HealthInsight Announces Affiliation With Oregon-based Acumentra Health
Salt Lake City – March 15, 2016 – HealthInsight, a private, nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to improving health and health care in New Mexico, Nevada and Utah recently announced that Acumentra Health, based in Portland, Oregon, plans to legally affiliate with HealthInsight Management Corporation.
Acumentra Health has provided health care quality improvement (QI) and utilization review services across the spectrum of care for more than 30 years. The company works with Oregon health care providers, health systems, and health plans to ensure that residents receive safe, cost-effective and evidence-based care that meets high professional standards.
"We're excited to build on the strengths and experience of our respective organizations as we continue our work to improve health care quality in Oregon," said Jon Mitchell, president and CEO of Acumentra Health. "HealthInsight and Acumentra Health have more than six decades of combined experience in quality improvement and innovation. Together, we'll draw on our collective resources, expertise, and strong relationships with health care providers, patients, and other partners to advance our mission of transforming health care."
HealthInsight serves as the Quality Innovation Network‒Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, and Utah, and began working with Acumentra Health in August 2014, subcontracting with Acumentra Health to conduct Oregon-based QI work for the Medicare program. HealthInsight Management Corporation currently oversees separate 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporations in Utah, Nevada, and New Mexico, that are similar to Acumentra Health in scope and mission.
"This affiliation will strengthen our organizations' QI leadership across our four-state western region," said Marc Bennett, president and CEO of HealthInsight. "Combining our similar and complementary strengths will create new opportunities to grow our business and conduct innovative QI projects in Oregon."
Acumentra Health will maintain its Oregon staff and existing contractual relationships with state and national health care-related entities, as well as its collaborative agreements with health care providers throughout Oregon. Acumentra Health's Board of Trustees will continue to oversee the company's business affairs, subject to certain express reserved powers of HealthInsight.
The affiliation process is expected to take several months.
HealthInsight is a recognized leader in convening and partnering with communities to improve health and health care by advancing quality, efficiency and value for patients and providers. We are leading experts in quality improvement; transparency and public reporting; use of health information technology; engaging patients to improve their health; and redesigning how care is paid for and delivered. Learn more at healthinsight.org and follow HealthInsight on Twitter at @HealthInsight_.
For more information about Acumentra Health, visit their website at www.acumentra.org.