Curation Health Announces Pilot Program with University of Maryland Medical System and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Collaboration supports a shift to value-based care and focuses on innovative solutions to advance accessible, affordable, quality care

Annapolis, MD, January 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — curation health Creators of Value-Based Care Platform Facilitating Provider-Plan Collaboration Announce Strategic Partnership University of Maryland Medical Systems and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst). This collaboration supports UMMS, CareFirst and Curation Health’s shared commitment to improving the health and well-being of populations and reducing the total cost of care through breakthroughs in value-based care programs and innovation.

The Curation Health Platform supports provider workflows by integrating clinically relevant data from multiple sources into point-of-care workflow tools to close clinical and quality gaps over time. When providers have access to data insights that are synthesized and contextualized, they have more time to deliver care and build meaningful patient relationships. Curation Health Platform will support the network through a pilot project with primary care providers University of Maryland St. Joseph’s Medical Group, a network of physicians affiliated with University of Maryland St. Joseph’s Medical Center. This is the first project to come out of UMMS and CareFirst’s five year partnership To drive innovation and improve health experiences and outcomes for all populations.

“UMMS and CareFirst have such a strong partnership and reputation for innovation. As a provider of a technology platform to support their value-based care journey, we are committed to launching, scaling and sustaining value-based care performance. Really excited to partner with them for both the organizations,” said Kevin ColotonFounder and CEO of Curation Health.

“A large portion of our physicians’ workday is spent managing administrative tasks,” said Stephanie Selby, Vice President of Clinical Operations at UMMS. “We expect that implementing technology-centric solutions such as the Curation Health Platform will help physicians reduce the amount of time they spend on these administrative tasks, allowing them to focus on what matters most – their patient care.”

CareFirst’s expertise in provider and population performance measurement supports UMMS’ key strategic objectives to better orient its hospitals and community practices to population health activities and clinical integration. This will result in improved performance on clinical, quality, affordability and patient experience measures for all service providers by both organizations.

“This collaboration supports our shared goal of identifying barriers to access to quality healthcare in our region,”, Tich Changmire, Chief Medical Officer of CareFirst, said. “The insights gained will guide creative and effective ways to empower patients while improving the overall health and wellness of the region we serve.”

For more information about Curation Health and their potential risk adjustment platform for value-based care, visit: curationhealth.co

About Curation Health

Curation Health was founded by a team of healthcare veterans and physicians to help providers and health plans effectively navigate the transition from fee-for-service to value-based care. Our potential risk adjustment platform for value-based care drives quality program performance by curating relevant insights from disparate sources and delivering them in real time to physicians and care teams. With Curation Health, physicians enjoy a streamlined, comprehensive clinical documentation process that enables improved clinical and financial outcomes while reducing the clinical administrative burden on providers. We take pride in combining the flexibility and speed of a startup with decades of leadership experience and know-how at leading services companies including Clinonovation, Evolent Health and The Advisory Board Company. For more information about Curation Health, visit: curationhealth.co

About the University of Maryland Medical System

University of Maryland Medical Systems (UMMS) is an academic private health system focused on providing compassionate, high-quality care and putting discovery and innovation into practice at the bedside. partnering with University of Maryland School of Medicine And University of Maryland, Baltimore The UMMS, which educates the state’s future health care professionals, is an integrated network of care that provides 25 percent of all hospital care in urban, suburban and rural communities throughout the state. Maryland, UMMS puts academic medicine within reach through primary and specialty care at 11 hospitals, including major University of Maryland Medical Center, System’s Anchor Institution in Downtown baltimoreas well as through a network of University of Maryland Urgent Care Centers in 13 counties and over 150 other locations. For more information, visit www.umms.org.

About CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

In its 85th year of service, CareFirst, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, is a nonprofit healthcare company that, through its affiliates and subsidiaries, provides a broad portfolio of health insurance products and administrative services. Does 3.6 million individuals and employers in MarylandThe District of Columbia And Northern Virginia, CareFirst invested in 2021 $26.2 million To improve overall health, and increase the access, affordability, safety and quality of health care throughout its market segments. To learn more about CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, visit our website www.carefirst.com and our Transforming Healthcare page www.carefirst.com/transformationor follow us Facebook, Twitter, linkedin either instagram,

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