Adventist Health’s goal is to advance the quality of care in our communities as well as improve patient experience through technology and services. To accomplish this, we have strategic partnerships, alliances and an array of vendors encompassing many business arrangements.
Adventist Health made a strategic decision to standardize, modernize and consolidate its revenue cycle functions. To achieve this goal, we partnered with Cerner to create an innovative approach for our revenue cycle operations. This expanded partnership builds upon our decade-plus relationship with Cerner and allows us to leverage a single platform, ensure consistency in our revenue management operations, and reach top quartile--or better--performance in the industry. Our patients, communities and employees, will benefit by this shared vision that advances the quality of care and improves the patient experience.
Also in 2013, a partnership was formed with Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) to provide facilities and real estate management services at more than 550 properties, representing in excess of 8 million square feet. This allows Adventist Health to focus on our core mission of providing quality health care, while leveraging JLL’s knowledge and expertise. JLL benefits our workforce, our patients and visitors to our facilities. The working relationship ensures service excellence, streamlines and standardizes facilities management and reduces costs.
Adventist Health is a long-standing member of Premier, Inc., a health care performance alliance that aims to improve the efficiency of health care facilities. This partnership allows our facilities and affiliates to realize significant supply chain costs, while improving performance.
We also partner with other health care systems sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist church in various areas to advance our missions and leverage respective strengths in delivering high quality, innovative care. Building alliances with established hospitals and health systems to create regional provider/payer networks, as well as aligning physician practices through regional clinical integration, ensures the health needs of the community are being met effectively, while providing a high level of care.