Pennsylvania Pediatric Health Network LLC (PPHN)

Children's primary care groups face a range of challenges in today’s dynamic health care environment. UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh has responded to this environment by creating the Pennsylvania Pediatric Health Network LLC (PPHN).

The PPHN is a separately incorporated, clinically integrated group led and governed by doctors.

Our key strategy is to improve the region's Triple Aim:

  • Higher quality care.
  • Lower cost.
  • Improved health of children.

The goal of better alignment of payors and their provider networks toward the Triple Aim has changed the competitive landscape.

The PPHN Can Help You Manage These Challenges

Rapid change is occurring both on the delivery side and the payor side toward value-based payment models. We're moving from pay-for-performance and shared savings to risk-based contracting for provider incentive payments.

Payment for care coordination in these models is also changing.

The PPHN:

  • Helps both primary and specialty disciplines across the continuum of care.
  • Best positions practices to provide the highest quality care.
  • Recognizes the care delivered through value-based contracting.

In a world where practices could be accountable for risk, precise and actionable clinical and practice analytics are crucial. Data can inform strategic planning and improve care at both the practice and population levels.

Overall, the health care market is evolving. Scale, scope (along the full spectrum of integrated care), and aligned incentives are vital for practices and care to thrive in pediatrics.

Contact the Pennsylvania Pediatric Health Network

To learn more about the PPHN, email Dawn Edwards at EdwardsDL3@upmc.edu.