Iris Healthcare Inc., a leader in technology-enabled Advance Care Planning (ACP) services for health plans provider organizations and their members, announced a partnership with UMPQUA Health Alliance to construct ACP services for their Medicaid and Dual Eligible memberships.
- UMPQUA members would have access to Iris Premier to review and document the patients’ care goals and preferences. This would help patients retain control of their healthcare, overcome family details, and avoid undesired nonbeneficial care.
- Steve Wardle, CEO of Iris Healthcare said, “ our partnership will allow UMPQUA members facing serious medical conditions to remain in control of their healthcare by promoting important conversations that support them in understanding sharing and documenting their preferences for future medical care”.
- Iris ACP solutions allow health plans and provider organizations to provide a meaningful, beneficial program to members and patients. It takes the burden off internal resources, through a structured and scalable approach based on member population, demographics, and technical talent.
- Dr.Carr, Chief Medical Officer at UMPQUA Health said, “Involving facilitators experienced in the complexities of this process takes the weight from clinicians and allows them to initiate the conversation with patients, knowing that Iris will pursue it to completion. This service is a boon to primary care providers and the Oregon Health plan. They immediately approved and understood the benefit and power of what Iris technology offers”.