Illinois-based NorthShore–Edward-Elmhurst Health (NS-EEH) is partnering with value-based care enablement company Lumeris to strengthen the health system’s clinically integrated network (CIN) by incorporating Lumeris’ population health data platform into its value-based care strategy. The two organizations also plan to deliver joint services, supporting the CIN’s healthcare providers in care management, pharmacy management, patient engagement and other key areas.
NS-EEH’s CIN includes more than 3,000 system-employed physicians, affiliated physicians and advanced practice providers, and nine hospitals across Chicagoland. Through the CIN, participating healthcare providers partner with private and public health insurers to advance new care delivery models through data sharing, collaborative improvement initiatives, shared infrastructure and system-wide support services.
“We have a tremendous opportunity to bring our vision of safe, seamless and personal to life in positively impacting our communities by using data, collaboration and community-connected care models to advance health,” said Lakshmi Halasyamani, M.D., chief clinical officer for NS-EEH. “Our partnership with Lumeris will help our health system strengthen its population health capabilities by supporting personalized, evidence-based care while eliminating unnecessary costs.”
As part of the partnership, the organizations will also collaborate to reduce disparities for underserved communities through the formation of new accountable care organization (ACO) models. Initially, NS-EEH and Lumeris will focus on the opportunity to participate in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ ACO REACH model.