ATLANTA, Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Wellcentive, a leader in value-based care solutions, today announced a comprehensive agreement providing population health management technology to Adventist HealthCare.
Adventist HealthCare is a faith-based, not-for-profit, integrated healthcare delivery system based in Gaithersburg, MD that includes nationally accredited acute care and specialty hospitals, mental health services and home health agencies serving the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
In addition, Adventist manages the Mid-Atlantic Primary Care ACO, one of the largest Medicare Shared Savings Programs serving 14,000 Medicare patients through its physician network of more than 1,000 providers in the metropolitan D.C. area. The Adventist physician team also supports the One Health Quality Alliance (OHQA), a physician-led, clinically integrated network of more than 40 physician groups.
"We are honored to work with such a visionary organization that also understands the day-to-day tactics required to transform the clinical and financial aspects of care," said Tom Zajac, Wellcentive's CEO. "Their physician-led strategy is a model, in many ways, of where the rest of the market is headed, and we are inspired to help drive a new level of clinical integration and management around the entire spectrum of patient care."
Integrating Social Determinants of Health
As part of the partnership's approach to patient care, Wellcentive will develop the ability to integrate privacy-sensitive aspects of social determinants of health into patient data, sharable throughout care teams as part of data aggregation and translation.
"For our patient population, and really for every patient population in America, understanding the factors that impact health beyond episodic visits is a critical piece of population health management and comprehensive care," said Patrick Garrett, M.D., senior vice president, physician strategy, Adventist HealthCare.
"We have defined a strategic roadmap to provide high-quality, coordinated care through our physician networks that include the ACO as well as through the physician partnerships in the One Health Quality Alliance. Deploying Wellcentive's data integration solutions will allow us to strengthen our independent physician, acute and post-acute providers' ability to deliver truly coordinated care," added Garrett.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have long recognized that social determinants of health impact care plan adherence, health risk factors and the success of chronic care and outcomes.
Social determinants of health range from housing, literacy, job training and access to transportation and social support networks to socioeconomic levels, exposure to crime and violence, access to media and even cultural norms.
In addition to this data build, Wellcentive will also integrate Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) codes as part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) risk adjustment model framed to chronic care.
About Adventist HealthCare
Adventist HealthCare, the first and largest healthcare system in Montgomery County, offers a full range of health and wellness services to the community, including acute hospital care, rehabilitation, mental and behavioral health services, home care, health education, a physician network and wellness services for businesses. Based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Adventist HealthCare is one of the largest employers in Maryland, with approximately 6,000 employees. Our mission is to demonstrate God's care by improving the health of people and communities through a ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing.
Wellcentive's solutions are built from the ground up to help our customers improve quality, optimize revenue, and transform the healthcare process. Our value-driven population health management solution combines our more than 11 years of population health management (PHM) experience with highly scalable cloud-based technology and transformative services to deliver clinical, financial and human outcomes for providers, health organizations, payers and employers. Wellcentive has gained recognition as a leader in population health management in reports by IDC Health, KLAS and Chilmark. We aggregate over one billion data points per month from more than 3,000 interfaces, improving outcomes for over 30 million lives.