Health Management Academy Announces 2013 Collaborative Program Addressing Value-Based Care

Health Management Academy Announces 2013 Collaborative Program Addressing Value-Based Care

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today announced that the , the leader in (IPC) Solutions will serve as a Patient Engagement sponsor for 2013 program,

“We are honored to partner with The Health Management Academy and the largest healthcare providers in the U.S. on this initiative,” said Michael O’Neil, founder and CEO of GetWellNetwork. “Together, we will explore the best path forward for health systems to engage patients, improve outcomes and reduce costs. There has never been a more important time to understand as a core strategy for performance improvement.”

The programwill feature four :

Member health systems from The Health Management Academy will work collaboratively with program sponsors to identify and accelerate innovations in value-based delivery and payment models projects. The will identify top performers, develop analytical tools, and share findings to advance the collective knowledge and performance of the leading health systems.

“We are delighted that GetWellNetwork has joined The Academy Huron Institute’s 2013 Collaborative program focusing on the continuum toward value-based healthcare,” said Dr. , Jr., chairman and CEO, . “The Academy Huron Institute was developed as a partnership between the largest health systems and prominent companies to develop and share strategies to improve quality, create enhanced patient experience, and lower costs.”

for Innovation in Healthcare Delivery, a partnership between The Health Management Academy and Huron Healthcare, provides a collaborative learning laboratory for executives from the leading health systems to study delivery system innovations and apply them to their organization as they prepare for a new era in healthcare.

“Huron Healthcare is committed to serving as an to organizations advancing the healthcare environment. This is a challenging time for providers as they operate in multiple payment models,” said , executive vice president, . “The Health Management Academy provides a window into what the opportunities and challenges are in healthcare. It is a pleasure to partner with them through The Academy Huron Institute’s 2013 program,

provides patient engagement solutions that help health care providers engage, educate and empower patients along the care continuum. Our patient-centered platform, delivered across multiple technology platforms including mobile devices, computers and televisions, enables providers to implement a revolutionary care delivery model called to improve performance and patient outcomes. The company further extends the value of existing IT investments by integrating seamlessly with electronic medical record and patient portal applications.

GetWellNetwork is recognized by as the leader in the Interactive Patient Systems category and exclusively endorsed by the . Learn more at .

formed in 1998 as a knowledge-based and research company that brings together senior executives of the largest health systems and health-related companies to share best practices of the nation’s Leading Health Systems. Membership includes executives from over 90 of The Leading Health Systems that account for 50% of the net patient in the nation, operate facilities in 48 states and the District of Columbia, and account for nearly 4% of US gross domestic product. Executives from over 60 prominent companies and 40% of Fortune 50 companies with healthcare related business are members. Learn more at .

is the premier provider of performance improvement and clinical transformation solutions for hospitals and health systems. By partnering with clients, Huron delivers strategy and solutions that improve quality, increase revenue, reduce expenses, and enhance physician, patient, and employee satisfaction across the healthcare enterprise. Clients include leading national and regional integrated healthcare systems, academic medical centers, community hospitals and physician practices. ranked Huron Healthcare third on its 2012 list of the largest healthcare management consulting firms. Learn more at or follow us on Twitter: .