Tri-City Medical Center, a Gold Seal-approved, acute care hospital in Oceanside, California, has partnered with Aegis Health Group to identify and analyze physician referral and market trends within the communities it serves. This agreement with Aegis includes the use of MDSmart physician data analytics, a cloud-based intelligence tool that provides actionable analytics focused on identifying physician referral trends and quantifying care relationships. Headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, Aegis has assisted hundreds of hospitals and health systems with employer engagement, population health and physician relationship solutions for nearly three decades.

“Partnering with Aegis Health Group will help Tri-City Medical Center gain valuable insights for advancing the health and wellness of the communities we serve,” said Steve Dietlin, Chief Executive Officer of Tri-City Medical Center. “MDSmart simplifies extremely complex data into an easy-to-use visual tool enabling us to better align physicians, to strategically grow our network and to more thoroughly understand the healthcare needs within our market.”

Developed through a proprietary licensing agreement between Aegis and Nashville-based Perception Health, the MDSmart physician data analytics tool has the ability to visually map referral patterns and leakage trends for individual physicians, which is truly groundbreaking intelligence for healthcare providers. MDSmart has the largest, most current set of claims data available on the market today, with more than 3 billion records that are updated every 30 days. The dataset is also the most complete and encompasses the full continuum of care, including pre-acute, acute and post-acute care.

The MDSmart technology complements Aegis’ proven track record of providing consultative services and analytics to a wide array of healthcare providers across the nation. Aegis provides a comprehensive solution to help analyze the intelligence from MDSmart, identify opportunities, and develop and implement a strategic action plan.

“We are pleased to assist Tri-City Medical Center and are impressed with its leadership in serving the healthcare needs of San Diego County’s coastal communities and surrounding region,” said Phil Suiter, President and CEO of Aegis Health Group. “As healthcare providers continue to operate on increasingly tight margins, optimizing care networks by strengthening physician relationships and improving physician alignment is more critical than ever. Actionable analytics enable leaders to identify steps that significantly grow primary care visit volumes while improving overall population health.”

About Tri-City Medical Center
Tri-City Medical Center has served its community for over 50 years and is a 397 bed full service, acute-care hospital in Oceanside, California with a primary care clinic and over 700 physicians practicing in 60 specialties. Its Gold Seal of Approval® from the Joint Commission recognizes its commitment to safe and effective patient care for the residents of the community it serves. It operates the only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in North County as well as an Orthopedic & Spine Institute, a Cardiovascular Health Institute and a Neuroscience Institute along with the Tri-City Wellness Center in Carlsbad, California, recognized as one of the best wellness centers in San Diego County. It also specializes in women’s health, robotic surgery, cancer and emergency care. Tri-City Medical Center has received its sixth consecutive “A” rating from the national hospital safety scoring organization, The Leapfrog Group.  For more information about Tri-City Medical Center and Tri-City Healthcare District, please visit  www.tricitymed.org.

About Aegis Health Group
For 27 years, Aegis Health Group has assisted hundreds of hospitals and health systems with proven-effective employer engagement, population health and physician relationship solutions. Its award-winning employer engagement and population health strategies enable hospitals to grow market share, reduce outmigration and increase revenue by identifying the health risks of local employees and consumers within the community. Complementing this is Aegis’ data-driven physician relationship management solution that strategically aligns hospitals and their medical staff in a way that drives service-line growth, increases referrals, enhances patient care and provides timely issue resolution. Further information about Aegis Health Group, a privately-held company based in Brentwood, Tennessee, is available at www.AegisGroup.com and www.mdsmartdata.com.