Navina and Privia Health team up to give physicians AI tools

Steven Loeb · September 14, 2023 · Short URL:

Privia providers will have access to Navina's AI tech, which surfaces data in real time

Privia Health's platform empowers physicians by giving them access to tools, technology, and talent, organizing physicians and clinicians into a practice model that combines the advantages of a partnership in a large regional medical group with local autonomy for the physicians and clinicians.

Now the company is looking to add artificial intelligence tools to its arsenal through a new partnership with Navina, an AI-powered primary care platform that turns patient data, which is fragmented and complex, into actionable insights at the point of care.

Founded in 2018, the Tel Aviv-based Navina’s AI engine transforms healthcare data into actionable insights and provides recommendations at the point of care, so physicians don't have to search through the patient record for relevant data. Instead, the platform surfaces concise health histories, provides clinical insights, and recommends screening and other preventive health opportunities in real time.

As per the agreement, Privia will use Navina’s AI platform to enhance provider workflows and support value-based care. That means Privia Health’s network of physicians and providers will have access to Navina’s AI technology so they can enhance workflows, patient care, and value-based initiatives. 

"Privia is focused on supporting clinics in many ways, including providing cutting-edge tools to clinicians, designed to make their lives easier and to support  their transition to value-based care. Navina will amplify these efforts by providing AI-powered clinical intelligence to better assess patients’ health status and inform clinical decision-making, while alleviating physician burden," Ronen Lavi, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Navina, told VatorNews. 

The benefit for the providers using Navina is that they will be able to spend just a minute or two reviewing patient charts, since all of the most relevant information will be in front of them, he explained.

"They’ll spend less time clicking through the EHR, and spend more time on quality patient care. Not only will this allow them to better assess patients’ health status, but will significantly alleviate their administrative and documentation burden."

Patients, meanwhile, will get more focused attention from their providers, which means better management of their chronic conditions and more preventive care leading to better outcomes and satisfaction.

Navina works with a variety of organizations delivering primary care to patients, including health systems/IDNs, independent primary care organizations, multi-specialty groups and ACOs. Its network of clients comprises hundreds of clinics and over 4,000 users, including family physicians, internists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and supporting staff supporting millions of patients.  

Through the use of its platform, Navina has been able to reduce chart prep time by 61%, which can lead to two to three additional 45 minute patient visits per week. It has also helped its customers see improvements in value based outcomes.

"At Navina, we've recognized that our healthcare system has become immensely challenging for primary care physicians. They're grappling with information overload, financial pressures, and burnout. As our population is growing older and facing more complex health issues, the pressure on primary care physicians is only increasing," said Lavi.

"Furthermore, with the shift to value-based care, it's paramount that physicians have access to a complete, timely view of their patients’ health status. But, unfortunately, current healthcare tools aren’t quite meeting the mark. They often provide only fragmented  data, offline reports lacking actionability, and deemphasize the physician-patient interaction."

Privia Health's services include tools designed to enhance physician input and provider workflows, including one for patients to find a provider online and receive appointment reminders; insights embeded into its EHR so providers can assess patients’ health and practice performance; Risk Adjustment Factor and care-gap reminders; and a patient education tool. 

It also provides a Single-TIN Medical Group in each of its markets that facilitates payer negotiation, clinical integration and alignment of financial incentives, as well as a Management Services Organization, which helps reduce administrative work, increase efficiency, and lower direct costs for providers through revenue cycle management, performance management, analytics and reporting, clinical IT, IT support, and marketing. 

The company currently comprises over 1,000 practice locations and over 3,800 providers, serving 4.4 million patients.

For Navina, success in this partership is about ensuring that it AI tools are easily accessible and beneficial to the network of Privia Health's providers, leading to improved workflows, reduced physician burnout, and an overall enhancement in the quality of patient care.

"I truly believe that the most valuable resource in healthcare is the moment of interaction between physicians and patients. Everything boils down to those moments, which determine how the physician will deliver the most appropriate, empathetic and personalized care. We believe that this is where we can make the greatest impact on patients' health," said Lavi.

"There are technological tools that take a population-wide approach, but doctors were missing a solution that ensured that they can make the most of their precious time with patients: at the point of care. That’s where change needed to happen. AI-powered tools can provide physicians with actionable, data-driven insights and allow them to spend their time treating patients rather than sorting through reams of unstructured data. That’s why we built Navina as a physician-first platform."


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