SOURCE: Evolent Health

Evolent Health

June 23, 2015 09:00 ET

Evolent Health Partners With Propel Health, a Collaboration of Eight Oregon-Based Health Care Organizations, to Enhance Care Delivery

Propel Health to Implement a Comprehensive Strategy to Improve Patient Health by Moving Toward Value-Based Care

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - June 23, 2015) - Evolent Health, the leader in helping progressive health care systems build and own the path to value-based care, today announced its long-term partnership with Propel Health, an entity committed to improving health care delivery in Oregon. Under the multi-year agreement, Evolent will help guide the development and launch of a Value-Based Services Organization (VBSO) to support new clinical programs and quality initiatives at Propel Health's eight health care organizations across the state. The partnership between Propel Health and Evolent officially began on Jan. 1, 2015.

Propel Health's members include: Asante, Bay Area Hospital, Mid-Columbia Medical Center, Moda Health, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Salem Health, Sky Lakes Medical Center and St. Charles Health System.

"By aligning our organizations and partnering with Evolent Health, we can integrate a new care model that is built on improved quality and sustainable results," said Aaron Crane, Chief Executive Officer of Propel Health. "Evolent brings a proven track record and comprehensive approach to health care transformation. This partnership reflects our commitment to improve the health of Oregonians by significantly reducing gaps in care through enhanced care coordination."

Established in July 2014, Propel Health unites several of Oregon's prominent health care organizations to deliver highly-coordinated, value-based care to Oregon residents. Propel Health's governing body includes physician representatives from each organization -- ensuring appropriate quality measures and that providers have the necessary tools and resources to succeed.

"In an era of rapid change, Propel Health is demonstrating the initiative and agility needed to successfully shift to a new model that increases value for patients and ensures long-term viability for providers," said Frank Williams, Chief Executive Officer of Evolent Health. "We are thrilled to be Propel Health's partner in building and supporting the infrastructure for a best-in-class experience for patients as provided by its member organizations."

An important component of the partnership with Propel Health is the implementation of Identifi(SM) -- Evolent's population health performance management platform -- to enable providers across the state to access and share the full spectrum of data needed to connect care and improve health. Identifi(SM) is designed to complement electronic medical record (EMR) technology -- regardless of EMR type -- to identify and coordinate opportunities for patient intervention leading to improved outcomes and sustained health.

About Propel Health
Established in 2014, Propel Health is a collaborative partnership of eight leading healthcare organizations that are taking action to improve care delivery in Oregon. Driven by physicians, Propel Health provides the guidance and technology to liberate practitioners in making integrated care decisions that enhance patient health and reduce waste.

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 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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