Ellis Medicine, St. Peter’s Health Partners to Collaborate with Physicians to Create Joint Clinically Integrated Network
Initiative will bring private physicians, health systems, other providers together in innovative organization to create new ways of providing health services that will result in higher quality, better health and greater value for Capital Region residents
Albany & Schenectady, NY – St. Peter’s Health Partners (SPHP) and Ellis Medicine (Ellis), two of this region’s largest and most respected health care systems, announced today they will form a new regional alliance that will provide the platform for the two systems to explore a variety of collaborative opportunities. This will include the creation and operation of the Capital Region’s first innovative Clinically Integrated Network (CIN) that will focus on access, quality, population health and health costs.
A Clinically Integrated Network (CIN) is a partnership among physicians, hospital(s) and/or health system(s), collectively committed to active, ongoing clinical initiatives designed to control costs and improve the quality of health care services. The new physician-led CIN will allow private physician groups, SPHP and Ellis to work together in coordinating and improving the delivery of health care, as well as participating in new methods of reimbursement. Ellis Medicine and SPHP are creating the initial legal structure and funding the information technology and administrative infrastructure that will help establish this new physician-driven health system partnership.