WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Evolent Health (NYSE: EVH), a company providing an integrated value-based care platform to the nation's leading health systems and physician organizations, announced today its long-term partnership with Banner Health Network (BHN). Under the partnership, Evolent will work with BHN's leadership and physician teams to provide software tools and data resources to help physicians better understand the health and risk of their Medicare Advantage patient panels in an effort to improve health and achieve clinical and financial quality targets. "This partnership will help us provide additional tracking tools and administrative resources to the physicians within Banner Health Network that serve Medicare Advantage populations, supporting the quality of care their patients receive," said Lisa Stevens Anderson, CEO, Banner Health Network. BHN Chief Medical Officer Dr. Robert Groves commented, "We look forward to the opportunity to integrate Evolent's tools into our Medicare Advantage provider practices. They will allow us to recognize and define health risks and drive population health while lowering costs and improving the care experience for patients and providers alike." Evolent and BHN will also implement Identifi¿, Evolent's value-based care performance management platform, to enable providers across the state to access and share data for improved care coordination. Identifi is designed to complement electronic medical record (EMR) technology to identify at-risk patients and opportunities for intervention. In partnership with Advisory Board, Evolent will also provide BHN with point-of-care workflow integration and support for day-to-day operations including education, coding and filing. "By collaborating with our partners at Advisory Board, Evolent and Banner Health Network will look to accelerate the pace of change and rate of adoption for value-based care programs and tools in Arizona," said Evolent Health CEO Frank Williams. "We are excited to formalize this partnership with Banner Health with the objective of delivering higher quality, lower cost care for patients across Arizona." Evolent Health West Regional Market President Claire Shoen commented, "We admire Banner Health Network's proactive approach to care innovation and care delivery. The teams at both BHN and Evolent are truly aligned in the mutual goal of emphasizing prevention and minimizing illness whenever possible."