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.
ContinuumRX & Inova Health System have formed a joint healthcare venture aimed at supplying home infusion and specialty pharmacy services to patients in northern Virginia and other nearby areas. Patients will receive services beginning this fall. Read More
As legislators continue to debate the role of the federal government in administering health care, the need for enhanced coordination between payers and providers has never been more acute. In the last five years, we have seen the most progressive hospitals and health plans enter into partnerships for mutually- beneficial gains. Challenging what was once an openly adversarial relationship, these innovative players are collaborating to share risk, lower cost, and seize market share. Whatever the end result of reform, Health Enterprise Partners contends that the line between payers and providers will continue to blur.
Steve Lefar is the CEO of Applied Pathways. Steve was formerly the President and CEO of Sg2, a market leader in providing analytics to providers which was acquired by MedAssets in 2015. Prior to Sg2, he was the President of MediRegs, a pioneer in SAAS applications and content for the healthcare compliance space that was acquired by WoltersKluwer. He currently is a Board Member of Enlitic and an Advisor to Evive Health. Steve also sits on the Board of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation of Chicago, the Aptakisic-Tripp School District, and on the editorial board of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics. Read More
Jet Health, Inc. announced the acquisition of Colorado based Home Health Investments, LLC. The company provides home health services from offices in Denver and Grand Junction, Colorado. Read More
Bardy Diagnostics announced that it has raised a significant round of growth capital from SV Life Sciences Advisers, Health Enterprise Partners, Ascension Ventures, and Square 1 Bank. Read More