Healthcare Pioneers Join Forces to Increase Efficiency in Orthopedic Care

Intralign will help hospitals move from volume-based to value-based delivery models
Scottsdale, AZ Jan 7, 2013 – Intralign, a newly-formed specialty healthcare services provider, today announced availability of its intra-operative services solution – part of a broader integrated suite of services – designed to help providers who are preparing for and transitioning to value-based reimbursement models for major joint replacement. Intralign’s highly trained Surgical First Assists can improve surgical performance and better inform utilization decisions to control costs and improve intra-operative efficiency. Combined with Intralign’s Advanced Analytics and Intelligent CareDesign services, its Intra-Operative Support solution leverages the potential of analytics and process design to help providers optimize quality and cost in the intra-operative process – and further enable the provider to improve the value of major joint replacement.
“Providers are seeking to transition their care-delivery approach due to increased demand and changing reimbursement models. Intralign delivers novel and results-oriented solutions to help providers understand cost drivers, improve operational control, coordinate processes, and consistently manage spend and quality in major joint replacement. Intralign services will help hospitals and surgeons work together to transition from traditional volume-based to value-based delivery models. The key is to align clinical quality measures with operational efficiency – in a way that relates to performance-based reimbursement,” said Rick Ferreira, president and CEO of Intralign.
Developing solutions to help providers navigate the changing healthcare environment and move toward a more financially sustainable future is not new to Intralign company executives. Intralign was founded by executives who built the nation’s leading third-party reprocessing company, Ascent Healthcare Solutions, which was sold to Stryker Corporation in 2009. Intralign comprises services and executive leadership joined from respected healthcare brands Neocure, Ximedica and United Surgical