- By: Lisa Simmons
- Posted on: 06-05-2017
Santéch will join a number of industry innovators leading the charge for change in the payer space at the upcoming AHIP Institute & Expo on June 7th through June 9th in Austin, Texas. The company will unveil its “Agile Provider Network” model for payers to quickly and efficiently create their care networks and forge successful provider partnerships, at the Santéch booth #1239 and in a special session for the payer C-suite and leadership teams.
“Payers are rightfully wondering how they can better manage provider data and provider relationships in this new era of consumer-driven healthcare. We are looking forward to helping them discover the answer—the ‘Agile Provider Network’–at AHIP,” said Neeraj K. Sharma, Chief Operating Officer at Santéch Solutions.
How a “Cool Vendor” is changing network management for the better
Santéch was recently included in the Gartner “Cool Vendors in Health-Value Management for U.S. Healthcare Payers, 2017” report by Bryan Cole, Jeff Cribbs, Brad Holmes, published April 11, 2017.1 The report offers U.S. healthcare payer CIOs an in-depth look into the innovative administrative, customer engagement and analytics capabilities that enable payers to enhance their value to consumers and customers, and disrupt problematic industry norms.
One of the worst of these entrenched norms is an outdated, very fragmented way of managing networks. Data is segmented into different departments, with multiple systems and departments managing networks, often inconsistently. This flawed approach hinders rapid expansion into new markets and is the cause of equally fractured relationships with providers.
To that end, Santéch is on a mission to make provider and network management infinitely smarter. The company’s platforms (I-Network, I-Enroll and the patent-pending I-Net Xchange) free payers and providers from tedious, duplicative management of important provider data, and provide a modern infrastructure that fosters mutually profitable relationships and care networks.
Payers, in particular, leverage the I-Network enterprise platform as a single version of truth to seamlessly manage all aspects of their provider networks–including onboarding, credentialing, contracts, and updating provider directories. Both payers and providers use I-Net Xchange to seamlessly relay data to each other, preventing the duplication of provider data and improving its quality.
Most importantly, Santéch’s platforms consolidate and streamline interactions between payers and providers and allow greater collaboration—all essential ingredients for successful payer-provider relationships in an era of healthcare increasingly driven by consumer choice and preferences.
Learn more about the Agile Provider Network
Santéch will present the interactive session: “The Agile Provider Network: Reinventing Network Management and Provider Relations for Today’s Consumer-Driven Health Care” at AHIP on June 8th, from 6:00 to 6:45 p.m. at the AHIP Presentation Theater in the Exhibit Hall. The session is geared to payer executives who seek to create profitable networks and recruit qualified providers in a fraction of the time it currently takes. It will be led by Neeraj K. Sharma, Santéch COO, and Bert Fajardo, Santéch VP of Strategy and Solutions.
For a sneak peek at “The Agile Provider Network” approach, download Santéch’s free guide on the topic here.
Founded and managed by healthcare specialists, Santéch offers innovative solutions to payers, practices and health systems to transform their provider and network management capabilities. Built for scalability and high performance, our enterprise-caliber solutions are designed to meet the needs of small, midsize and large organizations. In 2017, Santéch was named a Gartner Cool Vendor in Health-Value Management. Santéch is a Delaware Corporation headquartered in Oxnard, Calif. with offices in California and New Jersey.