Evolent Health Joins Stanford Clinical Excellence Research Center as Acceleration Partner
Feb 03, 2015

Evolent Health Joins Stanford Clinical Excellence Research Center as Acceleration Partner

By Evolent Health | February 3, 2015

Washington, D.C. (February 3, 2015) – Evolent Health, the leader in helping progressive health care systems build and own the path to value-based care, today announced its collaboration with Stanford University’s Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC) by joining CERC’s Acceleration Partnership program. As an Acceleration Partner, Evolent Health will support CERC’s mission of research, service and teaching related to the design and testing of innovative health care delivery methods that substantially lower health-related spending while improving quality and experience of care.

“Our participation in CERC’s Acceleration Partners’ program is an exciting way to advance our deep commitment to care delivery innovation, and we are honored to participate in CERC-organized knowledge exchange, innovation design, and embedded learning,” said Frank Williams, Chief Executive Officer of Evolent. “Value-based care is the future of U.S. health care. We need progressive organizations such as Stanford University and our partner systems joined together in a national network to drive care model innovation across the country.”

“We are very grateful for Evolent’s collaboration,” said Dr. Arnold Milstein, Professor of Medicine at Stanford University and head of CERC. “Our aim is to design and test new, more affordable methods of health care delivery in diverse U.S. health care sites. Evolent will be a strong ally in addressing this national imperative.”

In addition to its participation as a CERC Acceleration Partner, Evolent philanthropically supports Stanford University research by CERC to advance the science of care delivery.

About Stanford’s Clinical Excellence Research Center

The Clinical Excellence Research Center is dedicated to accelerating the discovery of clinical service innovations that improve the societal value of health care in the United States and globally. The Clinical Excellence Research Center organizes research teams from multiple Stanford Schools to design and test new methods of health care delivery that substantially reduce population-wide disability and annual per capita health spending in the near term. Research is led by teams of post-doctoral research fellows and mentored by faculty from multiple Stanford Schools with initial emphasis on Business, Engineering and Medicine. The center was launched amid intense debate over how to rein in health-care spending responsibly. It focuses on the discovery and refinement of new clinical service designs that improve health and patients’ experience of their care, while lowering annual per capita health-care spending. The mission of Stanford’s Clinical Excellence Research Center is to create innovative health care delivery models through research, service and teaching.

About Evolent Health

Evolent Health partners with leading health systems to drive value-based care transformation. By providing clinical, analytical and financial capabilities, Evolent helps physicians and systems achieve superior quality and cost results. The Company’s approach breaks down barriers, aligns incentives and powers a new model of care delivery resulting in meaningful alignment between providers, payers, physicians and patients. Named among Forbes’ 2014 and 2015 America’s Most Promising Companies and Glassdoor’s 2015 Best Places to Work, Evolent Health is a private, high-growth company headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. For more information, visit evolenthealth.com.


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