What is the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network?

The Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network is a collaborative alliance of physicians, health systems, and employers driving a new level of clinical innovation and teamwork to enhance patient care, contain costs and improve the health of communities in Tennessee and surrounding states.

We provide the incentives, structure, and knowledge that can offer high-quality healthcare and significant, sustainable cost control.

We work with multiple national insurance carriers to offer highly coordinated healthcare services to more than 300,000 people across Tennessee and surrounding states. We have a proven track record of improving quality and costs, and we are committed to working with carriers, employers, and providers to invest in the health of communities across the state.

How does it work?

We’ve brought the right partners to the table, working together to provide efficient, high-value healthcare. Our approach consists of three main components:

  • Coordination: Our physician-led structure is designed to allow all participating health systems and providers to contribute to our mission and vision of better health across Tennessee. We share clinical best practices across the network, enabling high-quality care as well as sustained cost control.
  • Incentives: Participating providers are rewarded when they improve the health of their patients and communities while also improving the experience and efficiency of care. In short, doctors and hospitals are rewarded for keeping members healthy, rather than billing for unnecessary services. We have now achieved shared savings by controlling costs for members for 4 years running.
  • Personalized Care: Our suite of clinical support services, such as Care Advising and Transitions Care, serves high-risk and hospitalized patients to ensure they stay as healthy as possible.