Denver Clinically Integrated Network Partners With Lumeris

Integrated Physician Network (iPN), a clinically integrated network serving the Denver area, is partnering with value-based care delivery company Lumeris.

St. Louis-based Lumeris serves as an operating partner for health systems, including the ACO REACH program, providing end-to-end services and technology to help them succeed in managing downside risks.

The iPN organization has more than 250 providers at 40 practice sites. Medical members include seven primary care practices and several other specialties, including orthopedics, cardiology, pulmonology, surgery, neurosurgery, OB/GYN, and anesthesia. These independent practices are clinically integrated through population-based quality initiatives, benchmarking, and sharing of best practices.

The network was formed in 2004 when a group of independent physicians in the northern Denver/Boulder area began implementing a common EHR. The iPN worked to incorporate key “evidence-based” care protocols into the EHR to provide real-time decision support at the point of care. Participating physicians have secure web-based access to patient data including demographics, referrals, medications, allergies, problem lists, procedures, alerts, lab and radiology reports.

The partners said that as the transition to value-based care gains momentum in Colorado, this collaboration will accelerate iPN’s ability to deliver high-value, consumer-focused healthcare to Denver-area communities. The partnership will provide iPN access to Lumeris strategies and tools designed to enable success in value-based care outcomes.

“Our partnership with Lumeris marks an important step forward in our mission to improve the health of our community,” iPN CEO Todd Welter said in a statement. “By combining our clinical expertise with Lumeris’ best-in-class technology solutions, we are better positioned to thrive in a value-based care environment and drive positive health outcomes for our patients.”

“Our work with leading health systems and medical groups across the country has given us a deep understanding of the current challenges facing our healthcare ecosystem,” said Jean-Claude Saghbini, president of Lumeris Value-Based Care Enablement, it’s a statement. “We are pleased to bring our deep capabilities to iPN and help them advance their efforts to provide exceptional care.”

In an interview with Healthcare innovation Last July, Saghbini described two platforms in the Lumeris technology stack: “We have a population health intelligence platform. The path is how can we get better at ingesting more comprehensive data and then extracting more actionable insights from a variety of data sources? It ranges from EHR claims to social determinants of health data, pharmacy and laboratory data. The work there revolves around more data, better algorithms and better artificial intelligence models to extract information,” she said. “The second platform is called Lumeris Engage, a care orchestration platform. It takes all the knowledge we’ve gained over more than a decade to automate that knowledge and organize care, whether for patients, for doctors, or for others in the provider’s environment. So it’s about developing more capabilities in terms of outreach and interactive experiences with patients and providers, to push them to what we call the next best action.”

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