NaviNet Announces All New Value-Based Network Application

By CIOReview | Thursday, May 7, 2015

BOSTON, MA: NaviNet, healthcare collaboration network, launches it’s pioneering Value-Based Network (VBN) application -- NaviNet Open Advanced Referrals; an extension of the NaviNet Open payer-provider collaboration platform. Developed in tandem with its Design and Collaboration partner and part owner Independence Blue Cross, the NaviNet Open Advanced Referrals aims to provide physicians the right information at the right time quality decision making powers.

Frank Ingari, President and Chief Executive Officer of NaviNet, says, "We take very seriously our mission to lead the transformation of healthcare through delivering superb payer-provider collaboration products and applications, improve healthcare continuum workflow efficiencies, and increase patient satisfaction through empowering providers to better advise them on the choices they make."

The new application offers patients guidance into their health plans over high deductibles and complex subnetwork challenges and enables them to make a decision most suited for them. Empowered with the solution, provider offices can submit and access referrals in real time, make an informed choice regarding the specialist affordably, fulfilling patient requirements, the provider, and the health plan.

One of the advantages of the application is the configuration of networks and display of providers on the NaviNet Open. This provides admins a user-friendly automated decision support tools that are located within the same referral workflows that they already use. This also enables easier identification and selection of the optimal site of service for a particular patient's health plan.

"Improving quality and managing costs are the goals of all of us in healthcare, and tools like NaviNet Open Advanced Referrals make it easier for primary care doctors to recommend specialists to patients based on the cost and quality of the services they provide, which can be a challenging aspect of a physician's work," says Daniel J. Hilferty, President and Chief Executive Officer of Independence Blue Cross.  

Tandigm Health, a physician-led joint venture between Independence and DaVita HealthCare Partners, will be among the first to use NaviNet Open Advanced Referrals.