Catholic Health Initiatives Implements Conifer Health Solutions’ Value-Based Care Services in Two States

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Catholic Health Initiatives Implements Conifer Health Solutions’ Value-Based Care Services in Two States

Tony Katsulos for Conifer Health972-788-9456, ext. 301

Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), the nation’s third-largest faith-based health system, has chosen Conifer Health Solutions’ Value-Based Care services to support clinically integrated networks now being developed by CHI in Kentucky and the Tacoma/Puget Sound area of Washington state.

The partnership provides CHI with population-health management and data-analytics tools, including a care-management platform, integrated Web portal, and self-service clinical analytics designed to enhance the medical-management process and add value for patients and providers. Conifer Health will also help each market network conduct predictive modeling, stratify risk, and leverage its data repository as part of CHI’s overall population health-management strategy. Conifer Health’s Value-Based Care solutions, which can be customized on a market-by-market basis, include financial risk management, clinical integration and population health management.

“As part of CHI’s strategy, we are undergoing a transformation from a hospital system to an integrated delivery system,” said James Slaggert, vice president for clinically integrated networks at Catholic Health Initiatives. “This requires us to demonstrate value-based performance through the use of data and analytics, which will help reduce costs while improving the quality of care, as outlined in the Affordable Care Act.”

“The move to value-based care has accelerated significantly during the past several months, and we’re pleased to have the people and processes in place to drive the change leaders like CHI are making in today’s dynamic healthcare environment,” said Megan North, president of Conifer Health’s Value-Based Care solutions. “Conifer Health is eager to apply our decades of experience in providing robust systems and tools to CHI’s physicians, clinicians, and most of all, the patients and health populations that CHI serves.”

Catholic Health Initiatives is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colo. The faith-based system operates in 18 states and includes 86 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two academic medical centers; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies. Currently, CHI ranks as the nation’s third-largest faith-based health system, with annual operating revenues of more than $12 billion and approximately 85,500 employees. In fiscal year 2012, CHI provided more than $715 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research.

Conifer Health Solutions is a healthcare services company working to improve operational performance for more than 600 clients to support financial improvement, enhance the patient experience, and drive value-based performance. Through our , , and solutions, we empower healthcare decision makers – hospitals, health systems, physicians, self-insured employers, and community and government health plans – to better connect at every point of patient engagement. We have more than 16 million patient interactions annually across all of our service lines. Conifer Health manages $21 billion in annual patient revenue, and provides technology and health management services to support care management for more than 4 million lives. For more information, call 1-877-CONIFER or visit .

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