KINGWOOD, Texas—Vision Source has entered into a relationship with The Health Council of East Central Florida which serves all organizations in the four-county region of Brevard, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. This non-profit health care planning agency provides research, education and program support to improve health care delivery and outcomes. The relationship is designed to provide more opportunities for shaping integrated health care delivery systems with the goal of providing access to quality and efficient health care services at affordable prices, Vision Source said.

Jim Greenwood, president and CEO of Vision Source, commented, “Vision Source is committed to ensuring the highest levels of optometric care and patient experiences across the nation. Our relationship with The Health Council of East Central Florida will enhance its ability to shape full spectrum integrated medical care models in the Orlando metropolitan area by including vision and eye health services from the 27 Vision Source practices in the area.”

“Vision Source will be a primary component of the new HealthSpan Coordinated Chronic Care Network that the Health Council is launching this month in East Central Florida,” stated Kenneth Peach, executive director of The Health Council of East Central Florida. Physicians practicing independently, in groups, and as accountable care organizations will benefit from the well-organized, wide-reaching Vision Source network and its commitment to both eye health and early detection of other diseases.”

He added, “It is a perfect complement to many of the integrated health care systems and physicians with whom we work. This integration will strengthen our ability to develop and expand the delivery of preventive health care programs and services that benefit the patients in our communities. HealthSpan will offer physicians centralized referral for their patients, improved chronic care management, tools to help reduce hospital readmissions, and the potential for home patient monitoring through their own medical offices.”