MultiCare Connected Care Selects Sandlot Solutions to Build Clinically Integrated Network

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New health IT platform will help establish the newly-formed commercial ACO

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Sandlot Solutions, a leading community health interoperability and analytics provider, announced its partnership with MultiCare Connected Care, LLC, to support clinical interoperability, care coordination, population health management and analytics and reporting for the accountable care organization (ACO).

Sandlot will build a community-wide electronic information exchange platform, allowing both MultiCare-employed and select independent community providers to exchange data, enhancing both care coordination and clinical integration.

MultiCare Connected Care’s Clinically Integrated Network (CIN) of physicians and other care team providers will serve populations throughout the state of Washington, part of a comprehensive approach to healthcare reform focused on delivering patients superior care while lowering overall cost of that care.

“We are excited to take this step forward with Sandlot and augment our analytical capabilities to enhance the care of our communities,” said Christopher Kodama, MD, President, MultiCare Connected Care. “This partnership will empower our current providers and services that make up the MultiCare Connected Care Network to be connected in a way that enables better coordination and aligned efforts to improve the health of the populations we serve.”

MultiCare’s CIN provides patients with the highest quality of care and encourages physicians to work together in reducing the cost of healthcare. This network operates as one, physician-led organization, bringing together doctors, hospitals and other outpatient and community providers that share responsibility to deliver high-quality, coordinated care at a lower cost. MultiCare Connected Care will implement Sandlot Connect to support its comprehensive community-wide data gathering and exchange.

“In today’s healthcare environment, it’s essential that all entities involved in a care network, such as an ACO, have the most comprehensive, up-to-date patient information available to improve care and reduce costs for the populations served. We are pleased to be able to support MultiCare in its goals of improving care and reducing costs for both consumers and employers. We look forward to helping them build the technology foundation that will allow them to effectively participate in the new models of healthcare and position them for success, now and in the future,” said Joseph Casper, Chief Executive Officer, Sandlot Solutions.

With this engagement Sandlot continues to expand its reach across the nation, creating its first partnership in the Pacific Northwest region.

About MultiCare Connected Care, LLC
MultiCare Connected Care is a commercial accountable care organization (ACO) formed in August 2014 by MultiCare Health System as part of the health system’s comprehensive approach to developing and participating in ACOs enabled by healthcare reform. Visit for more information. MultiCare Health System is a not-for-profit, locally based integrated system of health throughout Pierce, South King, Thurston and Kitsap counties. Today, MultiCare is made up of five hospitals including Allenmore Hospital, Auburn Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, Mary Bridge Children's Hospital and Tacoma General Hospital, numerous outpatient specialty centers, primary and urgent care clinics, as well as a variety of other services and community outreach programs.

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 software-as-a-service, cloud model with configurable technology streamlines data sharing and provides physicians with actionable patient information and analytics at the point of care. Sandlot’s technology works within physicians’ existing workflows using a proprietary, patent-pending digital envelope enabling physicians to proactively address gaps in care at the point of care. For more information, visit

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