Atlantic Health System and Continuum Health Alliance announced today that they are working together to offer primary care physicians in Northern New Jersey solutions to better serve their patients and communities in the changing health care landscape.

Through their collaboration, AHS, the region's largest health care system, and Continuum, the state's premier health care management company, are developing an AHS affiliated primary care network of physicians, called Primary Care Partners.

Targeted to launch in the fall, Primary Care Partners will offer community physicians information technology solutions, operational and administrative support, scheduling and patient navigation systems, customer service training, revenue cycle management, and other practice management solutions.

"We are working on innovative solutions to help physicians prepare for the future of health care and continuously exploring ways to give primary care physicians the support they need to best care for their patients," said David Shulkin, MD, president, Morristown Medical Center, and vice president, Atlantic Health System. "We are looking forward to leading the way as we partner with Continuum to expand access to primary care in our region and continue to grow a robust primary care presence for our community."

"Our collaboration with AHS and the community will help physicians navigate the uncertainty of today's complex health care reform. Our work together will help physicians focus on improved patient care, quality and access, "said John M. Tedeschi, MD, Continuum CEO.