St. Bernards Healthcare Associated Regional Providers (SHARP) is a physician hospital organization (PHO) that connects providers, employers and patients seeking medical services to create the very best healthcare service possible. With over 4,300 providers and 173 facilities, SHARP is one of only a few PHOs in the country that is licensed to provide utilization review. This licensure enables SHARP to provide services to review the necessity, use, appropriateness and efficiency of healthcare services. This is a clinical verification that the proper treatment is given at the proper location at the appropriate time. Utilization review is about verifying value for the healthcare consumer.
“The mission of St. Bernards Healthcare Associated Regional Providers, Inc. (SHARP) is to provide the highest quality healthcare for our patients at an affordable rate by: optimizing cooperation between the physicians, hospital, and employers; efficiently utilizing resources; and monitoring quality and outcome. SHARP will empower the providers, employees, and patients by incorporating their input and ideas to help develop strategies and maintain flexibility and change in order to enhance continuous quality improvement and economic gain for all.”
–SHARP Board of Directors