ProHealth Care joins Gundersen in statewide partnership

Partnership allows systems to share patient electronic medical records

Waukesha-based ProHealth Care is joining six other health systems in Wisconsin, including Gundersen Health System, to improve health care across the state.

The partnership with Aspirus, Aurora Health Care, Bellin Health, Gundersen, ThedaCare and UW Health was announced in early August. The partnership will allow the health care systems to share electronic medical records a lot faster for patients. It will also allow them to share best practices.

ProHealthCare is joining the state’s most comprehensive network of health care providers that collectively provide access to care for about 90 percent of Wisconsin’s population. The network also serves patients in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota.

“The ProHealth Care team is an exciting fit with our organization, dedicated to the same principles of high quality, value-based health care that defines each of our founding organizations,” Greg Devine, president and CEO of the partnership, said in a statement. “We welcome ProHealth to our efforts to build a new standard for health care for our patients and our communities.”

“Our promise to our patients and the communities we serve is to deliver the best care possible,” ProHealth Care CEO Susan Edwards said in a statement.” In this partnership we have found a group of like-minded health systems, who are also committed to improving health care for everyone. We are excited because we know that when health care quality and efficiency improve, our patients win.”