DALLAS, Texas – Two clinically integrated networks, Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance and Catalyst Health Network, have begun working together in North Texas to accelerate the creation of high-quality, affordable healthcare solutions.
Innovation and integration are at the heart of this venture, as the organizations will work in partnership to tackle the biggest healthcare struggles people face today: ensuring access to care, coordinating care, and making quality healthcare more affordable for patients and employers. Baylor Scott & White and Catalyst Health Network believe that, through continued investment in primary care and alignment on shared goals of clinical integration, patients can be empowered, and communities can thrive.
"This collaboration means more Texans will have access to high-value healthcare," said Jim Hinton, chief executive officer, Baylor Scott & White Health. "Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance and Catalyst Health Network both have proven track records of innovation and a history of improving the health of populations while lowering their total cost of care. Our partnership will offer even more patients and members a network of engaged primary care physicians aligned with high-quality specialists and comprehensive hospital care – all with a genuine commitment to the highest quality, evidence-based healthcare."
"COVID-19 has revealed the inequities in our healthcare system and has increased the number of people having difficulty getting access to healthcare, especially primary care," said Christopher Crow, M.D., chief executive officer of Catalyst Health Network. "We need true transformation and collaboration to help our communities thrive. We hope this effort will bring the innovative solutions our region so desperately needs and deserves."
With 750,000 covered lives, Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance is the largest integrated network in Texas. Since 2013, Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance has refined its integrated care model, which encompasses comprehensive care management, data analytics, physician engagement, and clinical excellence. Baylor Scott & White's experience delivering integrated care management, virtual health and an exceptional member experience started first with its own employee population. To date, Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance has saved more than $200 million across 13 value-based contracts.
Catalyst Health Network is the largest integrated primary care network in Texas. The organization began its network of independent primary care in 2015 in North Texas. In the years that followed, it has grown to nearly 1,000 primary care providers, with over 300 office locations, and 100 care team members, serving over one million patients. To date, Catalyst Health Network has saved more than $75 million for the communities it serves.
About Catalyst Health Network
Catalyst Health Network is a URAC-accredited clinically integrated network of primary care physicians who have come together to provide high-quality care, helping communities thrive. With nearly 1,000 primary care providers, with over 300 office locations, and 100 care team members, serving over one million patients, Catalyst Health Network improves health, coordinates care, and lowers cost – creating sustainable and predictable value. For more information, visit catalysthealthnetwork.com or follow @CatalystHN on Twitter.
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About Baylor Scott & White Health
As the largest not-for-profit health system in the state of Texas, Baylor Scott & White promotes the health and well-being of every individual, family and community it serves. It is committed to making quality care more accessible, convenient and affordable through its integrated delivery network, which includes the Baylor Scott & White Health Plan, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, the Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance and its leading digital health platform – MyBSWHealth. Through 51 hospitals and more than 1,100 access points, including flagship academic medical centers in Dallas, Fort Worth and Temple, the system offers the full continuum of care, from primary to award-winning specialty care. Founded as a Christian ministry of healing more than a century ago, Baylor Scott & White today serves more than three million Texans. For more information, visit: BSWHealth.com