BROCKTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Signature Healthcare, an award-winning non-profit integrated healthcare system, has partnered with Aegis Health Group to improve the health of its diverse community. This jointly-developed program focuses on building new relationships with local employers, businesses and community organizations through an employer-directed population health strategy. Signature Healthcare will identify health risks among workers and offer appropriate hospital-sponsored programs to promote better health – aligning participant’s needs with its network of physicians.
This new collaboration with Aegis complements Signature Healthcare’s goal of bringing together medical professionals across many locations to communicate, collaborate, take advantage of technology and make a difference in the lives of its patients. One new technology solution Signature Healthcare will implement is OneCommunity, a population health website allowing consumers to record and track health information online - engaging them with personalized health reports and providing customized health content such as relevant hospital services. The partnership also includes the provision of a full-time “employer relations specialist” who will work within the Signature Healthcare system to oversee this program day-to-day.
“Signature Healthcare is unique in the way we emphasize health and wellness, accentuating the value our primary care network of physicians bring to this effort,” said Mitchell Selinger, MD, Vice President of Clinical Services. “Signature Healthcare Providers are proud of their many years of quality community service at Brockton Hospital and their multiple ambulatory locations. Working with Aegis now allows us to provide employers and their employees the full range of wellness and disease management services conveniently located at their work site.”
“This partnership brings a wide range of tools, technology and services to help us manage and advance our diverse population health management needs,” adds Kim Hollon, Signature Healthcare’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Community care is important at Signature. We operate at the forefront supporting organizations in their quest to lower healthcare costs, increase productivity and provide targeted early detection, prevention and education initiatives.”
“Aegis is so pleased to have such a leading organization as Signature Healthcare partnering with us in the Boston marketplace,” said Phil Suiter, President and CEO of Aegis Health Group, Inc. “Signature epitomizes a nimble organization evolving to meet the diverse healthcare needs within the Commonwealth.”
About Signature Healthcare
Signature Healthcare is a multi-specialty, not-for-profit hospital (Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital) and physician group (Signature Medical Group) with more than 150 physicians practicing in 11 ambulatory locations. We are one of the only not-for-profit community based healthcare delivery systems in Southeastern MA providing the full range of high quality primary care, specialty care, hospital care and related ancillary services on a coordinated basis delivered at a low cost. Signature Healthcare is continuously recognized for the quality care patients experience when visiting with our doctors and nurses. Some of our most recent awards include a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, a national hospital safety score “A” rating by The Leapfrog Group, a Top Hospital by US News & World Report, and naming to the Harvard Pilgrim Hospital and Physician Group Honor Rolls. www.MySignatureCare.org - See more at: http://www.signature-healthcare.org/News/News/Annual-Health-Wellness-Expo-Addresses-Community-He-119.aspx#sthash.q4DuNEM7.dpuf
About Aegis Health Group
Aegis Health Group has assisted hundreds of hospitals with proven-effective population health and wellness strategies for 25 years. Its award-winning Population Health Management solutions enable hospitals to grow market share and revenue by identifying and intelligently managing the health risks of individuals within the community. Complementing this is Aegis’ nationally recognized Physician Relationship Management solution, supported by MDSmart physician data analytics, which strengthens alignment between hospitals and their physicians to drive service-line growth, enhance patient care, and provide timely issue resolution. Further information about Aegis is available at www.AegisGroup.com or on their blog at www.aegishi4.com.