Kaiser Permanente and Emory Healthcare announce new collaboration for integrated care
Woodruff Health Sciences Center | June 13, 2018
Emory Healthcare, the clinical arm of Emory University, and Kaiser Permanente will collaborate to develop a new care model that provides Kaiser Permanente members with a fully integrated
In announcing their formal agreement, the two organizations underscore their shared values in quality, innovation, education, affordability
“The long-term benefits of this collaboration will serve as a national model for other health systems and extend beyond our two organizations,” says Jonathan S. Lewin, CEO of Emory Healthcare and Executive Vice President for Health Affairs of Emory University. “Patients and communities far beyond Georgia will benefit from the transformation in care, affordability, research, prevention and health outcomes that will come from this initiative. Emory and Kaiser Permanente share closely aligned missions to serve our communities and bring together the best of academic scholarship, research and patient- and family-centered care.”
The two organizations, including their physician and clinical leadership, will also work to improve community health, address health care disparities, make health care more affordable, and enhance education for skilled and compassionate
“This unique collaboration will combine the highly complementary strengths of Kaiser Permanente and Emory Healthcare, both of which have rich histories in medical excellence, exceptional service, research
“Our physician groups view one another with the highest respect and look forward to learning and collaborating together,” says Mary Wilson, MD, Executive Medical Director and President of The Southeast Permanente Medical Group, Inc. “We are aligned in our values and mission to deliver the highest quality care while honoring the unique needs of our patients. I am excited to partner on our inpatient model of care, as well as leverage our mutual research capabilities to further impact the practice of medicine. Together we will transform the care and quality we deliver to the patients we serve.”
Highlights of the agreement include:
- The collaboration will include
developmentof infrastructure and joint capacity planning, and the implementation of collaborative processes on physician staffing, enhanced technology, care coordination, active engagement of patients and families, and ongoing evaluation of performance measures.
- The Southeast Permanente Medical Group (TSPMG) physicians, who care for Kaiser Permanente members, will treat their patients at Emory University Hospital Midtown and Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital. These physicians will oversee their members’ care experience with
activeengagement of Kaiser Permanente’s care managers and with support from Emory providers.
- Kaiser Permanente will maintain some existing service affiliations, including labor and delivery services, which will continue to be provided at Northside Hospital.
- Emory Healthcare will continue its existing relationships with all of its affiliated health plans and will continue to serve their members and all existing patients without a change in service or access.
Both organizations anticipate caring for Kaiser Permanente members at Emory University Hospital Midtown and Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital in October 2018. Throughout the next several months of implementing the agreement, Kaiser Permanente will focus on ensuring its patients continue to receive seamless, high-quality, affordable care
About Emory Healthcare
Emory Healthcare, with more than 17,000 employees and seven hospitals, is the most comprehensive academic health system in Georgia. Emory Healthcare has $3.3 billion in annual net revenue and provides $73.5 million in charity care. System-wide, it has 2,046 licensed patient beds, over 2,000 physicians practicing in more than 70 specialties and serves metro Atlanta with 200 locations. Emory Healthcare is the only health system in Georgia with three Magnet-designated hospitals for nursing excellence, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory University Hospital
About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to shaping the future of