Intel on Incentives to Share Health Data

As a self-insured global innovator and Fortune 100 leader, Intel Corporation views a healthy workforce as a strategic business advantage. To improve the health of employees and dependents, Intel developed a next-generation healthcare program aligned with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI’s) Triple Aim. This program, branded Connected Care, includes a custom integrated delivery system based on a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) approach to care and a value-based, shared-risk payment model – essentially an employer-sponsored and -facilitated accountable care organization (ACO) for Intel members.

Interoperability was critical to success, and Intel’s Connected Care program uses the eHealth Exchange and other standards to improve care coordination between onsite health centers and delivery systems partners.

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Intel Connected Care

On September 16, 2016, Intel Corporation’s Prashant Shah, Director of Engineering from Intel Health and Life Sciences, and Angela Mitchell, Sr. Program Lead for Connected Care from Intel Human Resources, shared the history and success of Connected Care, Intel’s employer-sponsored accountable care health plan. Intel Connected Care relies on the eHealth Exchange network to share patient data among the provider organizations, so that more complete and accurate information is available to help manage individual and population health. The groundbreaking partnership of providers, insurers, and employer is a microcosm of national trends today.

Read Intel’s “Advancing Interoperability for Healthcare” White Paper

The “Advancing Interoperability for Healthcare: Employer-led, Standards-based Collaboration to Support the Triple Aim” white paper is focused on Intel’s experience bringing Connected Care to their Oregon employees. Collaborating closely and supported by Epic and Greenway Health, Intel and its Oregon healthcare partners – Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Providence Health & Services in Oregon, Premise Health, and The Portland Clinic (TPC) – needed just eight months to implement coordinated workflows with push and pull connectivity across Greenway PrimeSUITE and three separate instances of Epic EHR.

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