Banner Health contracts Aetna for tech services

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Banner Health Network, an Arizona patient care and business partnership between Arizona Integrated Physicians, the Banner Medical Group, the Banner Physician Hospital Organization and Banner Health, is contracting Aetna for technology support for population health management and patient services.

The agreement includes support for its 50,000 Medicare fee-for-service patients covered under the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) shared savings program and members in Aetna's ACO relationship with Banner Health Network, the Hartford, Conn.-based Aetna stated.

Aetna will implement its technology and care management services to support quality and coordination for Banner Health physicians and their patients. The agreement includes implementation of the following capabilities from Aetna companies:

  • Health information exchange technology from Medicity to enable exchange of health information across a patient’s care team;
  • Active CareTeam from Active Health Management to give physicians access to clinical decision support services and a desktop-based workflow tool to track, monitor, coordinate and report on patient outcomes; and
  • Smartphone and online appointment setting and pre-registration services for patients through iTriage.