Allina CIO on How Partnership with Health Catalyst & Aetna Help It Advance Analytics, Pop Health (Healthcare IT News)

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[By Mike Milliard]

Chief Information Officer Jonathan Shoemaker offers a glimpse inside the health system’s innovative arrangements.

Allina Health is amid a unique and pioneering partnership with Health Catalyst and another with insurer Aetna to drive analytics and population health management initiatives.

It’s been three years, in fact, since the Minneapolis-based health system first announced a decade-long, $100 million-plus deal in which Allina – Health Catalyst’s first customer – shared its own data warehousing and analytics tools, content and personnel with the Salt Lake City-based vendor, which in turn gives Allina full access to its technology to help drive system-wide process and outcomes improvements.

Each year, the two organizations develop a list of clinical and financial projects to prioritize. As Allina gets help using its data to drive efficiencies and quality gains, Health Catalyst can use the 12 hospitals and 90 clinics of the $3.7 billion health system as a living laboratory to develop… View Full Article Here

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