2 local companies partner to transform healthcare

DENVER - Two local healthcare companies are joining forces to help transform the industry from volume-based care to value-based care.

Centura Health and Davita Healthcare Partners announced a new joint venture that will empower providers to deliver high quality healthcare, while lowering costs for Colorado consumers.

The companies will combine their expertise to offer resources that give medical professionals sophisticated tools that allow them to focus on prevention.

"We spend time looking at patient's information when they're not coming to talk to us to see who is likely to get sick, or who is likely to go in the hospital," said Kent Thiry, CEO of Davita HealthCare Partners. "And then we proactively reach out to them in their homes to make sure they get the kind of care they need in order to prevent a recurrence.

"If you think about the current system of healthcare, it's fragmented, it's episodic - and it's based upon a notion of a passive consumer," said Gary Campbell, President and CEO of Centura Health. "We're going to turn that 180 degrees. We're going to engage. We're going to empower."

For those concerned with privacy the companies say they have great track records of maintaining patient confidentiality, while sharing the appropriate information that helps doctors offer the best care.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)


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