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  • Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) and Arete Healthcare Announce Strategic Collaboration to Enhance Access to High-Value Care

Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) and Arete Healthcare Announce Strategic Collaboration to Enhance Access to High-Value Care

Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) and Arete Healthcare

Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) and Arete Healthcare are pleased to announce a transformative multi-year collaboration aimed at expanding the availability of high-value musculoskeletal care in the United States. This partnership marks a significant advancement in enhancing the quality, accessibility, and experience for people seeking healthcare services for musculoskeletal concerns, including low back pain and neck pain.

Key highlights of the collaboration include:

  • Adoption of Arete MSO Services: SCU will implement Arete Management Services Organization (MSO) services to revolutionize its clinic operations, ensuring efficiency and improved patient experiences.
  • Anchor Practice for Arete Clinically Integrated Network: SCU will serve as the anchor practice for the Arete Clinically Integrated Network in California, playing a pivotal role in advancing care coordination and integration.
  • Internship/Residency Opportunities: Arete Networks will provide SCU students and graduates with invaluable clinical opportunities across its national network, fostering the next generation of healthcare professionals.
  • Participation in Quality Improvement Committee: SCU will actively participate in the Arete Quality Improvement Committee, contributing to ongoing efforts to enhance care quality and patient safety.
  • Collaboration on Continuing Education: SCU and Arete will jointly deliver high-quality continuing education programs, ensuring that healthcare providers are equipped with the latest knowledge and skills.
  • Interoperable EHR for Research: The collaboration will leverage a shared interoperable Electronic Health Record (EHR) system across the Arete Network, including SCU, creating a unique practice-based research environment that will drive innovation and evidence-informed practice.

Dr. John Scaringe, President of SCU, expressed enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating, “This partnership with Arete Healthcare aligns perfectly with our mission to provide our students and healthcare providers with the tools and experiences necessary to thrive in a value-based care environment. Together, we will drive significant improvements in healthcare delivery and patient outcomes.”

Arete Healthcare’s CEO, David Elton, added, “We are thrilled to partner with SCU, a leader in healthcare education. This collaboration will not only enhance clinical operations and educational opportunities but also contribute to the ongoing transformation of the healthcare system towards value-based care.”

The collaboration between SCU and Arete Healthcare represents a shared commitment to excellence in healthcare practice and education. By integrating innovative solutions and fostering a culture of continuous improvement, both organizations aim to significantly impact the health and well-being of the communities they serve.

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