Abington, Aria Health and Einstein to Work Collaboratively

JULY 16, 2013
Abington Health, Aria Health and Einstein Healthcare Network (parent of MossRehab) announced today the development of a new initiative that will enable the three health systems to work collaboratively while remaining independent as they prepare for the demands of national health reform.

The three systems will work together initially to jointly manage the health care benefit plans of the systems’ employees and their families, approximately 30,000 people. Longer term, the goal of the initiative is to establish a platform to improve care delivery throughout the community for individuals and families and improve the health of populations through highly coordinated and efficient care.

“In our region and across the country, health care reform is dramatically changing how healthcare services are offered to patients,” said Barry R. Freedman, President and CEO, Einstein Healthcare Network. “Forward-thinking healthcare providers are developing new models and new collaborations with like-minded peers to tackle the challenges of reform and other industry trends that are transforming health care from a fragmented system based on fee-for-service reimbursement to a coordinated, collaborative system focused on the prevention of disease and management of chronic illness.”

The new initiative is a key first step in modeling the future of health care delivery with its focus on “population health management” across broad regions.

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