The Innovative Health Alliance of New York, LLC. (IHANY) is a
collaboration among doctors, health systems and health care providers in
New York’s Capital Region aimed at improving the health of the
communities they serve by working together in new, more coordinated
ways. In today’s evolving health care landscape, clinical integration
is essential to achieving the three-part aim of better health for the
community, better care for individuals and lower costs of health care.
Health care reform, including where and how care will be delivered
and how it will be paid for, is creating rapid transformation. Powerful
market change presents both significant opportunity and significant
risk. Health systems that will remain sustainable are likely those that
have sufficient scale, size, scope, breadth, and quality outcomes to
function in this new world of health reform. Successful models for the
future will require integrated networks of physicians and hospital
partners to manage these changes in health care delivery and payment.
IHANY is the Capital Region’s first Clinically Integrated Network (CIN).
This physician-led endeavor is designed to control health care costs
and ensure patient care quality by enabling physicians, health systems,
such as Ellis Medicine, St. Peter’s Health Partners, St. Mary’s
Healthcare, Amsterdam, and other health care providers, like Hometown
Health, to work together in joint contracting and share incentive-based
IHANY is also an approved Accountable Care Organization for the Medicare Shared Savings Program.