CHRISTUS Health Expands Agreement with Wellcentive to Manage Population Health in Four States

Comprehensive solution for value-based care enables clinical integration and risk management across the care continuum

Aug 10, 2015, 08:35 ET from Wellcentive

ATLANTA, Aug. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CHRISTUS Health, an international, Catholic, not-for-profit health system, today announced a significant expansion of its partnership with Wellcentive, which will now deliver solutions and services for value-based care and population health management (PHM) across the majority of its U.S. operations.

One of the 10 largest Catholic Health systems in the U.S., CHRISTUS Health initially contracted with Wellcentive in 2014 to manage risk for its newly launched health plan, enable participation in Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) initiatives and drive clinical integration throughout three major markets in Texas and New Mexico. With the expanded agreement, Wellcentive will roll out its solutions and services to 10 hospitals across three additional CHRISTUS Health markets in Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana.

"There are major changes ahead for the healthcare industry," observed George Conklin, senior vice president and CIO, CHRISTUS Health. "Enabling technologies that provide for effective care management across our communities will be critical to our success in providing high quality care to the people we serve.  Wellcentive provides our clinicians with the tools necessary to manage care across the continuum for chronically ill patients who require close monitoring and support in order to reduce exacerbation of illness and improve their quality of life. This is significant to CHRISTUS in continuing to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ."  

Wellcentive's solutions and services play a key role in CHRISTUS Health's efforts to take on the risk of managing patients in the primary care environment and collaborating across the continuum of care. With the Wellcentive solution, CHRISTUS Health is aligning physicians, hospitals and other practice sites in a consistent strategy for value-based care. The solution helps establish and standardize best practices for how care will be managed to continuously improve clinical and financial outcomes.

"We're excited about the opportunity to extend the successes from our initial rollout to such a large portion of CHRISTUS Health's patient population," said Tom Zajac, Wellcentive's CEO. "Our expanded implementation will enable CHRISTUS to take on additional risk as the healthcare industry transitions to a value-based delivery model."

Wellcentive's solution aggregates data across a variety of inpatient and ambulatory electronic health records (EHRs), CHRISTUS Health's interoperability infrastructure and other systems. It applies analytic and workflow solutions to this data to enable the health system to track, report and improve performance on a broad spectrum of clinical quality measures. The solution then delivers care management and population outreach capabilities to create a flexible framework for community and individual care plans.

About CHRISTUS Health
Today CHRISTUS Health is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost 350 services and facilities, including more than 50 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 175 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS Health has more than 30,000 Associates with two-thirds of those in the United States. We have almost 7,100 physicians on medical staffs in the United States. In our Latin American health ministries we have 10,400 associates taking care of patients in 62 locations in Chile and Mexico. Our dimension, strength, and depth of service place CHRISTUS among the top Catholic health systems.

About Wellcentive
Since 2005, Wellcentive has driven quality improvement, revenue growth, and business transformation for providers, health systems, employers, and payers transitioning to value-based care. Recognized as an industry leader for delivering immediate, tangible results, Wellcentive's analytics simplify complex data from all points of care, advancing comprehensive care management and payer collaboration. Customers benefit from intelligence gained from 15 billion data points each year, improving outcomes for 30 million patients and generating more than $500 million annually in value-based revenue. Visit; follow us on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook; or call 877-213-8456 to learn more.

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