NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- OneOncology, the national partnership of independent community oncologists, announced today that it is entering into a new partnership with Arizona Blood & Cancer Specialists. Arizona Blood & Cancer Specialists is a newly formed oncology group led by Dr. Robert Brooks, a long-serving Southern Arizonamedical oncologist and hematologist, and will include additional physicians who have cared for the community for decades. The new practice will be the fourth to join OneOncology - a network already comprised of 227 physicians practicing at 62 sites of care. Expansion to the southwest demonstrates the meaningful demand for the business model in communities across the country.
Devoted Health (https://www.devoted.com), a next generation Medicare Advantage plan dedicated to delivering high quality care at lower overall costs, announced today that it will begin offering insulin at a $0 copay for their members. The copay adjustment comes as a response to recent reports indicating that insulin-using diabetics are increasingly unable to afford their insulin treatment as a result of its rising cost.
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.
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.
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.