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Vision Source, Baptist Health Quality Network Initiate New Relationship

Vision Source named preferred provider of eye care for Baptist Health Quality Network

HOUSTON (March 28, 2014) –Texas-based optometric alliance Vision Source announced today that its South Florida area members are joining with Baptist Health Quality Network (BHQN) a physician-led network of healthcare providers working together to improve the health of patients within the greater South Florida metropolitan areas including Broward, Monroe and Miami-Dade Counties. Baptist Health Quality Network patients will have access to the clinicians in the Vision Source network of optometric practices in the aforementioned areas.

“On behalf of the Vision Source clinicians, we truly appreciate our new relationship with Baptist Health Quality Network and we are excited and prepared to provide an enhanced health care experience serving the highest level of vision and eye care services,” says Vision Source President and CEO Jim Greenwood. “This innovative relationship will allow us to provide management and treatment to those living with eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma in a collaborative manner with the physicians who comprise BHQN’s clinically integrated network.  Vision Source is extremely pleased to become a component of BHQN’s solution for population health management.”

With more than 600 of the region’s top physicians, Baptist Health Quality Network works in collaboration with Baptist Health South Florida, to develop a comprehensive, patient-centered network of healthcare providers dedicated to improving the quality and value of healthcare in South Florida.

“In this era of healthcare reform, quality and cost effectiveness are driving factors, and healthcare providers must better understand how to improve the health of targeted patient populations by shifting from a volume-based to a value-based reimbursement,” says Dr. Jonathan Fialkow, MD, FACC and Executive Medical Director for BHQN. “The Network was created to engage physicians in this important transformation of care, and we are confident this relationship with Vision Source will allow our patients to receive better access to exceptional vision and eye care services.”

About Vision Source

Founded in 1991, Vision Source is North America’s largest network of independent optometrists consisting of nearly 3,500 key, eye care industry influencers. The clinicians in the Vision Source network enjoy a wide range of innovative technologies, practice management tools, marketing, and unsurpassed purchasing power. Leveraging these tools, the clinicians offer comprehensive eye examinations to their patients delivering an industry leading patient experience. For more information, call 888-558-2020 or visit www.visionsource.com. 

About Baptist Health South Florida Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with seven hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children's Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital) and more than 30 outpatient and urgent care facilities spanning three counties. The not-for-profit, faith-based Baptist Health has more than 15,000 employees and also includes Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Outpatient Services and internationally renowned centers of excellence. Baptist Health Foundation, the organization's fundraising arm, supports services at all hospitals and facilities. Visit BaptistHealth.net.

About Baptist Health Quality Network Baptist Health Quality Network, which is affiliated with Baptist Health South Florida, is a clinically integrated group of 679 physicians, focused on improving the health of patients and populations served in South Florida. Baptist Health Quality Network is comprised of 124 employed physicians and 555 independent physicians, both primary care and specialists, in Broward, Monroe and Miami-Dade Counties. The Baptist Health Quality Network is a physician-led network of healthcare providers working together to improve the health of patients and the quality of healthcare overall, while reducing cost and responding collectively, and more effectively, to healthcare reform.


Posted On March 28, 2014