How a Wisconsin system's Optum partnership will help retain its independence

Shifting 835 employees to Optum will help Pewaukee, Wisc.-based ProHealth Care remain independent at a time of increasing mergers and acquisitions, CEO Susan Edwards told the Milwaukee Business Journal Dec. 4. 

The health system's revenue cycle management, information technology, informatics, analytics and inpatient care management will officially transition to Optum on Jan. 27, according to the report. 

The Optum partnership will help ProHealth reduce expenses for employee wages and benefits, which will free up money to invest in new facilities, services and innovative ways of providing care, according to the report. 

"As one of the smaller [health] systems in the market, we certainly don’t have the ability to leverage scale," Ms. Edwards told the news outlet. "So, by working with Optum, we can basically leverage their scale and expertise to really enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of our administrative operations and also free up resources that will allow us to invest in improving the care in our communities."

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