Rapidly Growing Doctor Network Expands Partnership With athenahealth
Privia Health, one of the nation’s fastest-growing physician organizations, selects athenahealth’s Population Health Service as part of its sophisticated technology and team-based care platform
WATERTOWN, MA and ARLINGTON, VA (February 3, 2016) athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN), a leading provider of cloud-based services and mobile applications for medical groups and health systems, and Privia Health, LLC, a leading physician practice management and population health technology company, today announced that the companies are expanding their work together with an amplified focus on population health.
One of the fastest-growing high-performance medical groups and among the top 15% best-performing Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) nationwide, Privia Health will fully integrate athenahealth Population Health into its already robust framework of athenaOne® services for all 1200 of its multi-specialty independent providers across five states and Washington, D.C. athenahealth Population Health will optimize the delivery of value-based care by assigning evidence-based health risk statuses to patients, enhancing patient engagement, and providing insight to better direct and align clinical protocols and team-based capabilities.
“At Privia Health, we don’t just talk about value-based care; we hard-wire it into workflows, and then rapidly scale it,” said Jeff Butler, CEO, Privia Health. “Our ability to grow our provider network quickly and fully connect it into the broader health care ecosystem is critical; this is why we chose to align with a highly scalable partner like athenahealth. Not only has athenahealth supported us in becoming one of the top ACOs in the country, but our models and incentives are fully aligned around driving value into the system. They are a highly strategic partner of ours.”
Privia Health is united by a mission to improve outcomes for patients and reward doctors for the value they deliver. In its first performance year, Privia’s ACO achieved nearly $5.7 million in Medicare Shared Savings. Privia Health has worked with athenahealth since 2014 to support clinical integration and connectivity between its purpose-built medical groups and clinically integrated networks. Together, the companies have already integrated athenahealth’s platform with Privia’s proprietary population health workflow systems and technology, bringing automation and scale to Privia’s programs that are focused on improving outcomes and reducing health care spend.
“Privia Health’s mission is a compelling one for all independent providers who want to take an active role in the transition to value-based care,” said Jonathan Bush, CEO, athenahealth. “They have fully embraced cloud-based services as the platform from which they’ll grow and coordinate care. They embody the next-generation medical group competing at-risk without a hospital at the center, and we’re beyond thrilled to help them fulfill their ambitious and noble mission to keep patients healthy and keep providers and care teams happy, connected, and incented to do good.”
About athenahealth, Inc.
athenahealth is a leading provider of cloud-based services for electronic health records (EHR), revenue cycle management and medical billing, patient engagement, care coordination, and population health management, as well as Epocrates and other point-of-care mobile apps. We connect care and drive meaningful, measurable results for more than 72,000 health care providers in medical practices and health systems nationwide. For more information, please visit www.athenahealth.com.
About Privia Health
Privia Health LLC, based in Arlington, VA, is a national physician practice management and population health technology company that partners with leading doctors to keep people healthy, better manage disease, and to reward providers for delivering high value care. Through its high-performance physician group (Privia Medical Group), accountable care organization (Privia Quality Network), and population health management programs, Privia works in close partnership with forward-thinking health plans and national payers to better align reimbursements to quality and outcomes. Privia’s proprietary cloud-based technology platform, combined with an innovative approach to patient engagement and physician-driven wellness, focuses on building a better healthcare delivery system and creating a healthier patient population. For More Information: www.priviahealth.com.