SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Collective Medical, delivering the nation’s largest and most effective network for care collaboration, announced a strategic partnership with SacValley MedShare, a health information exchange (HIE) serving healthcare organizations across the North Central Valley of California. This partnership is a testament to SacValley MedShare’s mission to improve the quality and safety of healthcare across the North Central Valley by sharing health information in a secure and efficient fashion between all providers, facilities and patients.
Through the partnership, SacValley MedShare’s members will have access to Collective Medical’s network and PreManage EDie product. This access allows hospitals in Northern California to identify and manage complex patients with a history of high emergency department (ED) utilization, known social determinants and other risk factors.
Collective Medical currently partners with 14 HIEs, both public and private entities. The company’s real-time, risk-adjusted event notification and care collaboration platform—PreManage—serves all points of care across emergent, in-patient, post-acute, mental and behavioral, and ambulatory settings, as well as stakeholders in ACOs and health plans.
“This complementary partnership furthers our mission and allows our HIE participants to leverage their investment and help their most vulnerable patients—complex patients whose needs are not met at any single point of care,” says Elizabeth Steffen, project manager at SacValley MedShare. “Collective Medical has helped care teams across the country address the root causes of high ED utilization and hospital readmissions by closing the communication gaps that undermine patient care.”
Steffen adds, “We believe our partnership will be a model for other HIEs to build upon to serve diverse communities across our state and beyond.”
Through the partnership, SacValley MedShare HIE members will receive intelligent alerts providing insights into patients with complex conditions, specific care guidelines and plans, utilization patterns and pain management contracts, as well as notifications on patients with a history of violence or security risk.
“We’re thrilled for SacValley MedShare’s care team members to make an impact with our network and platform,” says Chris Klomp, CEO of Collective Medical. “We have a history of working together with HIEs across the country to provide real-time insights to improve patient care, and we’re excited to continue this as we learn from and innovate alongside our partners at SacValley MedShare in Northern California.”
Collective Medical is endorsed as a best practice for emergency medicine by the American College of Emergency Physicians and has been recognized by Inc. Magazine and by the MountainWest Capital Network as one of Utah’s fastest growing companies. In November 2017, the company announced a $47.5 million investment led by Kleiner Perkins that will fuel a nationwide expansion.
Learn more about Collective Medical’s impact at www.collectivemedical.com.
ABOUT COLLECTIVE MEDICAL
Collective Medical empowers care teams to improve patient outcomes by closing the communication gaps that undermine patient care. With a nationwide network engaged with every national health plan in the country, hundreds of hospitals and health systems and tens of thousands of providers, Collective Medical’s system-agnostic platform is trusted by care teams to identify at-risk and complex patients and facilitate actionable collaboration to make better care decisions and improve outcomes. Based in Salt Lake City, Collective Medical is proven to streamline transitions of care, improve coordination across diverse care teams, and reduce medically unnecessary hospital admissions. Learn more at www.collectivemedical.com and Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
ABOUT SACVALLEY MEDSHARE
SacValley MedShare is a California not-for-profit corporation, operating under I.R.S. section 501(c)(3) and is governed by a local community Board of Directors. Its board members are drawn from senior leadership members of stakeholder participants within the HIE; they were deliberately chosen to provide both geographic and institutional diversity. SacValley MedShare is a member of the California Association of Health Information Exchanges (CAHIE) and serves the 12-county region of California, north of Sacramento, which includes the North Central Valley and the surrounding mountainous terrain. Its region is largely rural and mountainous, with travel limited by climate and season in much of the area. Good communication is critical to coordinate care between primary care, specialists, hospital providers, and skilled nursing care facilities that fulfill a vital role in post-discharge care for many patients.
The region is comprised of Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, and Yuba counties. The region covers over 28,428 square miles, and serves a little over 800,000 in population. As such, it has the problems associated with serving the largest geographically-contiguous region of all of the California Health Information Exchange (HIE’s), with one of the lowest population and provider densities. Much of its population lies in medically-underserved rural areas, while there are a few larger urban centers scattered along the Sacramento Valley. None of these centers exceed 100,000 in population, and most are much smaller. Its seven larger acute-care hospitals are either non-affiliated community not-for-profit entities (three), or are part of larger hospital networks (Adventist, Dignity, and Prime). With the exception of Redding, with two larger acute-care hospitals, most urban areas are served by a single facility. Acute care in the smaller communities is provided by rural Critical Access Hospitals. Learn more at https://sacvalleyms.org, and Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.