OneOncology Leads Community Practices in Innovation, Pathway Development

OneOncology Leads Community Practices in Innovation, Pathway Development

At the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) Annual Meeting (April 4-5, 2019; Orlando, FL), Journal of Clinical Pathways sat down with three of the leaders of OneOncology – a new partnership of independent community oncology practices that is physician-driven and utilizes a unified platform to enable physicians to care for patients through the entire course of care. OneOncology was started with three leading community oncology practices: Tennessee Oncology, West Cancer Center, and New York Cancer & Blood Specialists.

Addiction Treatment Venture Spero Hires Chief Legal Officer

Addiction Treatment Venture Spero Hires Chief Legal Officer

Substance abuse treatment company Spero Health has added to its leadership team a former AmSurg/Envision Healthcare attorney who will oversee the company’s regulatory and compliance work.

Clint Cromwell comes to Brentwood-based Spero, which runs 24 outpatient clinics in three states, as chief legal officer.

Strategies to Boost Hospice CAHPS Scores

Strategies to Boost Hospice CAHPS Scores

Profitability is becoming inseparable from quality in today’s health care marketplace. Consequently, strong performance on publicly reported quality and caregiver satisfaction data is becoming increasingly crucial to hospice business performance. 

Among the most important sources of data is the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) survey. Patients and families in increasing numbers are using this information when choosing a hospice. Likewise, referral organizations such as hospitals, primary care physicians, and nursing homes are using the data to guide referral and contracting decisions.

Brentwood Company Lands Big-Name Investment, Hires First CEO

Brentwood Company Lands Big-Name Investment, Hires First CEO

Brentwood, TN – 7 Springs Orthopedics is announcing the expansion of its facilities and service lines following its first institutional financing round. The company has begun the process of opening new locations throughout Middle TN, starting with Bellevue and East Nashville, and also adding physical therapy services to its existing clinics in Brentwood and Antioch. Nashville-based venture capital firms Frist Cressey Ventures and Altitude Ventures co-led the financing round.

OneOncology Appoints Chief Medical Officer

OneOncology Appoints Chief Medical Officer

Lee S. Schwartzberg, MD, FACP, has been appointed chief medical officer of OneOncology, a physician-led community oncology network.

In this role, Schwartzberg will work with the network’s physician governance board to further clinical and technological infrastructures, prioritize a vision of value-based care, and establish an analytics roadmap to support quality metrics and outcomes.

Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bullish on Hospital at Home, Social Determinants of Health

Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bullish on Hospital at Home, Social Determinants of Health

Health care is migrating into the home — and the hospital of the future will have no address.

That’s according to former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, who highlighted the steady march of health care into residential settings and away from traditional institutions last week during a Health Care Council of Chicago investment event.

Brentwood Addiction Treatment Company Expands to Indianapolis, Hires Regional Medical director

Brentwood Addiction Treatment Company Expands to Indianapolis, Hires Regional Medical director

The Brentwood addiction treatment company Spero has expanded to Indianapolis, and has hired a medical director for the central part of the state.

Spero formed in in 2018, acquiring a group of clinics in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana from another healthcare company called SelfRefind. Their clinics now serve more than 5,300 patients a month.

Why Devoted Health Has Put Family at the Center of Its Mission

Why Devoted Health Has Put Family at the Center of Its Mission

Unsurprisingly, family was the major theme of the StartUp Health festival event featuring brothers Todd and Ed Park, co-founders of insurance startup Devoted Health.

The fireside chat hosted by StartUp Health leaders (and brothers) Steven and Howard Krein, traced the origin of the duo’s business relationship from their time at Athenahealth to their current business efforts to launch what they characterize as a “next-generation Medicare Advantage payvidor, sprinkled in with plenty of anecdotes underscoring the Parks’ relationship from childhood onward.

OneOncology To Add Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Bill Frist to Board of Directors

OneOncology To Add Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Bill Frist to Board of Directors

OneOncology announced the election of former U.S. Senate Majority Leader, Bill Frist to its board of directors. Sen. Frist brings unparalleled insights to OneOncology as a nationally-acclaimed thoracic surgeon, designing effective, bipartisan healthcare policy, and building patient-centered healthcare companies.

Telepsychiatry Increases Access to Mental Health Care

Telepsychiatry Increases Access to Mental Health Care

There are not enough mental health clinicians in America to keep up with the demand for them. In an effort to combat this issue, healthcare providers are turning to screens and phones.

Telepsychiatry—mental health care via remote communication, such as computers and phones— is not a new practice in the behavioral health field.  For Regroup, a company headquartered in Ravenswood, telepsychiatry makes mental health services more accessible for individuals living in communities with a lack of clinicians.