BOWIE, Md., April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MedAssurant, Inc., a leading provider of data-driven health care solutions, today announced that EmblemHealth, which provides health insurance through its companies Group Health Incorporated (GHI) and HIP Health Plan of New York (HIP), has renewed and expanded its partnership with MedAssurant for a multi-year engagement to provide integrated solutions for improving member care and health plan performance.
"EmblemHealth has a long legacy of commitment to provide accessible, quality health care for its membership," said Keith Dunleavy, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of MedAssurant. "We are pleased to strengthen our partnership and significant local presence in New York, delivering data-driven solutions across a broad array of services."
The MedAssurant and EmblemHealth relationship dates back to 2006 when MedAssurant began facilitating and coordinating clinical data accuracy and claims analytics solutions for HIP followed by GHI and ConnectiCare. Over the ensuing years, MedAssurant and EmblemHealth expanded their engagement to increasingly add prospective analytical processes and disease management services, widened their relationship to include EmblemHealth's Medicaid membership population, and engaged affiliates and provider partners in a multitude of innovations focused on better understanding and improving quality, utilization and financial performance.
"We are strongly committed to improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of care delivered to our plan members. We look forward to continuing our work with MedAssurant to implement innovative programs and services that meet the needs of our members living with chronic conditions and to help empower them to live healthier lives," said William Gillespie, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of EmblemHealth.
EmblemHealth, Inc., through its companies Group Health Incorporated (GHI) and HIP Health Plan of New York (HIP), provides quality health care coverage and administrative services to approximately 2.8 million people. Groups and individuals can choose from a variety of PPO, EPO and HMO plans, as well as coverage for prescription drugs and dental and vision care. EmblemHealth offers a choice of networks, including quality doctors and other health care professionals throughout the region, leading acute care hospitals across the tristate area, and physicians and hospitals across all 50 states. For more information, visit www.emblemhealth.com.
About MedAssurant, Inc.
MedAssurant, Inc. is a leading technology-enabled health care solutions provider focused on the importance of health care data and its ability to drive dramatic, objective improvement in clinical and quality outcomes, care management and financial performance throughout the health care community. Proprietary health care datasets, aggregation and analysis capabilities, combined with a national infrastructure of leading-edge technology, clinical prowess and deep human resources, empower MedAssurant's advanced generation of health care assessment and improvement through highly informed solutions. Driven by a mission to improve today's health care landscape, the employees of MedAssurant proudly apply care, ingenuity and dedication to delivering a new approach to health care touching nearly 120 million Americans – one driven by data and insight – one resulting in meaningful action. Please visit www.medassurant.com for more information.