Chesterfield, Mo.-based Mercy Health is joining two other Missouri-based health systems to create a multi-state provider network.
The new collaborative of Mercy, University of Missouri Healthcare and St. Joseph-based Mosaic Life Care is called MPact Health.
The partners predictably said they plan to deliver high quality care at a low cost and will work together to share best practices.
The St. Louis Post Dispatch says the trio are already working on certain initiatives, including expanding telemedicine to “underserved areas of Missouri, creating a database to support population health and working with payers to offer ‘Innovative network options’ that are also low-cost for patients. ”
They also say that they’ll explore developing “a clinically integrated network of employed, independent and private practice physicians focused on improving healthcare quality and outcomes.”