Altruista Health Selected to Provide Care Management Platform for Priority Health_Press Release
“We believe that GuidingCare’s patient-centric platform will further enhance our approach to care management and ensure that our members receive the best care possible" -- James Forshee, MD, SVP and CMO for Priority Health
Mar 27, 2019

Altruista Health® Selected to Provide Care Management Platform for Priority Health

(March 27, 2019, Reston, VA.) – Altruista Health, an innovative provider of care management technology solutions for health plans and provider organizations, announced today that Priority Health has selected Altruista’s GuidingCare platform to deliver care management services to nearly 900,000 Priority Health members in Michigan.

“Priority Health is dedicated to the use of innovative tools and new technologies that help us be more efficient and effective, and allow us to focus on the needs of our members,” said James Forshee, MD, senior vice president and chief medical officer for Priority Health. “We believe that GuidingCare’s patient-centric platform will further enhance our approach to care management and ensure that our members receive the best care possible.”

Priority Health expressed a need during the RFP process for a true partnership with the selected platform provider. Altruista’s high-touch support model, with knowledgeable health plan operations clinicians, aligned with Priority Health’s goals.

“With our roots in managing complex care members and our current leadership in advancing care across all populations – government sector and commercial alike – we think this partnership is an excellent fit,” said Ashish Kachru, Altruista’s chief executive officer. “We are excited to be bringing Priority Health into the fold with technology and expertise that can really make a difference for their membership.”
About Altruista Health

Altruista Health
 delivers population health management solutions that support value-based and person-centered care models. Our GuidingCare technology platform integrates care management, care coordination and quality improvement programs through a suite of sophisticated yet easy-to-use web applications. Founded in 2007 and headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, Altruista Health has grown into a recognized industry leader, and was named twice as one of the Top Population Health Management Companies to Know by Becker’s Healthcare. Health plans and healthcare providers use GuidingCare to transform their processes, reduce avoidable expenses and improve patient health outcomes.

About Priority Health

Priority Health is an award-winning, Michigan-based non-profit health plan nationally recognized for improving the health and lives of the people it serves. It continues to lead the industry in engaging members in their health, delivering effective health and disease management programs and working with physicians to improve health care outcomes and performance. Priority Health is one of only 20 health plans nationwide offering wellness programs accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, an organization which also rated it among the best health plans in the nation. The State of Michigan named the Priority Health HMO the benchmark plan for all individual and group HMO plans to model. Priority Health offers a broad portfolio of health benefit options for employer groups and individuals, including Medicare and Medicaid plans. Its network of health care providers features 95 percent of practicing physicians available in Michigan and more than 900,000 healthcare providers nationwide. Priority Health is the health plan component of an integrated delivery system called Spectrum Health.

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