Partners, Health Catalyst partner on population health

10 Sep 2015 2:03 PM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

Beth Walsh (Clinical Innovation + Technology), Sep 10, 2015

Partners Health Care and Health Catalyst have agreed to share best practices, intellectual property, technology and training in an unprecedented $30 million partnership focused on population health management (PHM) .

The Boston-based provider already is invested in Health Catalyst and raised its equity ownership stake in the growing health data warehousing and analytics company. Salt Lake City-based Health Catalyst is investing in money, time and effort in the initiative.

The initiative will 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.

“This agreement with Health Catalyst and our new Center for Population Health will accelerate our care management program and improve outcomes for Partners Health Care patients, as well as provide the infrastructure and knowledge base for broader outcomes transformation both here and across the country,” said Timothy G. Ferris, MD, senior vice president of Population Health Management for Partners Health Care, who will lead the new Center of Population Health. “We have made significant progress with population health and care management over the past decade, including using Health Catalyst technology and services over the past few years, and we now believe we can take our efforts to the next level by further leveraging the experience and know-how of both organizations.”

The agreement between Partners Health Care and Health Catalyst includes four major elements:

  • Health Catalyst and Partners Health Care will collaborate through the creation of a new Partners Health Care Center for Population Health. The Center will train Health Catalyst and Partners Health Care clinical and administrative teams in best practices for care management and population health. 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 Health Care, the Massachusetts General Physician Organization and the Brigham and Women’s Physician Organization developed as part of its decade-long care management and population health management programs. Health Catalyst intends to commercialize these innovations to further enhance Partners Healthcare population health and care management programs, and to benefit other health systems in their care management and population health initiatives.
  • Partners Health Care 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 Health Care clinical and financial performance.
  • Partners Health Care is increasing its equity ownership stake in Health Catalyst, after first investing in the company in 2013.

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