EvergreenHealth Partners is a clinically-integrated healthcare delivery model that covers the entire continuum of care, ultimately benefiting patients and providers alike in preparation for whatever changes may ultimately be driven by legislative or market forces.
In 2012, EvergreenHealth was approached by physician leaders, both independent and employed, for support in developing this clinical integration network. Two physician teams – the Steering Committee and the Quality Committee – were formed to design the governance and build the quality program that will be the foundation of EvergreenHealth Partners.
Once the EvergreenHealth Partners governance was approved by the EvergreenHealth Board of Commissioners, the Steering Committee was replaced by a Board of Managers which guides all program operations and pursues annual enrollment of participating physicians.
Our Quality Committee develops and oversees the EvergreenHealth Partners’ clinical quality metrics. The Payer Committee is involved in contracting.
As the program’s sponsor, EvergreenHealth provides financial and operational support, including personnel and the information technology structure needed for data visibility across the full continuum of care.
Supporting the efforts of the physicians in the development of our program were the experts from Southwind, a division of The Advisory Board Company, and the legal experts at Hogan Marren. The Southwind team has provided hands-on, practical program development and implementation expertise for nearly 70 clinical integration networks around the country.
EvergreenHealth Partners has invested in the development of a custom business intelligence tool based upon technology from Dimensional Insights.
This analytics tool provides deep insight into physician performance measured against a set of quality measures developed by the EvergreenHealth Partners quality committee across inpatient, outpatient and ambulatory care settings. Timely access to this information plays a crucial role in clinical decision making, information management and communications, helping to improve patient safety, quality and efficiency.
Members of the EvergreenHealth Partners clinically integrated network are given exclusive access to their own secure, online dashboard-based profile. The simple point-and-click interface displays aggregate performance information while also providing the ability to quickly access more detailed data down to the patient level.
The tool is accessible from any personal computer via a standard Internet browser, providing physicians and practice managers more complete and timely access to quality data across their own patient population than ever before.