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HealthInsight and Q Corp Agree to Explore Strategic Partnership

August 23, 2016

Portland, Ore. — August 23, 2016 — The governing boards of HealthInsight Management Corporation, HealthInsight Oregon and Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation (Q Corp) have reached a contractual agreement to move forward with the development of a strategic business partnership.

For the past several years, HealthInsight Management Corporation, HealthInsight Oregon (formerly Acumentra Health) and Q Corp have been partners in a variety of health care quality improvement (QI) activities nationally and in Oregon, including the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program contract. The organizations have engaged in discussions to explore strategic opportunities and partnerships to strengthen and leverage their activities across the four-state region of Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Utah.

“We are very excited about this unique opportunity to leverage our collective efforts around transforming health care to achieve better health, higher quality health care and greater affordability,” said Marc Bennett, President & CEO of HealthInsight. “We believe this partnership will improve our ability to secure funding to develop new programs and services for the benefit of patients and providers throughout our region.”

“Our organizations have significant strengths across our respective communities,” said Mylia Christensen, Executive Director of Q Corp. “This new relationship will enable us to achieve broader reach and engagement, and to produce Triple Aim results as collaboratively and efficiently as possible.”

Over the next six months, the three organizations will develop a detailed operating and administrative services plan that will propose the long-term management relationships and service delivery expectations. They will also develop a joint strategy and plan for business development, governance and communications. Before the end of the contract period, the respective boards will review and approve proposed plans for operations, administrative services, partnership structure and governance.

Throughout the term of the contract and any extensions, Ms. Christensen will serve as Executive Director for Q Corp and for HealthInsight Oregon. Neidra Evans, HealthInsight Oregon’s Interim Executive Director, will serve as Associate Executive Director to help assure continuity through the transition.

HealthInsight Management Corporation oversees affiliated 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporations in Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Utah. HealthInsight is a recognized leader in quality improvement; transparency and public reporting; use of health information technology; engaging patients and communities to improve their health; and redesigning how care is paid for and delivered. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, HealthInsight holds various contracts and grants in key areas of health care improvement, including leading health care QI activities for the Medicare program as the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for a four-state region serving Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Utah. HealthInsight has more than 40 years of experience assisting front-line providers and engaging health care stakeholders to improve health care and outcomes.

Portland-based HealthInsight Oregon served as the Medicare QIO for Oregon from 1984 to 2014 and is the current External Quality Review Organization for the state Medicaid program. The company has provided health care QI and utilization review services across the spectrum of care for more than 30 years, working with Oregon providers, health systems, and health plans to ensure that Oregonians receive safe, cost-effective, and evidence-based care.

Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation (Q Corp) is an independent, nonprofit organization with a 15-year history of improving the quality and affordability of health care in Oregon. Q Corp leads community collaboration and produces unbiased information to support health care transformation efforts across the state and nationally.