Seven N.J., Pa. Systems Form Alliance to Focus on Population Health Management

Seven systems that include 25 hospitals in New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania have formed an alliance to build expertise in population health management and capitalize on economies of scale without the complications of merging assets.

Seven systems that include 25 hospitals in New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania have formed an alliance to build expertise in population health management and capitalize on economies of scale without the complications of merging assets.

In July, more than 20 hospitals in central and south Georgia formed Stratus Healthcare, a consortium that now includes about 2,000 physicians and more than 18,700 employees.

Earlier that month, three systems in the Philadelphia area similarly formed a limited liability corporation to gain population health management expertise. The systems will focus first on managing healthcare benefits for their combined 32,000 employees.

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Source: Modern Healthcare

Known as AllSpire Health Partners, the network's organizations have combined revenue of $10.5 billion. The systems are the latest to band together in an arrangement that the participants believe will deliver the benefits of scale without giving up their independence.