Geisinger Health System and its health plan, Geisinger Health Plan, are working together to advance healthcare through the use of the organization’s Keystone Health Information Exchange. Before now, health plans have not thought extensively about the use of HIEs, but that’s changing, say executives at Geisinger. With value-based care growing, the environment is ripe for change, as healthcare providers and organizations across the continuum strive to find ways to improve care while holding costs down. As evidence of this trend, Pennsylvania has indicated it wants to close care gaps for chronic conditions and is encouraging healthcare organizations, including health plans, to participate in HIEs.
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