July 28, 2021 – Carrum Health announced a strategic agreement with Vizient, Inc. (Irving, TX).
The agreement enables Carrum Health to accelerate expansion of its regionalized Center of Excellence (COE) marketplace and more efficiently apply its quality analysis to evaluate potential COEs to join the Carrum Health platform.
Employers using Carrum Health will now have greater access to quality care through high-value providers affiliated with Vizient member healthcare systems, which includes more than half of the nation’s hospitals including 97% of academic medical centers.
Carrum Health will leverage Vizient’s analytics to provide value-based insights regarding high-quality, affordable care for self-insured employers.
Carrum Health developed “the first digital marketplace that guides patients to the top providers for common, costly procedures such as joint replacement, spinal and bariatric surgery and cancer care.”
Providers deliver these services for a single, transparent, bundled cost.
This approach improves health outcomes for patients and can reduce employers’ contributions to employee healthcare by more than 45%, according to a recent RAND report. With a strong focus on clinical quality, Carrum Health evaluates both the COE and the surgeon with a proprietary 50-point evaluation process, ensuring only the top 10% of providers are invited to join the platform, the company says.