Health care partnership named ‘abouthealth’

Seven of the state’s leading health care systems—Aspirus, Aurora Health Care, Bellin Health, Gundersen Health System, ProHealth Care, ThedaCare and UW Health—announced that their recently-formed partnership is named abouthealth.

The name is said to make a simple and clear statement about why these organizations have come together: to improve overall population health for the communities they serve while working together to advance clinical quality, efficiency and the customer experience.

“Collaboration is at the root of the abouthealth partnership,” said Greg Devine, chief executive officer. “We’re like-minded health care organizations partnering to make health care more accessible, approachable and easy for consumers at all stages of life.”

All seven organizations are recognized as leaders in delivering high-quality, low-cost care. The partners, who together cover nearly 90 percent of the state’s population, are leveraging their collective resources and best-in-class practices to improve the lifetime health of people in the communities they serve in Wisconsin and parts of Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota.

The members have the same electronic health record platforms and offer patients access to 47 hospitals and more than 7,000 providers.

“At the end of the day, each of the partners is ‘about health’ for our patients and the communities we serve. We believe that through clinical integration we can do something special in Wisconsin and make abouthealth the model for the future,” Devine said.

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