The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and One Medical have partnered to coordinate primary care for central Ohioans, the organizations announced Wednesday.
Ohio State’s physicians, ambulatory facilities and hospitals will support One Medical’s primary care model, which employs a team-based, “high-touch” approach via same-day appointments, workplace clinics and telehealth, among other services.
“This partnership is an important next step in continuing to expand Ohio State’s outpatient care strategy to meet the needs of the communities we serve by building on our exceptional primary care offerings, increasing access to digital healthcare solutions and improving access to services that are essential to better health,” Dr. Hal Paz, CEO of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, said in prepared remarks.
The Columbus region marks the 16th market for One Medical, which went public in February. It offers a direct-to-consumer membership and works with more than 7,000 employers who have sponsored memberships on behalf of their workforce, most of whom are younger and commercially insured. One Medical also contracts with health systems around the country, linking their data and provider networks to try to facilitate more cohesive care.
It is eying the Austin, Raleigh-Durham and eastern Wisconsin markets next, One Medical executives said.
“In partnership with the outstanding team at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, we are delighted to help deliver the absolute best in modernized coordinated care,” Amir Dan Rubin, chair and CEO at One Medical, said in prepared remarks. “Together we are committed to delivering a premier care experience, better health outcomes, and higher levels of value to employers and consumers in central Ohio.”