Infinite (definition): Endless possibilities for growth and innovation – together, we can impact change in healthcare.
The creation of i-Health provides a framework for growth and sustainability of independent physician practices that focus on patient choice. By enabling physician practices to remain independent, and encouraging patients to be active participants in their healthcare decisions, i-Health preserves true, patient-first care.
Local independent physician practices join forces, launch Infinite Health Collaborative (i-Health).
New organization further supports local independent practices focused on patient choice and value-based care; adds women’s health operating division.
MINNEAPOLIS (September 10, 2019) – Burnsville Family Physicians (BFP), Catalyst Medical Clinic (CMC) and Twin Cities Orthopedics (TCO) are excited to announce the launch of Infinite Health Collaborative (i-Health), effective October 1, 2019. The independent physician practice will include operating divisions of family medicine and orthopedics. OBGYN Associates (OGA), a partner in the creation of i-Health, will join on January 1, 2020, establishing a women’s health operating division.
The creation of i-Health provides a framework for growth and sustainability of independent physician practices that focus on patient choice and share core principles of physician autonomy, quality, value-based care and innovation. The goal of the organization is to enable physician practices to remain independent.
“We believe independence in healthcare enables physicians to focus on each patient’s individual goals without limitations, and that's the inspiration behind i-Health," said TCO physician Owen O’Neill, MD. "By empowering patient choice – arming patients with the tools to make their own educated healthcare decisions – we are earning their trust, and keeping healthcare personal.”
i-Health is founded on the belief that independent physicians are at the core of changing healthcare, and are the drivers of the industry’s improvement. Physician autonomy, and that of their independent practices, allows patients greater control and choice in the management of their own healthcare options. With a value-based care model emphasizing a patient’s experience, cost and quality of outcomes, i-Health aims to evolve the delivery model of healthcare.
OGA has successfully served a group of obstetrics and gynecology clinics across the Twin Cities. The organization’s brands include OBGYN Specialists, Associates in Women’s Health, OB-GYN & Infertility, Diamond Women’s Center, and Haugen OB/GYN. Each will continue to operate under its own brand as OGA joins i-Health alongside the practice’s other operating divisions.
“It makes strategic sense – on a variety of levels – for us to align with i-Health, considering their emphasis on patient choice,” said OGA physician Krista Olsen, MD. “We're in a competitive industry, and it's our duty to always keep patients at the forefront. By joining like-minded practices who value independence and innovation, we're making healthcare better for everyone.”
i-Health is continuing discussions with other like-minded, reputable independent practices in the Twin Cities market that align with its core principles.
“At i-Health, we will continue to evolve how we approach our healthcare model in order to best serve our patients,” said i-Health board member David Holte, MD. “Whether that’s expanding available specialties, or impacting the ongoing innovation of the healthcare industry, i-Health will always strive to be an industry-leading partner to physicians and patients.”
This change and continued growth will not affect i-Health’s, or any of its operating divisions’, relationships with hospitals. There will be no modification to the brands and structures of each of i-Health’s operating divisions.
Infinite Health Collaborative (i-Health) is an independent physician practice with operating divisions of family medicine, orthopedics and women’s health. i-Health physicians focus on patient choice, and share core principles of physician autonomy, quality, value-based care and innovation. By enabling physician practices to remain independent, and encouraging patients to be active participants in their healthcare decisions, i-Health preserves true, patient-first care. Their passionate team is inspired to create endless possibilities for growth and innovation, and ultimately impact change in healthcare. i-Health.com
Burnsville Family Physicians (BFP) is a family medicine practice and longtime pillar of the Burnsville community. Their dedicated team of independent providers takes immense pride in delivering high-quality care backed by decades of experience, guiding patients along their healthcare journeys, and building long-lasting relationships with generations of patients and their families. BFPClinic.com
Catalyst Medical Clinic (CMC) is a family medicine practice serving generations of patients in the Chaska and Watertown communities. CMC is committed to providing comprehensive, personalized healthcare for patients of all ages, building strong relationships, and being a trusted partner to patients from day one. CatalystMedicalClinic.com
OBGYN Associates (OGA) is a partnership of five independent OBGYN clinics providing exemplary care to women through all stages of their lives. OGA providers take pride in establishing long-term relationships with their patients based on each woman’s individual needs. OGA consists of five clinics with locations across the Twin Cities metro area: OBGYN Specialists, Associates in Women’s Health, OBGYN & Infertility, Diamond Women’s Center, and Haugen OB/GYN. OGAmn.com
Twin Cities Orthopedics (TCO) is committed to providing world-class service. TCO’s dedicated teams of independent physicians, specialty providers and care coordinators serve patients in clinic locations, walk-in orthopedic urgent care locations, and numerous other therapy and specialty care settings across Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Regardless of the location, TCO delivers an exceptional patient experience, backed by decades of trusted orthopedic and sports medicine care. TCOmn.com
If you are a Burnsville Family Physicians, Catalyst Medical Clinic or Twin Cities Orthopedics patient and have an i-Health bill to pay, click here. If you have a bill from our women’s health division, OGA, please visit their divisional practice page to pay your bill.
CareCredit is a healthcare credit card designed for your health and wellness needs. It’s a way to pay for the costs of many treatments and procedures and allows you to make convenient monthly payments. Click here to pay your i-Health bill through your CareCredit account.