The MedVentive platform was well-conceived, and is unique in the industry with its practical, real-world approach and fundamental components such as disease registries and automated patient interventions.
Waltham, MA (PRWEB) December 21, 2011
INTEGRIS Health, Oklahoma’s largest health system, has signed an agreement to implement MedVentive Population Manager™ and MedVentive Risk Manager™ to manage risk and quality performance. INTEGRIS wanted a comprehensive, flexible technology platform that could help them drive a new quality-focused approach to healthcare. With MedVentive's comprehensive, proven technology platform, INTEGRIS will improve provider collaboration and quality of care on a community-wide basis while measurably lowering costs.
According to INTEGRIS officials, MedVentive was chosen from a field of several competing vendors because the MedVentive solutions were clearly developed by physicians and pharmacists working in the field, and incorporated years of real-world clinical feedback, workflow optimization and physician validation.
“Minimizing the impact on physician workflow was a big priority for us, and the MedVentive platform was very physician-friendly,” said Greg Meyers, INTEGRIS system vice president for revenue integrity. “The MedVentive platform was well-conceived, and is unique in the industry with its practical, real-world approach and fundamental components such as disease registries and automated patient interventions.”
The INTEGRIS Health system, with 15 hospitals and nearly 100 affiliated clinics, covers more than 300,000 people in Oklahoma. Approximately six of every 10 Oklahomans live within 30 miles of an INTEGRIS facility or physician.
INTEGRIS will implement both MedVentive Population Manager and MedVentive Risk Manager starting with a new benefit plan option for their employees in the Oklahoma City market. MedVentive Population Manager will provide the needed IT infrastructure for clinical integration, along with robust performance improvement tools to help providers earn quality incentives. MedVentive Risk Manager will help INTEGRIS measure and manage major costs drivers such as drugs, use of high cost imaging, readmissions and emergency room utilization, and practice variations.
Oklahoma was recently ranked as the third least healthy state by the United Healthcare Foundation, a fact that INTEGRIS wants to change. “The sad truth is our home state of Oklahoma is ranked 48th in the nation for health,” said Meyers. “We want to change that, and we believe our alliance with MedVentive is a great opportunity to improve the health of our community.”
The MedVentive platform will support clinical integration, and help INTEGRIS address physician variations in care, and promote system-wide best practices. “We needed a common clinical data reporting system to better manage patient populations,” Meyers said. “It’s our belief, by having the network work together, we’ll not only improve the health of the community but also lower the cost of care.”
According to Nancy Brown, Chief Growth Officer for MedVentive, the MedVentive platform is the ideal fit to meet INTEGRIS’ business objectives. “We are very excited at the opportunity to work with INTEGRIS as they embark on a new outcomes-focused program,” said Brown. “Our experience implementing practical tools to drive improvements to quality and costs is in perfect alignment with INTEGRIS’ goals.”
INTEGRIS Health is Oklahoma’s largest health system, and one of the state’s largest employers with nearly 9,000 employees. INTEGRIS operates 15 hospitals, nearly 100 affiliated clinics, and covers more than 300,000 Oklahomans. Approximately 6 out of every 10 Oklahomans live within 30 miles of an INTEGRIS facility or physician. Corporate headquarters are located on the campus of INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City.
While healthcare was evolving the concept of an accountable care organization, MedVentive was busy operating as one. MedVentive was founded as the Provider Service Network (PSN) in 1997 by the CareGroup Healthcare System, an integrated, at-risk network of 4,500 physicians and eight hospitals that cared for more than 450,000 at-risk patients. The network included the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a teaching facility of Harvard Medical School.
Our origins as an ACO give MedVentive a deep understanding of provider organizations and the healthcare environment. Having been an at-risk provider network, MedVentive is uniquely qualified to support an organization’s transition from a fee-for-service payment environment to risk-based contracting, and provide the clinical integration/population management infrastructure necessary to be successful under this new model.
To learn more, please visit http://www.medventive.com or call (781) 290-2500.