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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - Inspira Health Network Joins Alliance with Horizon BCBSNJ and Other Health Care Leaders to Transform How Health Care is Delivered and Financed in New Jersey

The OMNIA Health Alliance is a first-of-its kind collaboration between the state’s leading hospitals, a major physician group, and New Jersey’s largest health insurer to accelerate the transformation away from the traditional, fee-for-service model of care.
MULLICA HILL, NJ (September 10, 2015) – Inspira Health Network announced today that it has joined Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, along with other leading health systems and a major multispecialty physician group, to form a unique, first-of-its-kind statewide alliance. The OMNIA Health Alliance is committed to radically altering how health care is financed and delivered in New Jersey to reward value, which it defines as high quality care, an enhanced patient experience, and lower total cost of care.

The traditional, fee-for-service health care system generally treats patients after they become sick, and hospitals and doctors are paid for the amount of services they provide to those patients. The OMNIA Health Alliance will dedicate significant intellectual and financial resources to change this paradigm by developing new approaches to keep individuals healthy through increased population health management and more integrated, coordinated care that rewards better health outcomes, an enhanced patient experience, and more effective, lower cost care.

“It’s our vision to be the region’s leading network of health care providers in all settings,” says John DiAngelo, president and CEO of Inspira Health Network. “This collaboration with Horizon, our physicians, and our patients aligns with how we want to move forward as a health network. This is an exciting time for Inspira and our communities.”

Inspira has joined Horizon BCBSNJ and the following multispecialty physician group and health systems (with their aligned physicians) to form the OMNIA Health Alliance:

  • Atlantic Health System
  • Barnabas Health
  • Hackensack University Health Network
  • Hunterdon Medical Center
  • Inspira Health Network
  • Robert Wood Johnson Health System
  • Summit Medical Group

OMNIA Health Alliance will dedicate significant intellectual and financial resources to developing new approaches that will reward high quality health care, an enhanced health care experience for consumers, and a lower total cost of care.

“The OMNIA Health Alliance will create an unprecedented collaboration that will significantly transform how health care is financed and delivered in New Jersey for the better,” said Robert A. Marino, chairman and CEO of Horizon BCBSNJ. “Through the OMNIA Health Alliance, we are all making a long-term commitment with a new level of trust, cooperation, and energy that will benefit health care consumers in New Jersey.”
The OMNIA Health Alliance organizations all have a shared vision and commitment to rewarding high quality health care, significant expertise and ability to impact the health status of large populations, strong brand reputations among consumers and employers, and the resources and capabilities to use new technology to deliver more effective and efficient health care to consumers and employers. The OMNIA Health Alliance was created to meet consumer and employer demands for greater access to affordable, high-quality health care that provides a better health care experience for consumers.
To obtain more information and see videos featuring the CEO’s and other leaders of the OMNIA Health Alliance go to HorizonBlue.com/OMNIA.
About OMNIA Health Alliance
The OMNIA Health Alliance was created by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, the state’s largest health insurer, and Atlantic Health System, Barnabas Health, Hackensack University Health Network, Hunterdon Healthcare, Inspira Health Network, Robert Wood Johnson Health System, and Summit Medical Group to transform New Jersey’s health care system from the traditional, fee-for-service model to one that rewards health care value. The OMNIA Health Alliance will dedicate significant intellectual and financial resources to developing new approaches that will reward high quality health care, an enhanced health care experience for consumers, and a lower total cost of care.
About Inspira Health Network
Inspira Health Network is a charitable nonprofit health care organization formed in November 2012 by the merger of South Jersey Healthcare and Underwood-Memorial Hospital. The network, which traces its roots to 1899, now comprises three hospitals, four multi-specialty health centers and a total of more than 60 locations. These include outpatient imaging and rehabilitation centers; urgent care; numerous specialty centers, including sleep medicine, cardiac testing and wound care; home care and hospice; and more than two dozen primary and specialty physician practices in Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties.

Together with its medical staff of more than 1,100 physicians and other care providers, as well as more than 5,500 employees, Inspira Health Network provides evidence-based care to help each patient achieve the best possible outcome. Clinical and support staffs are focused on providing quality care in a safe environment. For more information about Inspira Health Network, call 1-800-INSPIRA.