Miami-based Orange Care Group’s accountable care organizations (ACOs) and independent physician association have announced a collaboration with South Florida-based Memorial Healthcare System to adopt Epic's Healthy Planet platform.
Healthy Planet, an Epic software module for population health, is mainly used by hospitals and health systems to manage patients across their disparate electronic health records (EHRs) and networks. But according to officials from Orange Care Group and Memorial Healthcare System, the two organizations “will be the first independent healthcare organizations in the country to share the comprehensive population health management platform to manage the care of patients both collectively and at an individual level.”
For patients shared between the two organizations, Healthy Planet will aim to bring disparate health information together to establish more continuous health records. For those patients unique to Orange Care Group, the organization will be able to independently manage their own patients through a care management platform and predictive analytics, as well as inform the company's internal operations, patient engagement, and provider empowerment strategies across their value-based contracts throughout the states they serve, officials noted in a press release.
The technology partnership between Orange and Memorial Healthcare System will indeed look to positively impact the health of patients and private practices participating in Orange's various value-based contracts in South Florida, New York, and New Jersey. Orange Care Group is a growing network of ACOs, an independent physician association, and a management services organization, currently servicing over 700 providers and more than 45,000 patients in these three states. Meanwhile, Memorial is one of the largest public healthcare systems in the nation.
Matt Muhart, executive vice president and chief administrative officer at Memorial Healthcare System, said in a statement, "Launching our efforts in shared technology with Orange was a natural decision as they have proven to be a national leader in the field of value-based care."
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