– Vively Health, a risk-based provider delivering home-based primary care announces an agreement with Cerner to improve the lives of patient with multiple chronic conditions.
– Vively Health will integrate the Cerner Millennium EHR and HealtheIntent population health platform into its home-based primary care offerings, as well as utilize Cerner’s consumer framework technology to support its care teams to better address patient needs.
– Vively Health, formerly DaVita Health Solutions, is the new brand of DaVita’s next venture in chronic care. DaVita is known for providing kidney dialysis services through its nationwide network.
Vively Health, a risk-based provider delivering home-based primary care to the nation’s Most Vulnerable Patients (MVPs), today announced a five-year collaboration with Cerner Corporation to revolutionize care delivery and help improve health outcomes for those with multiple chronic conditions.
Vively Integration with Cerner Millennium EHR
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 60% of adults in the U.S. live with a chronic condition, and 40% of adults live with multiple chronic conditions. In fact, 12% of individuals with five or more chronic conditions drive 41% of U.S. health care spend. As part of the agreement, Vively will integrate Cerner’s industry-leading technology across its home-based offerings, including its electronic health record (EHR), population health management platform and consumer framework, which is designed to help lower the cost of care by supporting care teams to better address the unique needs of MVPs.
By leveraging a single digital health record, Vively has the opportunity to provide a more comprehensive picture of an individual’s health and financial information. The Cerner Millennium EHR will support Vively’s patients and clinicians by having a complete record of each individual’s important health information in one place. This helps increase efficiencies within patients’ homes, enhancing the ability of Vively clinicians to surface issues prior to and during care visits.
Integration with Cerner’s HealtheIntent Population Health Platform
Vively will also be supported by Cerner’s population health management platform, HealtheIntent®, designed to help providers know and predict the health of their populations. Vively care teams will use the platform to help better understand and track its MVP population’s health by aggregating and normalizing multiple data sources into a single, consolidated view. Providers will also be able to share this data with other clinicians, hospitals and care organizations, supporting a coordinated approach to better help individuals.
Cerner’s digital, consumer-centric experience, HealtheLifeSM, will help Vively care teams support interaction and engagement between patients, providers and other health care organizations. This engagement will empower doctors, nurses, social workers, behavioral health specialists, palliative care specialists and other members of the care team to document and share information in a single location. It also gives individuals access to, and ownership of, their health record so that they can be an active participant in their health and care.
Why It Matters
Vively’s vision is to provide accessible, comprehensive and coordinated care for health plans’ most vulnerable members—individuals with an interrelated set of chronic conditions—who are frequent utilizers of the emergency room, hospital and greater health care system. To do so, Vively requires technology that offers comprehensive, intuitive functionality that can support conversion of data into insights to drive more-informed clinical decisions, improved operational performance and continuous innovation.
“Vively continues to find new ways to address health care delivery for those living with chronic conditions, and we are proud to offer our technology and expertise to help address this national health concern,” said Sam Pettijohn, senior vice president of Investor Owned Client Relationships for Cerner. “As a leading cause of death and disability in the nation, chronic conditions are driving up health care spend at an alarming rate and it will take innovative collaborations like this to find lasting solutions that help people live healthier lives.”