Banner Health Selects Phytel to Drive Better Health Outcomes in Arizona Medical Group

By Healthcare IT News
11:24 AM

The 250-physician Banner Arizona Medical Group (BAMG) has selected Phytel, the industry leader in automated, physician-led health improvement, to help the group develop its population health management program and improve patient outcomes. BAMG, which is part of Banner Health, a not-for-profit healthcare system with 23 hospitals in seven states, plans to roll out Phytel’s Proactive Patient Outreach and appointment reminder services to primary care doctors and specialists in all of its sites.

“Phytel will be very helpful to us in standardizing our quality improvement program and ensuring that all of our patients’ preventive and chronic care needs are met,” said Jim Brannon, CEO of Banner Arizona Medical Group. “We established the BAMG partnership with Phytel as part of our strategy to manage population health and improve the coordination of care.”

Using data drawn from practice management systems and electronic health records, Phytel builds population-wide registries showing the health status and recommended care of all the patients in a practice. Evidence-based protocols, customizable by each group, trigger communications to patients to contact their physician when they need preventive or chronic care services.

“We welcome Banner Arizona Medical Group to our rapidly growing list of customers,” commented Steve Schelhammer, CEO of Phytel. “We look forward to working closely with Banner Health to help its physicians improve quality while enhancing the patient experience.”

About Phytel

The premier company empowering physician-led population health improvement, Phytel provides physicians with proven technology to deliver timely, coordinated care to their patients. Phytel's state-of-the-art registry, which now encompasses 20 million patients nationwide, uses evidence-based chronic and preventive care protocols to identify and notify patients due for service, while tracking compliance and measuring quality and financial results. For more information, please visit Follow us on Twitter at, and find us on Facebook at

About Banner Health

Based in Phoenix, Banner Health is one of the largest, not-for-profit health care systems in the country. Banner has 23 facilities that offer an array of services including hospital care, home care, hospice care, nursing registries, surgery centers, laboratories, rehabilitation services. These facilities are located in seven states – Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, and Wyoming. In addition to emergency and medical services, Banner Health medical centers house a variety of specialized services, including heart care, cancer treatment, delivery of high-order multiple births, organ transplants, bone marrow transplants, rehabilitation services and behavioral health services.


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