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Health Enterprise Partners Adds Venture Partner – Mike Taylor Adds Operational and Clinical Experience to the Firm

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Health Enterprise Partners (“HEP”), a healthcare private equity fund, is pleased to announce the addition of Mike Taylor as Venture Partner. “As a proven entrepreneur and physician, Mike brings a unique set of attributes to HEP that will benefit our investors and portfolio companies,” said Dave Tamburri, Managing Partner of HEP. “After more than 10 years of friendship, we are fortunate to welcome him to the team.”

Prior to joining HEP in January, Mike served as President of MultiPlan’s Payment Integrity division, a position he held since MultiPlan’s acquisition of Medical Audit & Review Solutions (“MARS”) in 2014. Mike founded MARS as a technology-enabled provider of healthcare payment integrity services for payers and third-party administrators. He served as President and CEO since the company’s inception in 2011. Read More

Bardy Diagnostics™ Achieves Milestone of 40,000 Patients Monitored by the Carnation Ambulatory Monitor

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Bardy Diagnostics, Inc., (“BardyDx”), a leading provider of ambulatory cardiac monitoring technologies and custom data solutions, announced today it has achieved a significant year-end milestone of monitoring over 40,000 patients driven by rapid adoption of the Carnation Ambulatory Monitor (“CAM™”), the world’s first P-wave centric™ ambulatory cardiac patch monitor and arrhythmia detection device.

“Product acceptance continues to rapidly grow, supported by the positive customer reception to the CAM’s unique P-wave centric technology,” said Ken Nelson, Chief Commercial Officer. “With over 40,000 patients to date having benefited from the CAM patch, it is evident to our customers that P-wave specificity is essential for accurately diagnosing arrhythmias and determining appropriate medical or procedural intervention.” Read More

Spectrum Equity Leads Majority Recapitalization of Payer Compass

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DALLAS, Jan. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Payer Compass, a leading provider of healthcare reimbursement technology and price transparency solutions, announced today that it has received a significant investment from Spectrum Equity, a growth equity firm focused on the information economy, and Health Enterprise Partners (HEP), a healthcare-focused investment firm. This investment positions Payer Compass to continue its rapid growth while further extending its comprehensive product offering serving health plans, self-insured employer groups, third-party administrators and brokers.

Payer Compass’ core software platform VISIUM™ is a purpose-built healthcare pricing engine and contract management system focused on addressing the complexities of Medicare, Medicaid and Commercial claims pricing. With the rise of healthcare costs and shift to self-funded plans, Payer Compass enables employer groups and health plans to realize significant cost savings by utilizing a Medicare-based reimbursement method as it is more closely tied to the true cost of providing care. Read More

Health Enterprise Partners Announces Partner Promotion – Ezra Mehlman Promoted to Managing Partner

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Health Enterprise Partners (“HEP”), a healthcare private equity fund, is pleased to announce the promotion of Ezra Mehlman to Managing Partner. “Ezra has demonstrated the energy, impeccable judgment, and character that are foundational to our firm and its investors,” said Dave Tamburri, Managing Partner of HEP. “We are confident that he will continue to make a significant contribution to the ongoing success of our firm.”

Mehlman joined HEP full-time in 2012 after interning at the firm for two years while attending Columbia Business School. Prior to HEP, he worked for the Advisory Board Company and Booz Allen Hamilton. Ezra serves on the boards of AxiaMed, CenterPointe Behavioral Health System, InDemand Interpreting, Jvion and Wildflower Health. He also served as a director of Applied Pathways prior to its acquisition by AIM Specialty Health, a division of Anthem, Inc. He is a member of HEP’s investment committee. Read More

Jvion Secures Significant Strategic Growth Investment to Expand Application of Its Healthcare AI and Prescriptive Analytics Platform

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Investment will help meet surging healthcare demand for an AI-driven clinical decision support solution that improves patient outcomes, lowers the cost of care, and addresses challenges across various healthcare market segments.

(Atlanta, GA) Jvion, the market leader in healthcare AI, announced today that it raised a significant growth equity investment led by JMI Equity (JMI)—a growth equity firm focused on investing in leading software companies. Additional investors in the fundraise include Health Enterprise Partners (HEP) and Health Velocity Capital (HVC), two leading healthcare investment firms whose limited partner networks comprise some of the largest hospital systems and health plans in the country. Read More

Bardy Diagnostics™ Selected As Winner Of The Fierce Innovation Life Sciences Award

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SEATTLE, Dec. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Bardy Diagnostics, Inc., (“BardyDx”), a leading provider of ambulatory cardiac monitoring technologies and custom data solutions, announced today that it has been selected as a winner in the sixth annual Fierce Innovation Awards: Life Sciences Edition, an awards program from the leading industry publisher of FierceBiotech and FiercePharma aimed at identifying and showcasing outstanding innovations driving improvements and transformation in the digital health, biotech, and pharma industries. BardyDx earned top honors for the Carnation Ambulatory Monitor (“CAM™”), the world’s first P-wave centric™ ambulatory cardiac patch monitor and arrhythmia detection device. Read More

California Moms and Babies to Benefit From New, Enhanced Mobile Health Apps

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Collaboration between Wildflower, Care1st (Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan effective 1/1/19), an affiliate of Blue Shield, and the California Health Care Foundation extends critical health knowledge to Medi-Cal beneficiaries

Mothers and babies across California are about to experience a new level of support thanks to a unique collaboration that puts vital health education resources right at their fingertips. The initiative between Wildflower Health, Care1st Health Plan (Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan effective 1/1/19), an affiliate of Blue Shield of California, and the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) is designed to ensure that Medi-Cal families have access to the information they need to make important decisions about their health care. Read More

New Cigna Pregnancy App Enables Improved Health and Lower Costs For Pregnant Women

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BLOOMFIELD, Conn. – Global health service company Cigna launched the new Cigna Healthy Pregnancy app to better connect individual customers to Cigna’s suite of health benefits including the Cigna Healthy Pregnancies, Healthy Babies maternity health engagement program. The Cigna Healthy Pregnancies, Healthy Babies program has shown to positively impact health outcomes for pregnant women and their babies. Read More

Bardy Diagnostics™ Selected as a Winner of the Children’s National Pediatric Medical Device Innovation Competition

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SEATTLE, Sept. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Bardy Diagnostics, Inc., (“BardyDx”), a leading provider of ambulatory cardiac monitoring technologies and custom data solutions, including the Carnation Ambulatory Monitor (“CAM™”), the world’s first P-wave centric™ ambulatory cardiac monitor and arrhythmia detection device, announced it was selected as one of six winners of the “Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!” Competition hosted by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System.

Eleven finalists from a field of 45 worldwide submissions were selected to present their products this past weekend at the Sixth Annual Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium. A distinguished judging panel of industry experts awarded BardyDx a $25,000 prize based on the CAM patch’s pediatric-friendly design, innovative P-wave centric technology, and potential to address significant unmet needs in pediatric healthcare. Read More

Wildflower Expands Family Health Platform to Comprehensively Support First 1,000 Days

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Wildflower Health, a leading mobile health software company, today announced it has launched enhanced capabilities to support new parents during the critical first 1,000 days. Building on the strength of its maternity programming, Wildflower’s Family Health platform can now support parents as they manage the health needs of their newborns and their entire family during early childhood.

Countless research studies have documented the importance of the first 1,000 days, from conception until a child’s second birthday. Without a strong support system, issues stemming from malnutrition and undetected developmental delays can have a negative and irreversible impact that lasts a lifetime. Read More