Our vision for the future – OHN 2.0
To capitalize on this momentum, we recently unveiled a draft vision for our network structure: OHN 2.0. Historically, OHN equated to a “network of networks” with decentralized approaches, communications and capabilities. As the largest participant in the network, Ochsner Health was best positioned to reinvest in the physician network, take on downside risk and subsidize the expense of critical “big data” population health tools, technology and services.
That’s why, in 2021, as part of our OHN 2.0 strategy, we will restructure OHN as a single, like-minded network of provider partners symbolizing a shared commitment to improving the health of the people of Louisiana. In addition to advancing both the breadth and depth of risk in value-based agreements, the evolved network will aim to widely deliver robust population health tools and services, such as complex outpatient case management, transitions of care and care coordination support, digital medicine technology and programs, and post-acute network and utilization management. Importantly, as we make progress, our contracts and insurance products must demonstrate attainable value and realistic incentive structures for the providers who deliver care. We fully embrace that when healthcare delivery is mutually rewarding, clinicians’ professional joy is restored, and patients are healthier and happier.
Strength and resilience as a network
We look forward to unveiling more exciting plans and opportunities as our vision draws near. But by any measure, these are extraordinary times. This year, as we and our fellow Louisianans continue to face the immense challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, we remain stronger and better together. On behalf of the team at Ochsner Health Network, we are tremendously proud and grateful to our partners and staff for pulling together to care for our Gulf South communities with compassion and self-sacrifice. Likewise, we extend sincere gratitude to the patients we so humbly serve.
David Carmouche, MD
President, Ochsner Health Network