognizes healthcare leadership teams who have effectively employed information technology to make a difference in their organizations and in the industry at large. Healthcare Informatics has a program planned that will include an awards event tied into the annual HIMSS conference to further recognize exceptional achievement in advancing and directing the course of the industry. The reception will be held on Monday, April 13th, 2015 from 6:30 – 10:00pm at the Empire Room, The Palmer House Hotel.

YVFWC has been an innovation driver in the Pacific Northwest for more than 30 years. Innovation led by CEO Carlos Olivares has fueled rapid growth for the organization, with YVFWC now serving more than 125,000 patients across rural Washington and Oregon as a managed care powerhouse. By developing robust analytical tools, implementing strong data-driven change methodologies and transforming the care delivery process to leverage the tremendous data available in the community, YVFWC is a leading force in an era of national healthcare reform.

“Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic is a true innovator in healthcare IT, building a data-based foundation for meaningful change, willing to take on risk to drive improvement and always putting the well-being of their patients and care teams first,” said Sean Carroll, CEO of Arcadia Healthcare Solutions. “This honor is well deserved and a testament to the team of caregivers and leaders at Yakima, as well as the power of the Arcadia partnership in driving lasting, meaningful change in population health management.”

For more information about Arcadia at HIMSS15, please visit: www.arcadia.io/himss15, and visit Carlos and Arcadia at the show at booth #7834 in the North Hall near the Connected Patient Gateway.

About Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic

The Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides comprehensive medical, dental, and social services for more than 131,000 people throughout the Pacific Northwest. Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic employs 1,390 full-time staff and more than 600 part-time staff, medical residents, dental residents, students and volunteers. Facilities: 19 medical clinics, 10 dental clinics, 14 programs. Locations: Washington State clinics are located in Grandview, Prosser, Pasco, Spokane, Sunnyside, Toppenish, Yakima, Walla Walla and Wapato. In Oregon, clinics are located in Hermiston, Portland, Salem and Woodburn. Visit: www.yvfwc.org.

About Healthcare Informatics

Healthcare Informatics serves as the leading source of information for forward-thinking professionals involved in the planning, development, and implementation of important technological trends that define tomorrow’s healthcare. Pioneering concepts are presented and exchanged as important strategic and information technology issues facing organizations such as hospitals, medical groups, and integrated health systems are addressed.  Members of the Healthcare Informatics community share a focus on healthcare IT leadership, vision, and strategy—driving change forward by shaping innovations that point the way to the future of healthcare.

About Arcadia Healthcare Solutions

Arcadia Healthcare Solutions is an EHR Data Aggregation and Analytics technology company trusted by provider groups, health plans, and integrated delivery networks nationwide. Arcadians use the proven Arcadia Analytics platform to collect, integrate, and manage EHR and claims data with client care teams and executives to drive rapid and lasting outcomes. With expertise in both fee-for-service optimization and value-based performance environments, Arcadia supports providers with the insights and action to excel in the evolving landscape of American healthcare. Founded in 2002 and focused entirely on healthcare, Arcadia is headquartered outside Boston with offices in Seattle and New York City. For more information, go to www.arcadia.io.