Texas-based optometric alliance Vision Source has announced that its Phoenix-area members have joined Arizona Care Network, a clinically integrated accountable care organization led by physicians and supported by Abrazo Health and Dignity Health Arizona, to provide eye health and vision services to Arizona Care Network’s patient base within the greater Phoenix metropolitan area.

Arizona Care Network patients will have access to nearly 30 clinicians in 14 participating optometric practices in the Vision Source network in the aforementioned areas.

“We are honored to begin this new relationship with Arizona Care Network and the opportunity to provide its members with state-of-the-art eye health and vision services in a warm and welcoming clinical environment,” says Vision Source President and CEO Jim Greenwood. “This innovative solution for collaborative care will help address the need for quality eye care screenings, management and treatment for a rapidly growing senior population faced with the risk of diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma.”

Arizona Care Network was founded on a model of bringing together high quality health care providers into an integrated network focused on delivering higher quality, more coordinated patient care. Coordinating care among all providers can lead to better quality of care and improved patient outcomes at a lower cost. “The addition of Vision Source into Arizona Care Network supports our efforts to expand the high quality health care service providers available within the network to meet the needs of patients throughout Arizona,” says Mark Stephan, MD, Medical Director for Quality and Utilization for ACN.