Strive Clinical Network Exceeds Quality Goals and Produced Significant Savings with Employees Retirement System of Texas

PLANO, Texas, April 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Strive Clinical Network (Strive), an East Texas network of Primary Care physicians, has produced exceptional first-year results in its care for members of the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS). Strive exceeded quality and cost goals while delivering improved patient outcomes and experience. The network is comprised of 100 physicians with 52 locations across East Texas, including Nacogdoches, Lufkin, Livingston, and Athens.

Strive partnered with StratiFi Health, an integrated health care services company specializing in powering independent physicians, for the fiscal year ending Sept 1, 2018 to deliver a higher level of care to ERS’ employees in the East Texas market. In this first performance year, Strive saved over $2.5 million for more than 5,000 ERS members and met 85 percent of quality metrics, surpassing the goal of 75 percent. Additionally, Strive exceeded its Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAPHS) patient satisfaction survey score goal of 80 percent.

Several factors drove the dramatic results on quality and savings:

  • 93 percent of patients received follow-up test results;
  • 95 percent of patients reported getting timely appointments;
  • 98 percent reported positive doctor communication; and
  • there was an 8 percent reduction in costs versus the market, resulting in $2.5 million in savings.

“We are incredibly proud of the results achieved this year. The excellent work of our providers and the care team at StratiFi Health are making a positive impact on the East Texas community. We are happy to have ERS as a partner who recognizes and rewards our performance,” said Kyle McMorries, M.D., president of Strive Clinical Network.

Critical to the program’s success is the team-based care management model deployed by StratiFi Health to help the physicians better manage their patients’ health in an ever-changing health care system. The care team extends physicians and their practice in ways that support the employees and member dependents in chronic disease support, complex case management, health coaching, transitions of care, referral management, clinical care gap closures, and even patient scheduling.   

“There is a strong sense of community in East Texas. It is not surprising that this network of doctors was able to perform so well in their first-year contract with the State of Texas. We are proud of these results – and we’re energized by them. This is a testament of what is possible when there is direct collaboration between the physicians, who provide the care, and the employer, who pays for care on behalf of the people who receive it,” said Christopher Crow, M.D., CEO of StratiFi Health.

About Strive Clinical Network
Strive Clinical Network is a network of independent physician members committed to making a difference in patients’ lives by providing a path to reduced cost and improved patient experience and outcomes. With 122 providers, 52 locations, and over 40,000 attributed patient lives, Strive Clinical Network operates as a non-profit organization building trusted relationships between physicians and patients. The network is comprised solely of physician members and managed by StratiFi Health, a physician services and population health organization. For more information, visit

About StratiFi Health
StratiFi Health exists to improve the health of communities by providing Physician Practice Services and Population Health Services that proactively shape the patient’s health care experience. Grounded in deep physician practice expertise, and born from over 50 years of owning and operating physician practices, StratiFi Health appreciates that the most important relationship in health care is the physician-patient relationship. Informed by data in everything we do, StratiFi Health leverages information from all aspects of the patient’s health to assess and direct high-value outcomes. To learn more about StratiFi Health, visit or follow on Twitter at @StratiFi_Health.


Bonnie Sims

StratiFi Health


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