Ashville, N.C.-based Mission Health and GE Healthcare announced a 10-year outcomes-based agreement that both organizations say will help drive value for patients. A non-academic, regional integrated health system featuring 730 beds, Mission Health is a high-volume, high-acuity tertiary-quaternary hospital.

The health system’s goal with the multi-year partnership with GE Healthcare is to achieve system-wide costs savings and efficiency gains. Mission Health is targeting $40 million in direct, operational savings—and part of those savings will come through investing in GE Healthcare’s radiology systems.

As part of this agreement, both entities will co-develop, pilot, and deploy technologies with an initial focus on optimizing the imaging experience and utilization and facilitating better patient-care transitions. Specific to imaging, Mission Health and GE Healthcare will target systems that help support patients to make informed choices based on comparable costs and wait times, while providing rapid results. Additionally, for provider organizations, the companies will work on streamlining patients to the right imaging modality at the right time and location, while balancing capacity and availability.

“This is an innovative, collaborative, outcomes-driven relationship focused on developing new, transformational ways of caring for patients at Mission Health and nationwide,” says Ronald A. Paulus, MD, president and CEO of Mission Health.

John Flannery, president and CEO of GE Healthcare echoes these sentiments, saying: “To make this level of partnership possible, it takes two organizations to think both differently and collaboratively. We are honored to work with Mission Health and strongly believe that this strategic, outcomes-based agreement will ensure alignment and focus on shared priorities.”

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