GA-based MyHealth Network Selects Valence Health for Population Health Management and Clinical Integration Solutions

Practice Management Services Provider Taps Valence Technology and Services to Improve Patient Care and Bottom Line

GA-based MyHealth Network Selects Valence Health for Population Health Management and Clinical Integration Solutions

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, a leading supplier of population management, clinical integration and value-based care solutions, announced today that it was selected by (MHN) to help make affordable, quality healthcare accessible to the patient population it serves. MHN is based in Columbus, Georgia and provides a full array of management services for hospital, physicians and ancillary providers. MHN will work with Valence to design, develop and optimize a clinically integrated network to improve the financial performance and clinical care of its providers and physician-hospital organization.

“Partnering with Valence Health will be critical to our ability to further our goals around practice management, population health management and clinical integration,” said Melissa Nichols, executive director of MyHealth Network. “Because we’re in the business of providing expert services, we need a partner who has a history of clients using their software solutions to increase quality of care. We’re confident we found such a partner in Valence, whose pragmatic approach to data collection and software design will quickly allow us to integrate our providers across all care settings.”

Under the agreement, Valence will provide MHN with services to build its clinically integrated network and the technology platform. The Vision platform will combine data from MHN practice management, hospital information systems and dozens of EMRs with lab, prescription and other data sources, to provide a comprehensive clinical view of patient care. Once operational, the system will allow care providers and coordinators to identify customized patient populations based on combinations of clinical information – such as conditions, gaps in care per evidence-based guidelines, lab results, vitals and more.

“MyHealth Network clearly sees the future of care delivery and evolving payment models, and has made a conscious effort to be at the forefront of change to benefit its providers and the patients they serve,” said Valence Health CEO Phil Kamp. “Valence will fully support MHN’s efforts to provide a common data platform, unified clinical information and a set of care guidelines for its providers, paving the way for collective contracts and potentially risk-based contracts in the future.”

MHN supports a total of 340 physicians across three hospitals and ancillary practices. Valence Health will help further MHN’s objective of bringing high quality care and controlled costs to its member physicians and organizations through built on agreed-upon quality standards and linked across a common clinical information platform.

provides healthcare organization solutions for value-based care, helping them better manage their patient populations and accept financial responsibility for the quality of the care they provide. With unique data collection and analysis solutions, Valence Health has emerged as a leader in population management and clinical integration, serving dozens of clients from physician groups to standalone hospitals to large IDNs such as Cleveland Clinic. In-depth actuarial analysis combined with operational excellence allows Valence to not only advise but also provide ongoing services to provider organizations operating under various value-based reimbursement models. From risk-based contracting to accountable care organizations (ACOs) to administering provider-sponsored health plans, Valence has been helping providers appropriately accept and manage financial responsibility while improving clinical quality since 1996. Headquartered in Chicago, with three other office locations, Valence Health serves more than 30,000 physicians and 100 hospitals, helping them manage the health of 15 million patients nationwide. Follow Valence Health on and .

MyHealth Network’s vision is to be the “best in class” provider of practice management services and thought leadership to area physician practices. Since 1995, has brought together highly experienced healthcare management professionals with strategic vendor partners to maximize efficiency and productivity and free the physicians to concentrate on clinical issues. Through these partnerships, MHN improves the financial performance of its clients to positively impact the quality of careits three client hospitals, ancillary providers and 340 physicians can provide. For more information, visit .