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SCL Health System Announces New Accountable Care Strategy

February 13, 2013

Selects Lumeris technology platform, services to help manage patient health, reduce costs

Media Contacts:
 
SCL Health System  
Cheston Turbyfill, Director, Public Affairs  
303-813-5091 or 312-952-0837 mobile 
cheston.turbyfill@sclhs.net

Lumeris  
Julie Adelsberger, Media Relations  
314-770-3756 
jadelsberger@lumeris.com

DENVER (Feb. 13, 2013) — SCL Health System, a faith-based, not-for-profit health care organization, announced today the launch of an accountable care strategy designed to improve the quality of patient care and lower costs at SCL Health System hospitals and clinics. Under this initiative, SCL Health System has selected Lumeris to provide its transformative platform and services solution for accountable care.

“As the health care marketplace continues to evolve, we must seek out ways to strengthen our dedication to providing better care less expensively,” said Dr. Rick Lopes, Senior Vice President of Health Networks at SCL Health System. “Our partnership with Lumeris is the logical next step on the path to achieving that goal as we strengthen our offerings in care management.”

Lumeris’ accountable care experts will help SCL Health System fully develop its accountable care strategy, identify appropriate physician partners and select initial patient populations for value-based care initiatives. For example, the strategy will address the unique needs of patients with complex, chronic conditions like cardiovascular disease and diabetes, who often require more robust clinical management to identify gaps in care, anticipate possible complications and ensure appropriate treatment. SCL Health System and Lumeris will continually evaluate the strategy’s outcomes, with the goal of expanding the program to additional patient populations.

In addition, SCL Health System will provide physicians and staff access to Lumeris’ Accountable Delivery System Platform, which aggregates and analyzes data from across the continuum of care — including medical claims, electronic medical records encounter data, and lab and pharmacy data — to provide a comprehensive view of patient care. The system then sends actionable clinical and financial intelligence to physicians and other stakeholders at the point of medical decision-making. This enables timely value-based health care decisions proven to improve quality of care, reduce costs, increase collaboration and coordination, and improve patient and physician satisfaction.

“With this partnership, SCL Health System will have access to robust information systems support and functional services to better maximize the management of care,” said Dr. Lopes.

“Lumeris is proud to partner with SCL Health System as it develops and implements its accountable care strategy,” said W. Michael Long, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lumeris. “This is an extraordinary time in health care, as the market moves from volume-based to value-based relationships, and it’s an honor to help our clients transform their organizations and the U.S. health care system into a collaborative and transparent model.”

ABOUT SCL HEALTH SYSTEM SCL Health System (SCLHS) is a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization that operates 11 hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children's mental health center and more than 100 ambulatory service centers in four states — Colorado, Kansas, Montana and California. Based in Denver, the $2.7 billion health network is dedicated to improving the health of the communities and individuals it serves, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. On an annual basis, SCL Health System regularly provides more than $200 million in community benefit, including services for the poor, health screenings, educational programs, community donations and research. SCL Health System was founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth (SCL), who opened their first hospital in 1864. In 2011, the sisters transferred sponsorship of SCL Health System to Leaven Ministries. To learn more, visit www.sclhealthsystem.org.

ABOUT LUMERIS Lumeris provides the platform solution, guidance and operational services necessary for health systems, health plans and provider organizations to transform into high-performing accountable delivery systems. Our revolutionary technology platform for accountable care integrates data from disparate systems across the continuum of care, provides complete visibility into the clinical and financial performance of an enterprise and delivers applications and information to key stakeholders at the point of thought. This improves coordination and enables timely value-based health care decisions that lead to optimal health and cost outcomes. The depth and breadth of our solutions — combined with the company’s extensive real-world experience in accountable care — make Lumeris the ideal partner for any health care organization seeking the significant benefits of a better connected, aligned and informed accountable delivery system.

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