Evolent Health Partners with Legacy Health to Enhance Care Delivery in the Pacific Northwest

Legacy and Evolent establish long-term partnership to improve patient health with a comprehensive value-based care strategy

Nov 05, 2015, 16:15 ET from Evolent Health

WASHINGTON, Nov 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Evolent Health, the leader in helping progressive health care systems accelerate the path to value-based care, announced today its long-term partnership with Legacy Health. The multi-year partnership will guide the development and execution of a value-based care strategy for improving patient health in the Portland-Vancouver region.

"Our partnership with Evolent Health will help us bring tools and resources for improving quality care to the doctors and hospitals that serve our communities," said George Brown, Legacy Health's chief executive officer. "This partnership reflects Legacy's commitment to being a responsible and innovative leader in care for our people, patients, communities and the generations yet to come."  

Legacy Health is a nonprofit, locally owned organization serving communities in the states of Oregon and Washington. Legacy operates six medical centers, including one children's hospital, as well as several lab centers, Legacy Research Institute, and Legacy Medical Group—comprised of more than 300 physicians and health care providers in primary, specialty and pediatric care.

The partnership between the Evolent and Legacy will initially focus on evolving Legacy's clinical programs and value-based operating model, and implementing Identifi™—Evolent's population health performance management platform—with a goal of uncovering and coordinating opportunities for patient intervention that will improve health outcomes, improve patient experience, and lower the total cost of care.

"We are honored to partner with Legacy Health," said Frank Williams, chief executive officer of Evolent Health. "This is an era of rapid change in health care. As patients and health plan members seek a level of quality and transparency like never before, Legacy is demonstrating the foresight and agility needed to increase value for patients and ensure long-term viability for providers. We are aligned partners that embrace value-based care as a new normal; Evolent is excited to be Legacy's partner in this next step of the quality care journey."

About Legacy Health
Legacy Health is Oregon's only locally-owned nonprofit healthcare organization with over 10,000 employees. Legacy includes Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, Legacy Laboratory Services, and Legacy Research Institute. Legacy also includes over 100 Legacy Medical Group primary care and specialty care clinics.

About Evolent Health
Evolent Health partners with leading health systems to drive value-based care transformation. By providing clinical, analytical and financial capabilities, Evolent helps physicians and health systems achieve superior quality and cost results. Evolent's approach breaks down barriers, aligns incentives and powers a new model of care delivery resulting in meaningful alignment between providers, payers, physicians and patients. For more information, visit evolenthealth.com.

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