Portland, Ore. — May 2, 2017 — The governing boards of HealthInsight Management Corporation, HealthInsight Oregon and Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation (Q Corp) have approved a merger of the two organizations and their operations in Oregon.
HealthInsight and its Portland-based affiliate HealthInsight Oregon (formerly Acumentra Health) have partnered with Q Corp in health care quality improvement and transformation initiatives nationally and in Oregon for a number of years. In August 2016, they entered into a business partnership to explore options for a closer organizational relationship. Leadership from both organizations studied an array of long-term partnership models and recommended the merger option, leading to the agreement announced today.
“This merger will strengthen and leverage the activities of both organizations not only in Oregon, but across HealthInsight’s four-state region of Oregon, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah,” said Mylia Christensen, executive director of Q Corp and HealthInsight Oregon. “Collectively our organizations have significant strengths, and this formal affiliation will enable broader and deeper engagement, delivering services to stakeholders as collaboratively and efficiently as possible.”
The boards also approved the creation of a new research and development unit serving the combined organizations and to be housed within HealthInsight Oregon. Staff from HealthInsight and Q Corp will work together in this unit to develop and test innovative programs and approaches and to pursue new and diverse revenue sources.
“This is an exciting time of growth and opportunity for HealthInsight and Q Corp,” said Marc Bennett, president and CEO of HealthInsight Management Corporation. “This merger will enable us, working together, to more effectively meet the needs of patients and providers across the region.”