Health First Forms Strategic Partnership with Privia Health
MELBOURNE, Fla. (March 4, 2019) - Health First is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Privia Health, a national physician organization that will help improve quality outcomes and access to care, provide advanced technology and deliver an exceptional customer experience.
"As the health services industry begins to pivot towards a customer-centered experience, Health First is seeking to work with partners who share our vision of improving wellness and health," said Frank Letherby, Chief Executive Officer of Health First Medical Group. "We will work with our new partner, Privia Health, and will bring national best practices and proprietary technology to our community."
Privia Health has a national physician organization of more than 2,000 providers and will assist Health First Medical Group with the implementation of an enhanced, seamless experience for patients and families. Privia will provide population health programs and a comprehensive electronic medical record system enabling physicians to better coordinate the care of their patients. This partnership will further benefit customers by helping to lower healthcare costs, while maintaining Health First's local ownership and remaining in complete control of the Brevard-based Integrated Delivery Network (IDN).
"Privia unites innovative leaders whose growth strategies embrace our evolving healthcare landscape," said Shawn Morris, CEO of Privia Health. "This unique partnership with such a progressive health system expands Privia into Florida's growing market. We will work together with Health First and local physicians to continue improving upon the exceptional care that is delivered throughout the region while transforming the healthcare delivery experience."
About Health First: Founded in 1995, Health First is Brevard County's not-for-profit, community healthcare system. The fully Integrated Delivery Network (IDN) includes health insurance plans, hospitals, a multi-specialty medical group and outpatient and wellness services. As a locally owned, not-for-profit organization, Health First is committed to investing in our community. In 2017, Health First provided more than $159 million in community support. To learn more about Health First and how we are giving back to our community, please visit HFgivesback.org
About Privia Health: Privia Health is a national physician organization meeting providers where they are to transform the healthcare delivery experience. Through high-performance physician groups, accountable care organizations, and population health management programs, Privia works in partnership with health plans, health systems and employers to better align reimbursements to quality and outcomes. Our physician-led model, scalable systems and proprietary technology reduce unnecessary healthcare costs, achieve better outcomes, and improve the health of patients we serve. For more information: priviahealth.com. @PriviaHealth