CHE Trinity Health and Quantia Partner to Improve Patient Care by Bringing Clinical Experts Together More Frequently and Less Formally

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CHE Trinity Health, one of the nation’s leading healthcare systems, and Quantia, Inc. (Quantia), a pioneer in physician engagement and alignment, today announced a partnership that will help physicians across CHE Trinity Health’s 20-state network share knowledge, advice and clinical expertise quickly and conveniently.

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We expect this collaboration to help us improve patient care by sharing evidence-based best practices and important clinical information quickly and frequently.

CHE Trinity Health, one of the nation’s leading healthcare systems, and Quantia, Inc. (Quantia), a pioneer in physician engagement and alignment, today announced a partnership that will help physicians across CHE Trinity Health’s 20-state network share knowledge, advice and clinical expertise quickly and conveniently.

CHE Trinity Health selected Quantia’s platform and online community, QuantiaMD, based on its ability to engage physicians – at their computers or through their mobile devices – in a collaborative, coordinated social platform. The intention of the partnership is to facilitate the rapid sharing of clinical expertise so that CHE Trinity Health and its physicians can immediately begin contributing to improving outcomes and general wellness in the communities it serves. Through the partnership, they will share and exchange beneficial clinical information in a private, system members-only channel,and collaborate with others across the nation, through participation in other forums.

“We expect this collaboration to help us improve patient care by sharing evidence-based best practices and important clinical information quickly and frequently,” said Donald Bignotti, MD, senior vice president and chief medical officer at CHE Trinity Health. "We encourage all of our employed and affiliated physicians, many of whom are already members of QuantiaMD, to login and participate."

This new partnership with Quantia complements CHE Trinity Health’s efforts to consistently implement clinical best practices and reduce care variation across its large network, while amplifying the organization’s voice and expertise on healthcare topics of national importance. It will also allow CHE Trinity Health’s Unified Clinical Organization (UCO) – which works to identify, implement, and replicate the results of evidence-based, patient centered care – to quickly disseminate important findings and receive feedback.

QuantiaMD is a highly engaged community where over 250,000 physicians nationwide already spend an average of 20 minutes per session in rich interactions learning from experts, asking questions, and receiving practical advice from peers. By blending expert-led interactive content, social technologies, and game mechanics, Quantia creates valuable learning experiences physicians enjoy and want to explore.

“We are thrilled to be working with CHE Trinity Health, a truly forward-thinking organization that understands the power of an engaged physician network to improve performance and deliver better care,” said Mike Coyne, CEO of Quantia. “Organizations like CHE Trinity Health are finding that Quantia’s unique approach to physician engagement helps disseminate best practices, collaborate across a wider physician population, and through active participation by its physician network, position itself as a thought leader in the healthcare industry.”

About CHE Trinity Health
CHE Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 20 states from coast to coast with 86 hospitals, 109 continuing care facilities and home health and hospice programs that provide nearly 2.8 million visits annually. The organization was formed in May 2013, when Trinity Health and Catholic Health East closed their consolidation to strengthen their shared mission, increase excellence in care and advance transformative efforts with their unified voice. With annual operating revenues of about $13.3 billion and assets of about $19.3 billion, the new organization returns almost $1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. CHE Trinity Health employs more than 89,000 people, including 3,300 employed physicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, CHE Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services —ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit either http://www.trinity-health.org, http://www.che.org or http://www.newhealthministry.org, or follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.

About Quantia
Quantia is on a mission to nurture the wisdom of the physician community – and tap into it to deliver better care. Every day, our registered network of over 225,000 physicians (about 1 in 3 nationwide) visits the web and mobile platform QuantiaMD to learn from top experts, seek advice, and collaborate on a wide range of topics. Our unique approach to engagement science – which blends expert content, social networking, and game mechanics -- creates an environment physicians want to explore and serves up high quality, meaningful interactions that inspire change. Health system and life sciences organizations use this platform to boost engagement among their target physicians, improving performance and delivering higher quality, more consistent care. Learn more at http://www.quantia-inc.com
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