Jet Health Inc. announced today the acquisition of Alpine Plus Home Health, a Richardson, Texas-based home health agency that provides skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, medical social and companion care services.
Clay Ritchey is the Chief Executive Officer of Evariant. Clay has more than 20 years of experience driving growth and innovation in market leading healthcare technology organizations. As CEO, Clay is passionate about working with healthcare providers, technology partners, and his employees to transform the way that consumers, patients, and providers engage across the care continuum to build deeper relationships resulting in sustainable growth for Evariant’s customers. Read More
Of all the truisms associated with healthcare reform, the “transformative power of big data” remains one of the most frequently used. For all the talk of data’s potential, many hospital systems, health plans, and healthcare companies struggle to unlock the value from the numerous data sources at their disposal. Moreover, sweeping fears persist regarding the data requirements that reform will place on hospitals and health plans. It is the purpose of this survey and webinar to identify how the most progressive organizations are innovating ahead of legislative mandates to reap the rewards of data. Read More
While the rise of consumerism in healthcare is hardly a new phenomenon, its acceleration has been remarkable; more than 11 million individuals purchased their own health insurance plan through the exchanges in 20151, and 2014 saw the largest one-year increase in “high-deductible plans” (from 18% to 23% of covered employees)2 making consumers responsible for a greater share of their healthcare expenses. Engaging consumers in their health clearly plays an important role in managing costs and improving patient satisfaction. Many healthcare organizations are piloting new ways to engage consumers, and investment in tools and technology to support these interactions is high. In fact, payer and provider executives identified “consumer engagement” as both the key investment priority and top pain point – in HEP’s 2012 and 2013 annual surveys. Read More
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the majority of the ACA, payers and providers alike are dynamically adjusting their business models to cope with the new pressures wrought by legislative mandates. It is the purpose of this survey and webinar to identify how the most progressive hospital systems and health plans are adapting their strategies in response to reform. Read More
Today there are 30M diabetics in the US, or 10% of the population. The disease costs $245B annually. 86% of diabetics do not meet the recommended targets for glycemic control, blood pressure, LDL cholesterol level, and tobacco use. With 79M Americans having pre-Diabetes the societal burden of this disease will only get worse. Today primary care physicians (PCPs) are delivering much of the diabetes care. Growing prevalence of diabetes will require PCPs to do even more, including better addressing the disease’s clinical as well as its behavioral elements. Read More
Establishing a home infusion brand and quickly growing it to become one of the top five providers in the U.S., selling it to a major long-term care pharmacy, and then transitioning into the home health industry might seem like a pipe dream for some. For industry veteran Jim Glynn, however, this dream has become a reality, as he has recently established his own home health brand, Jet Health, Inc. Read More
Of all the truisms associated with healthcare reform, the “transformative power of big data” remains one of the most overused. For all the talk of data’s promise, many hospital systems, health plans, and healthcare companies struggle to unlock the value from the numerous data sources at their disposal. Moreover, sweeping fears persist regarding the data requirements that reform will place on hospitals and health plans. In this context, HEP conducted an industry survey with the goal of identifying how the most progressive organizations are innovating ahead of legislative mandates to reap the rewards of data. Read More
It is no longer taken as a sign of sophistication to say that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is “undefinable.” With Obama’s re-election on November 6th, certain ambiguities have crystalized into near-certainties. While considerable doubt persists regarding the pace and form of health reform’s implementation, a second Obama term assures us that the central tents of the ACA will not be eliminated. Yet, against this backdrop of reform, it remains unclear how institutions will react to the complex system of carrots and sticks that has been erected around them. It is the purpose of this study to identify what types of bets high-performing hospital systems, health plans, and health care IT companies are making in the wake of reform. Equipped with these findings, we might approach an understanding of what the future holds–and how we might pre-empt legislative mandates in shaping it.