Tri-City Medical Center Selects Aegis Health Group’s MDSmart Physician Data Analytics Tool to Identify Physician Referral and Market Trends

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

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

Aegis Health Group Grows Management Team with the Addition of Two Business Development Executives

Two business development executives have been added to the rapidly expanding team of Aegis Health Group, a leading provider of population health and business development solutions for hospitals and health systems. Ryan Cain and Andrew Harris have joined the company as Vice Presidents of Business Development overseeing the Midwest and Southeast territories respectively.

Both Cain and Harris bring a wealth of management, sales and business development experience to the Aegis team. The hires mark a trend of continued growth for Aegis Health Group, which has been serving hospital and health system clients for more than 25 years.

“Ryan and Andrew are key additions for Aegis as we continue to bring our services to a wider market,” said Aegis Health CEO Phil Suiter. “Both have deep sales and leadership experience within the healthcare field, as well as proven track records of driving growth over the course of their careers.”

A seasoned healthcare executive, Cain most recently served as President and CEO of Universal Medical, a distributor of medical devices, where he grew the customer base to over 450 medical providers nationwide and managed a team of 125 representatives. He has also been an entrepreneur throughout his career, founding three companies and serving as an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at Nashville State Community College.

Prior to joining Aegis, Harris began his professional career in collegiate coaching before transitioning into the healthcare industry, focusing on wellness initiatives for larger population groups. He has served in sales positions with pharmaceutical manufacturer Allergan as well as wellness venture RivalHealth, where he was a founding team member.

About Aegis Health Group
Aegis Health Group has assisted hundreds of hospitals and health systems with proven-effective population health and wellness strategies for more than 25 years. Its award-winning Population Health Management solutions enable hospitals to grow market share and revenue by identifying and intelligently managing the health risks of individuals within the community. OneCommunity, an online population health platform, leverages technology to actively engage individuals in monitoring their personal health risks, accessing resources available through their local health system, and earning health insurance discounts and other incentives offered by their employer. Complementing these offerings is Aegis’ nationally recognized Physician Relationship Management solution, supported by MDSmart Physician Data Analytics, which strengthens alignment between hospitals and their physicians to drive service-line growth, enhance patient care and provide timely issue resolution. Further information about Aegis is available at