NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Virtual Health, the pioneering provider of next generation health care technology, today announced it has partnered with Altus Accountable Care Entity (ACE), an accountable care organization (ACO) based in Texas that aims to provide value-based service to Medicare and Medicaid patients. Altus ACE intends to leverage Virtual Health to implement a pioneering model of care supporting cross-EMR integration and real-time collaboration among interdisciplinary care teams, ensuring its patients receive proactive care in the community. A catalyst for the next generation of health care, Virtual Health is the industry's first true integrated care platform that replaces ineffective legacy systems and information silos with a single value-based ecosystem.
"Virtual Health's advanced features and flexibility uniquely support Altus ACE's ground-breaking, data-driven, personalized approach to providing Medicare and Medicaid enrollees with the highest quality of care," said Virtual Health CEO Adam Sabloff. "This partnership not only underscores Virtual Health's position as the solution of choice for value-based care, but also symbolizes a significant milestone in reshaping healthcare as we know it—making the concept of value-based care a reality for thousands of Altus ACE patients, and hundreds of its partner providers."
By utilizing Virtual Health, Altus ACE will have a broad-based set of tools spanning the entire healthcare continuum, allowing the organization to proactively manage both clinical and behavioral needs for a diverse and complex population. The menu of services provided within the partnership spans both regulatory and operational needs, as well as leading edge approaches encompassing connected care, business intelligence, and predictive analytics.
"Altus ACE has remained steadfast in its pursuit of integrated care, so partnering with Virtual Health and leveraging its transformative solution was a natural progression," said Dr. Raza Pasha, M.D., interim chief medical officer of Altus ACE. "Virtual Health provides unprecedented interoperability, role-based tools, and intelligent workflows coupled with a service model that is the most client-friendly in the industry. Above all, our companies' shared vision of delivering on the promise of value-based care will support a truly paradigm-shifting model."
Altus ACE's selection of Virtual Health was made in close consultation with WKG Advisory, its implementation partner and the architect of the ACO's care model. In making its recommendation, WKG highlighted Virtual Health's ability to deliver a true 360-degree view of a patient and to provide a single ecosystem for care team collaboration across the payer, provider, and patient continuum.
"As healthcare IT vendors scramble to crack the code on value-based care and integrated solutions that reach beyond the clinic walls, Virtual Health is the first solution we have seen deliver on the promise. Virtual Health enables care team collaboration, community based engagement and meeting member needs where they live," said Scott Dillingham, partner at WKG. "We believe that Altus ACE together with Virtual Health will be that rare marriage of mission, innovation and technology that makes cost-effective, quality care a reality."
ABOUT WKG ADVISORY
WKG Advisory is a consulting firm focusing on integrated and coordinated delivery of healthcare services. With a unique perspective on diverse communities, WKG helps organizations better serve the healthcare needs of specialty and underserved populations including Medicare, Medicaid and dual eligibles. For more information on WKG Advisory, visit www.wkgadvisory.com.
ABOUT ALTUS ACCOUNTABLE CARE ENTITY (ACE)
A physician owned and operated entity, the Altus ACE provides a unique alternative in the Texas marketplace that is focused on actively engaging and managing the health of its members through a unique approach to care coordination and care delivery. Altus ACE is part of the Altus Health System, an integrated network of progressive physicians and expert management committed to transforming health care in the communities it serves. For additional information, please visit www.AltusACE.com.
ABOUT VIRTUAL HEALTH
Virtual Health is the first true population health management platform purposefully built for the transition to value-based care. Virtual Health offers a vast range of functionalities, including interdisciplinary clinical workflows, electronic health record aggregation, behavioral health management, broad spectrum telehealth, care team collaboration, real-time and predictive analytics, quality metrics, patient engagement and customizable reporting. Virtual Health empowers health plans, managed care organizations, government agencies, and accountable care organizations to provide patients with a better quality of life and enhanced outcomes while maximizing efficiency, improving transparency and lowering costs. For more information, visit www.virtualhealth.com.
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