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Yale New Haven Health System Teams with Conifer Health Solutions on Clinical Integration Network

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Consulting Engagement Sets Foundation for Advanced Population Health Management</i> </p>

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Yale New Haven Health System Teams with Conifer Health Solutions on Clinical Integration Network

11:00 EDT Thursday, July 31, 2014

FRISCO, Texas (Business Wire) -- Conifer Health Solutions today announced a new value-based care consulting engagement with Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS), one of the leading integrated delivery networks in the state of Connecticut. The consulting services arrangement will help YNHHS enhance collaboration among physicians and other providers; and lays the foundation for prevention and wellness management for populations across the state.

Under terms of the agreement, Conifer Health will partner with YNHHS to design and build a clinically integrated network. Conifer Health's work will also set the stage for a comprehensive population health management strategy to optimize quality, safety and patient satisfaction.

“Connecticut's residents—and many other healthcare stakeholders—expect broad access to integrated, high-value, patient-centered care,” said Gayle Capozzalo, executive vice president, Strategy and System Development, Yale New Haven Health System. “We decided to partner with Conifer Health based on their experience and expertise; as well as their understanding of Yale New Haven's commitment to innovation and excellence in patient care, teaching, research and service to our communities.”

Conifer Health will employ the combined strength of its value-based care services—Clinical Integration, Population Health Management and Financial Risk Management—to help YNHHS redesign its clinical networks.

“From the changing role of the consumer to resource restraints and rising costs, complex health systems face significant challenges in the shift to a fee-for-value care delivery model,” said Megan North, president of Conifer Health's Value-Based Care business unit. “We are honored to partner with Yale New Haven to create a common framework that supports data-driven and evidence-based care delivery to enhance the lives of the people served by this leading health system.”

About Yale New Haven Health System

Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS) is Connecticut's leading healthcare system. YNHHS was formed in 1996 to enhance the quality and scope of healthcare services for residents of Connecticut and beyond. YNHHS includes three delivery networks: Bridgeport Hospital, Greenwich Hospital and Yale-New Haven Hospital, and a physician foundation, Northeast Medical Group. YNHHS has clinical relationships with several other hospitals in Connecticut and numerous outpatient locations throughout the state. YNHHS is affiliated with Yale University in support of patient care, medical education and clinical research.

About Conifer Health Solutions

Conifer Health Solutions is a healthcare services company helping more than 700 clients strengthen their financial performance, transition from volume to value-based care and enhance the consumer and patient healthcare experience, with the goal of improving quality and access to healthcare, while controlling costs. Conifer Health has more than 19 million patient interactions across all service lines, manages more than $25 billion in patient revenue and $17 billion in medically managed spend; and provides technology and health management services to support care management for more than 4 million lives, annually. For more information, visit coniferhealth.com or follow @coniferhealth on Twitter.

Conifer Health Solutions
Sharon Lakes, 469-803-3654
sharon.lakes@coniferhealth.com

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