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HSHS physician partners

Transforming Health Care through our Care Integration Strategy


HSHS is working with our physician partners to provide the patients we serve with a seamless, highly integrated experience that is efficient and allows for easy access to care. Our efforts around Care Integration involve breaking down the traditional barriers that prevent coordination between various clinicians by embracing medical information technology and applying evidence-based practices to the diagnosis and treatment of our patients. 

Our Physician Care Integration Network (PCIN) gives HSHS the ability to effectively partner with physicians and provide high quality care in a highly effective manner.

Testing new care models in the kinds of rural and mid-sized communities where many Americans receive care
  • Multi-specialty physician groups aligned with hospitals
  • Coordinated care for cardiac conditions in rural Illinois
  • Clinical integration network with more than 1,800 providers in Illinois and Wisconsin
  • Fifteen Medical Home sites in rural and mid-sized communities
  • Evidence of lower readmissions and ER use for:
    • Medical Home patients compared to others
    • Congestive Heart Failure patients using home monitoring
Creating coordinated delivery systems
  • Focusing on a patient-centric experience
  • Engaging patients in their own health
  • Assuming financial risk for populations
    • Exploring opportunities to participate as Medicaid care coordination entities

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