“Our health IT goals of physician alignment and physician satisfaction were not exclusive of each other,” said BocaCare President and Senior Boca Raton Regional Executive Member Frantz Python, “and going forward we have the capabilities to consider Accountable Care Organization (ACO) and broader health information exchange (HIE) participation.”Arizona The Arizona State Physicians Association (ASPA) endorsed PrimeSUITE to its 2,300-member organization comprising a wide range of primary care and specialty practices throughout the state. “It was important to partner with an EHR provider that has stability and a business plan and an efficient EHR that has achieved meaningful use certification,” said Director of Operations Connie Richardson. “All of those things are important, but we also really sought a partner that has a presence and commitment in Arizona and to the future so that we can really build a connected community.” To achieve ASPA’s clinical integration strategy, “the ability for standards-based data exchange was another large factor in selecting PrimeSUITE,” said Richardson. ASPA’s goal is to establish an internal HIE as a clinical data repository. “We want our members to take advantage of all HIE mechanisms such as referrals, consultations, orders and results, and use the same clinical integration within selected areas to pursue or create ACOs, Patient-Centered Medical Homes and to have the ability to join other ACOs and interface with hospitals and state HIEs,” said Richardson. “Integration and interoperability are extremely important to us to allow our physicians to remain independent and still have access to the right technology,” Richardson added. “A lot of EHRs can work in a physician practice, but meaningful use for example is not just about capturing data in a clinical practice, it is capturing data to interoperate and integrate across the healthcare continuum.” Michigan The Huron Valley Physicians Association (HVPA) is endorsing PrimeSUITE to its 600 members throughout a four-county region to establish standard EHR platforms and to further data exchange internally with area hospitals toward the creation of multifaceted data registries.