Partners HealthCare and Health Catalyst have established a $30 million initiative strategic collaboration aimed at fostering and accelerating the adoption of population health management (PHM) strategies and practices nationally to improve the quality of health care and lowering costs while meeting the needs of patients, providers and payors. The new population health center of excellence is designed to enable the development and testing of innovative PHM strategies at Partners and, in collaboration with Health Catalyst, facilitate the transfer of the knowledge generated to other health care providers.
Population Health Management Collaboration Details
The new, expanded agreement between Partners HealthCare and Health Catalyst includes four major elements:
- Health Catalyst and Partners HealthCare will collaborate through the creation of a new Partners HealthCare Center for Population Health. The Center will train Health Catalyst and Partners HealthCare clinical and administrative teams in best practices for care management and population health, building on the knowledge base that enabled Partners HealthCare to save $40 million in providing care to the seniors as part of the federal government’s Pioneer accountable care organization from 2012 to 2014. Health Catalyst graduates of the program will disseminate these best practices to client healthcare organizations across the country.
- Health Catalyst is licensing technology, content and analytics innovations that Partners HealthCare, the Massachusetts General Physician Organization and the Brigham and Women’s Physician Organization developed as part of its decade-long, nationally-recognized care management and population health management programs. Health Catalyst intends to commercialize these innovations to further enhance Partners HealthCare’s population health and care management programs, and to benefit other health systems in their care management and population health initiatives.
- Partners HealthCare has signed an expanded enterprise-wide technology subscription agreement, giving it access to Health Catalyst’s full suite of technology solutions to accelerate outcomes improvement. In keeping with Health Catalyst’s mission to improve outcomes, a portion of the company’s revenue from the subscription will be tied to the attainment of measurable improvements in Partners HealthCare’s clinical and financial performance.
- Partners HealthCare is increasing its equity ownership stake in Health Catalyst, after first investing in the company in 2013.