Hartford HealthCare and Iora Health Partner in Primary Care

March 03, 2015 By Hartford HealthCare

Iora to deliver innovative primary care to Hartford HealthCare Employees and families

Hartford HealthCare and Iora Health today announced a partnership to bring Iora Health’s innovative primary care delivery system to Hartford HealthCare employees and their families.

As like-minded leaders in innovative health care, the two organizations are working together to continue to improve the way patients receive primary care. This new relationship includes the opening of a new primary care practice, built with Iora Health’s innovative care delivery system, for Hartford HealthCare employees and their families.

The practice, called the Hartford HealthCare Health Center, Primary Care by Iora Health, has been designed specifically for the Hartford HealthCare community. Iora Health’s primary care operating model includes several unique features: integrated primary care teams that include providers, health coaches and a behavioral health specialist; longer appointment times with the care team to better understand patient needs; a proprietary collaborative care platform that is built with the patient in mind; and exceptional service within — and beyond — the walls of the practice to help patients navigate the often complex health care system.

“Hartford HealthCare continues to lead Connecticut in improving how health care is delivered through continuously innovating and developing and sharing best practices,” said James Cardon, MD, Hartford HealthCare’s Chief Clinical Integration Officer. “We’re honored to partner with Iora to provide innovative care to our employees and their families.”

The partnership with Iora will enable Hartford HealthCare to continue — and accelerate — its own primary-care transformation. Areas of focus for Hartford HealthCare include improving patient access, engaging patients to be partners in their own care, and controlling costs.

“Iora’s mission is to transform health care by building a completely new operating system starting with primary care. To achieve this, we look to partner with like-minded sponsors who understand that we need a new model of care to help fix the health care system,” said Rushika Fernandopulle, M.D., M.P.P., co-founder and CEO of Iora Health. “We are delighted to partner with Hartford HealthCare to deliver Iora’s innovative — and proven — model of care to help improve the lives of Hartford employees and families.”

About Hartford HealthCare
Hartford HealthCare is Connecticut’s most comprehensive health care network. Our fully integrated health system includes a tertiary-care teaching hospital, an acute-care community teaching hospital, an acute-care hospital and trauma center, two community hospitals, the state’s most extensive behavioral health services network, a statewide clinical laboratory operation, a large primary care physician practice group, a regional home care system, an array of senior care services, a coordinated cancer institute with five cancer centers, and a large physical therapy rehabilitation network. To learn more, visit www.hartfordhealthcare.org, and see how Hartford HealthCare is creating a better future for health care in Connecticut and beyond.

About Iora Health
Iora Health is restoring humanity to health care by providing a radically different model of primary care built from the ground up. Iora Health’s care model provides extraordinary service to patients to ensure improved health outcomes while also lowering overall plan costs. Our patients enjoy the benefits of better access to care, office and non-office based encounters (e.g. phone, text messages, and email), an accessible and transparent medical record, and robust educational offerings. Our practices, across the U.S., enjoy the benefits of smaller sizes, closer relationships with patients, and the opportunity to lead systemic change in healthcare delivery while working with a true team. For more information, please visit www.iorahealth.com.