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.
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 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.
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.
Spero Health, Inc., an integrated healthcare services organization specializing in local and affordable outpatient care for individuals suffering from substance use disorder, is pleased to announce the appointment of the following individuals to its board of directors:
Matt Tant and Joe Christopher both graduated from Vanderbilt. They are mission-focused, share a strong faith and believe in paying it forward. Together they founded Relode, a health care staffing platform with growing traction and a successful $12 million Series A round.
As open enrollment for Medicare began Monday, in one of the largest healthcare company fundraises of the year, Medicare Advantage business Devoted Health says it's raised $300 million in a Series B round led by Andreessen Horowitz.
Spero Health, Inc., a newly formed healthcare organization specializing in local, affordable, outpatient care for individuals suffering from substance use disorder, announced that it has acquired investment growth capital to meet the demand in communities across the country for high-quality, comprehensive and integrated addiction treatment services.
WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Devoted Health announced today that it's now licensed to offer Medicare Advantage Plans in the state of Florida. The healthcare company is approved to offer plans in eight counties across the state — Broward, Hillsborough, Miami-Dade, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Polk, and Seminole. Starting in January 2019, Devoted will partner with some of the most trusted doctors and hospitals in Central and South Florida to serve Medicare members in those areas.
FRISCO, Texas & NASHVILLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Valify, the leading healthcare cost management company exclusively dedicated to controlling purchased services expense, announced today that it has acquired Lucro Solutions, Inc., a Nashville-based digital platform for health systems to compare and select vendors.
First settled by a party of Overmountain Men in 1779 on the banks of the Cumberland River, Nashville became official in 1806 as the county seat. In 1843 the city added the tag of capital of Tennessee, thanks to the river traffic and the railroad.
Another nickname for Nashville is the “Athens of the South,” so given because of all the colleges and universities. Leading the parade, Vanderbilt University has nearly 13,000 students, followed by close to 11,000 at Tennessee State U. Throw in some medical and law schools, and Nashville does fit the description of an education hub.
I recently read a piece on this site that laid out the hiring plans of several healthcare facilities, and how they’re working to find solutions to the ongoing issue of finding new talent while retaining their existing workforce.
Current hiring practices are still relying on the same practices, and in the rapidly changing healthcare landscape where employers are often competing for the same candidates, staying the same is tantamount to falling behind.
Healthcare facilities are moving toward new solutions to hiring challenges, although many display hesitations when it comes to fully embracing these ideas.
In order to thrive in this industry, hospitals and healthcare facilities need to rely on open networks for hiring, rather than closed ones.
The tide may be starting to turn on the number of drug-dependent babies in Tennessee. After an alarming 5-year rise, the number of infants going through withdrawals from opioids is down by more than a quarter from the same point last year.
Patients at Iora Health's clinics get access to yoga studios and health coaches and can use video chat or text message to reach their doctor at any time.
Iora isn't offering this brand of concierge medicine to wealthy, young professionals from Silicon Valley and New York. Instead, its services are for the sickest and oldest Americans, often with low incomes, who suffer from serious health conditions like diabetes and heart disease.
FRISCO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Valify, a healthcare cost management company exclusively dedicated to controlling purchased services expense, today announced the addition of AllSpire Health GPO, LLC to their growing list of partnerships with healthcare collaboratives. Healthcare collaboratives are choosing Valify as their trusted technology partner to gain timely, automated data-driven insights into their members’ purchased services expense. Armed with this intelligence, collaboratives quickly identify, benchmark, execute and track savings initiatives across more than 1,200 purchased services categories. The partnership with AllSpire Health GPO, LLC is the latest in the pattern of collaboratives selecting Valify for delivering value to their members. With the addition of AllSpire Health GPO, LLC, Valify is currently aligned with six collaboratives spanning 164 hospitals and 25,800 beds.
CHICAGO - March 23, 2018 - PRLog -- Regroup, a leading telepsychiatry company will join fellow winners of the Chicago Innovation Awards, the Chicago region's foremost annual celebration of innovation, in New York City on Monday, March 26th to ring the Closing Bell of the Nasdaq Stock Market. The event will emphasize the surge of innovation that is occurring in the Chicago region, and shine a spotlight on the organizations that make up its vibrant economy.
Regroup is pleased to announce and welcome Julian Cohen as Chief of Quality and Clinician Services. Cohen will be responsible for the Quality program, Clinician Services, Physician Recruiting, and Licensure/Credentialing.
Despite living in a country that delivers some of the best health care in the world, we often settle for end-of-life care that is inconsistent with our wishes and administered in settings that are unfamiliar, even dangerous. In California, for example, 70 percent of individuals surveyed said they wish to die at home, yet 68 percent do not.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HealthTrust, a performance improvement company for healthcare, announced today its selection of Valify, LLC as its technology partner for expense visibility and benchmarking for purchased services. Valify, a healthcare cost management company dedicated to controlling purchased services expense, offers organizations the ability to identify and benchmark expense and manage savings targets in over 1,200 categories. Under the agreement, members engaging with HealthTrust inSight Advisory will gain access to Valify’s database of $177 billion in categorized spend.
There’s a new insurance startup focused on Medicare Advantage members. Devoted Health recently closed a $62 million Series A round which, combined with a previous Seed round, adds up to $69 million to date. It plans to roll out Medicare Advantage plans in 2019, according to the company’s website.
Cofounders Ed Park and Todd Park cofounded athenahealth. Ed Park, the CEO, is also a former CTO for athenahealth. Todd Park, executive chairman, also cofounded Castlight Health and served as U.S. CTO, according to its website. Other staff includes Bob Kocher, a Venrock partner who is serving as chief medical officer. Former U.S. Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil serves as chief data scientist with the business. Among the board members are former U.S. Senator and majority leader Bill Frist, Kathleen Sibelius, a former Secretary of Health and Human Services and Venrock Partner Bryan Roberts…
Have you ever wondered how experiencing nature can improve your health and your life?
Increasingly, healthcare and public health professionals are recognizing that the social determinants of health—including where we’re born, live, work, play and age—collectively have a far greater impact on our health outcomes than the healthcare delivery system. It’s estimated that healthcare services account for just 10% of longevity, while social and environmental factors account for twice that at 20%, genetics 30%, and individual behaviors an estimated 40% (Schroeder, NEJM, 2007). Our surroundings and how they influence our choices form the foundation for a healthy lifestyle.
For loved ones with advanced illness such as cancer or heart disease or with severe symptoms from a chronic illness, especially in the last year or so of life, what we desperately want is for them to seamlessly receive high quality, compassionate care at home that keeps them comfortable and free from pain and suffering.
Health is more than healthcare. Smart reform looks beyond the current conversation of repeal and replace. It must include an active and empowered consumer making choices that matter within a modern, connected, knowledge-driven system.
That is the powerful message of the National Academy of Medicine’s pivotal report released today. Drawing on the expertise of 150 health care policy experts, scientists, and researchers from across the country, the report was developed by a bipartisan steering committee that included former Governor and HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt, former FDA Commissioner and CMS Administrator Mark McClellan, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, and me, among others. Its core goals are better health and wellbeing; high-value healthcare; and strong science & technology. The report outlines actionable policy recommendations to further these goals.
If you were asked to name the No. 1 cause of death in women in Davidson County, what would you say?
Some might suggest cancer, or perhaps Alzheimer’s. But the truth is that our number one “lady killer” is a condition that many consider a man’s disease. And what’s even more striking is that its early symptoms can go unnoticed for years.
Among global public health advocates, there is a growing concern that President Trump may cut back, or even eliminate, programs that have played a critical role in fighting diseases worldwide. While every administration should strongly review our nation’s overseas commitments, and there are undoubtedly programs that we should cut, I hope he recognizes the success and importance of one in particular: the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.
I have been treating patients in Africa and Haiti for 20 years. When I was Senate majority leader in 2003, I led the Senate’s passage of the plan, called Pepfar, on an overwhelming voice vote. It has since been reauthorized twice. President Trump, like his predecessors, will have the chance to put his own stamp on this winning program.
No state is an island when it comes to our food and its impact — good or bad — on our population’s health.
In my home state of Tennessee, an estimated 39 percent of adults suffer from hypertension, ranking us seventh in the nation, according to the annual State of Obesity report released last fall by Trust for America’s Health, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
That’s a top 10 ranking Tennesseans would just as soon do without.
At the start of a new year, we often find ourselves making resolutions to eat healthier and get active (I know I'm one of those people!). But the good news is, America’s interest in healthier foods has become a year-round trend, not just a New Year’s fad.
More than 66% of shoppers say they want to make healthier choices while at the grocery store. Low-calorie options accounted for 82% of snack food sales growth in 2013. Restaurant chains that increased lower-calorie menu options reported increases in store sales, customer traffic, and servings sold.