Newport Health Solutions, North Shore-LIJ Sign Letter of Intent to Pursue Joint Venture to Further Develop “Health Connect” Network Technology in NY

NEW YORK -- Newport Health Solutions, LLC and the North Shore-LIJ Health System  announced today that they have signed a letter of intent to further develop and commercialize Newport Health’s breakthrough population and network management platform, called “Health Connect.” Designed to better connect physicians and hospitals in the New York region, Health Connect has already been implemented at Lenox Hill Hospital  and its affiliated facilities throughout New York City after a successful year-long pilot.

As part of this joint venture, Newport Health and North Shore-LIJ will establish a new company that will further develop Health Connect and implement the platform at other hospitals within the North Shore-LIJ network, as well as third-party hospitals, healthcare facilities and medical groups in the region and nationally.

Health Connect is a powerful and innovative approach to population health that allows for continuity of care, better coordination among healthcare providers and increased patient touch points. Through Health Connect, administrators, doctors and clinical staff can better track and manage the growth of their network while increasing utilization and strengthening their strategic positions in the marketplace.

The letter of intent is subject to the negotiation and execution of definitive agreements.

About Newport Health Solutions

A leading information technology and consulting company, Newport Health develops innovative solutions for the health industry by applying technology, new business models and collaborative approaches to address inefficiencies and improve quality of patient care. Newport Health provides connectivity, information platforms and related professional services to hospitals, physicians and managed care organizations. For more information, please visit www.newporthealth.net.

About North Shore-LIJ Health System
One of the nation's largest health systems, North Shore-LIJ delivers world-class clinical care throughout the New York metropolitan area, pioneering research at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, a visionary approach to medical education highlighted by the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, and healthcare coverage to individuals, families and businesses through the CareConnect Insurance Co. Inc. North Shore-LIJ cares for people at every stage of life at 19 hospitals and more than 400 outpatient physician practices throughout the region. North Shore-LIJ’s owned hospitals and long-term care facilities house more than 6,400 beds, employ more than 13,000 nurses and have affiliations with about 10,000 physicians. With a workforce of about 54,000, North Shore-LIJ is the largest private employer in New York State.  For more information, go to www.northshorelij.com.

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