Yale New Haven Health System and Conifer Health Discuss Strategies for Clinical Integration at ACHE 2016 Congress
Session Chronicles Step-by-Step Methodology to Build Clinically Integrated Networks

Frisco, Texas – March 15, 2016 – Conifer Health President of Value-Based Care, Megan North and Amanda Skinner, executive director of Clinical Integration and Population Health for Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS), will co-present “A Step-by-Step Approach to A Clinically Integrated Network,” to attendees of the 2016 American College of Healthcare Executives’ Annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership (ACHE Congress). The 2016 ACHE Congress runs March 14-17 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago. North and Skinner will deliver Session 78X from 8:45-10:15 a.m. CDT on March 16.

YNHHS is one among a number of large health systems that have engaged with Conifer Health to assist in structuring risk models to support effective value-based care arrangements. North and Skinner will discuss elements associated with building a clinically integrated network including legal, clinical and financial considerations. The co-presenters will also demonstrate how accurate data helps benchmark the quality of care, utilization of resources, and cost efficiencies to develop a sustainable governance and incentive structure. An infographic depicting the key steps their presentation will outline can be found at coniferhealth.com/alignment.

The joint Conifer Health-YNHHS session comes as a September 2015 survey conducted by HealthLeaders Media Intelligence, found that nearly 52 percent of hospitals and health systems executives surveyed said they see clinical integration as the cornerstone for both the "strategic alignment of physicians in their respective care communities and to better manage the health of populations across a complete care continuum."

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 American College of Healthcare Executives
The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) is an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE offers its prestigious FACHE® credential, signifying board certification in healthcare management. ACHE's established network of 80 chapters provides access to networking, education and career development at the local level. In addition, ACHE is known for its magazine, Healthcare Executive, and its career development and public policy programs. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery. The Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives was established to further advance healthcare management excellence through education and research. The Foundation of ACHE is known for its educational programs—including the annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which draws more than 4,000 participants—and groundbreaking research. Its publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on health services management including textbooks for college and university courses.
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