KANSAS CITY, MO, June 21, 2017 – DST (NYSE: DST), a leading global technology, strategic advisory, and operations outsourcing company, today announced it would continue as an exclusive distributor of the ACG® System to health plan and providers in the United States and Canada.
The ACG System is a risk adjustment and predictive modeling methodology, developed and maintained by the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Launched in 1991, the ACG System, maintained and supported by dedicated faculty and staff in medicine, biostatistics, epidemiology, and health economics, is one of the most widely used population stratification tools for health plan and providers. It continues to evolve through research and development conducted at Johns Hopkins University.
"We are pleased to continue our longstanding association with DST," said Mark A. Cochran, executive director of Johns Hopkins HealthCare Solutions, which manages and licenses the ACG System throughout the world. "Amy Salls and her team have been instrumental in extending the reach of the ACG System across the United States, and we look forward to further growth in the years ahead."
"The number and types of organizations that have applied the Johns Hopkins ACG System methodology over the past 25 years is a testament to the unique clinical insight of the ACG software," said Amy Salls, director of Population Health Strategy at DST. "The need for robust population stratification continues to increase as health plans and providers adopt population health strategies and alternative payment models. We are therefore excited to continue working with such a respected and world-renowned institution to help provide better care outcomes to more patients."
DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE: DST) is a leading provider of specialized technology, strategic advisory, and business operations outsourcing to the financial and healthcare industries. DST enables clients to transform complexity into strategic advantage by helping them continually stay ahead of and capitalize on ever-changing customer, business, and regulatory requirements in the world's most demanding industries.
Laura M. Parsons
DST Global Public Relations
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