Ochsner Health is a system that delivers health to the people of Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate.
February 28, 2023, NEW ORLEANS – Ochsner Health Network (OHN), the Gulf South’s largest clinically integrated network (CIN) and nationally recognized leader in value-based care, has released its 2021-2022 Impact Report.
“This report is a culmination of the accomplishments and efforts of our network of physicians and healthcare partners to extend high-quality, value-based care to patients and communities along the Gulf Coast,” said OHN Chief Executive Officer Eric Gallagher. The report demonstrates the profound impact the network has made upon:
OHN’s population health efforts bring together more than 5,500 physicians and healthcare providers to improve care quality and patient outcomes and improve healthcare efficiency.
“Through industry-leading care management programs, powerful data and analytics tools, and evidence-based protocols, we are equipping partner physicians and their care teams to create better patient outcomes and experiences at a lower cost,” said OHN Chief Medical Officer Beau Raymond, MD.
The last two years have delivered unprecedented challenges to the healthcare community, from delays in care due to COVID-19 to skyrocketing healthcare costs. Despite these headwinds, Ochsner Health Network and its partners have achieved meaningful results, both clinically and financially. The network also partners with payers and employers who value quality care as much as they do.
“OHN takes an individualized approach with each payer by offering both value-based agreements and network products that deliver high quality outcomes for patients at a lower cost. As a result, OHN is able to deliver a better patient experience and continued growth and success for our partners,” said Jeff Fernandez, Senior Vice President, Population Health and Chief Executive Officer, Ochsner Health Plan. “Since January 2021, our administrative services only (ASO) products have gained over 12,000 beneficiaries. We’ve also added more than 22,000 beneficiaries to our Medicare Shared Savings Program in the same timeframe.”
The network’s latest impact report highlights its patient population growth, participating physician growth, and employer contract growth over the last two years. It also explores quality performance metrics on populations managed at OHN, with a focus on chronic conditions such as hypertension and Type 2 diabetes, as well as preventative care efforts, such as cancer screenings.
“Six years since its founding, Ochsner Health Network’s vision remains steadfast – bringing like-minded physicians together to strengthen communities and inspire patients to live healthier lives by providing the right care in the right place at the right time,” said OHN CEO Eric Gallagher. “Through OHN, patients’ healthcare dollars go further, their health information is streamlined among their providers, and they gain access to a wealth of preventive, diagnostic, treatment-related and wellness-promoting resources. “
To learn more about the Ochsner Health Network, visit: https://www.ochsner.org/lo/ochsner-health-network
About Ochsner Health Network
A leader in innovative healthcare delivery, Ochsner Health Network (OHN) comprises leading health systems, partner physician groups and affiliated community providers across the greater Gulf South region. OHN is the largest and most advanced clinically integrated network (CIN) in the region and brings select health providers together to improve quality and reduce costs. The nearly 3,500 primary care and specialty care physicians participating in OHN are focused on sharing knowledge, resources, processes and technology to: improve healthcare quality and patient outcomes; center the care delivery model around the patient; develop better coverage solutions for employers and patients; and improve efficiency, thereby reducing the total cost of care.