AMGA Announces New Collaborative for Healthcare Providers to Harness Analytics as Driver of Clinical and Operational Efficiency

Alexandria, VA – AMGA announced it is launching the AMGA Collaborative for Performance ExcellenceSM, a forum for the association’s members to use data and advanced analytics to achieve success in preparing for risk-based contracts and to drive clinical and operational efficiency. The collaborative’s analytics capabilities are powered by Optum®.

The collaborative addresses four domains crucial to health systems and medical groups: total cost of care; practice efficiency; high-risk patients; and clinical quality and safety. Participants will initially select one domain for a focused project in addition to receiving quarterly benchmarking across all four domains that will enable comparisons across participating groups.

“Continuous improvement is AMGA members’ mantra, and the collaborative provides the roadmap to enable even the best to get better,” said Jerry Penso, M.D., M.B.A., AMGA president and CEO. “By partnering with Optum, we are able to pair healthcare’s strongest clinical and claims analytics platform with a proven collaborative learning framework to offer members a data-driven pathway for improved performance.”

Robert Musslewhite, CEO and president, Optum Analytics, said, “We value the opportunity to support AMGA in this next-generation analytics collaborative, and to enable AMGA members to gain insights that help reduce costs and improve outcomes for the patients they serve.”

Participating organizations will engage in a series of structured activities designed to improve their performance. Collaborative activities will include in-person meetings, quarterly granular benchmark reports, webinars, access to a panel of expert advisors, and shared learning among AMGA organizations about highest performers’ best practices.

This initiative will follow AMGA’s successful learning collaborative framework, which has been used in over a dozen collaboratives to deliver measurably improved care and reduced costs. Participants are invited to join the collaborative beginning the first quarter of 2019.


About AMGA

AMGA is a trade association leading the transformation of health care in America. Representing multispecialty medical groups and integrated systems of care, we advocate, educate, innovate, and empower our members to deliver the next level of high performance health. AMGA is the national voice promoting awareness of our members’ recognized excellence in the delivery of coordinated, high quality, high-value care. More than 175,000 physicians practice in our member organizations, delivering care to one in three Americans.

About Optum

Optum is a leading information and technology-enabled health services business dedicated to helping make the health system work better for everyone. With more than 150,000 people worldwide, Optum delivers intelligent, integrated solutions that help to modernize the health system and improve overall population health. Optum is part of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH).


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