Press Releases

Harris Healthcare’s Data Integrity Solutions, RightPatient Partnership Closes the Gap on Efficient, Accurate and Secure Patient Identification

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, September 20, 2021.

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – September 20, 2021 – Harris Healthcare’s Data Integrity Solution Business Unit – which includes patient data integrity powerhouses Just Associates, Inc., and QuadraMed® Corporation – have entered a strategic partnership with RightPatient® to integrate biometric patient identification into its existing suite of master patient index (MPI) management solutions. Doing so provides important protections against front-end contamination of the MPI and EMPI and helps eliminate the patient misidentification and safety issues created by “dirty” patient identification data. This is especially important now as spikes in remote patient registrations due to COVID-19 have led to a sharp increase in duplicate patient records.

Hayes Expert Explores the Root Causes of Climbing Claims Denials Rates and Performance Improvement Solutions at AHIMA21

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, September 20, 2021.

Wellesley, MA — September 20, 2021 — Hayes, makers of the industry’s leading integrated auditing, billing compliance and revenue integrity platform for the nation’s premier healthcare organizations, announced today that Vasilios Nassiopoulos, CPC, CCO, will present Leveraging Denial Trends to Identify Risks and Prevent Audits at the AHIMA21 Virtual Conference. The presentation, which explores the catalyst behind rising claims denials and how healthcare organizations can reverse the trend, takes place on Sept. 22 at 11:45 a.m. ET.

Just Associates, QuadraMed Power Harris Healthcare’s Data Integrity Solutions

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, September 02, 2021.

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – September 2, 2021 – Two top data integrity powerhouses have joined forces to bring healthcare organizations an unmatched level of innovation and expertise to solve the industry’s toughest data integrity challenges. As part of Harris Healthcare’s Data Integrity Solutions (DIS) Business Unit, Just Associates, Inc., andQuadraMed® Corporation are now partnered to deliver the advanced services and technology solutions needed to address the broad spectrum of challenges associated with patient matching and data integrity.

“Together, these highly experienced organizations will provide clients with best-in-class, industry-leading data integrity services and software that address key health information issues by reducing potential duplicate medical records and minimizing the ongoing cost of maintaining quality patient data,” said Lora Hefton, executive vice president, Harris’ DIS Business Unit.

Electronic Health Record Association Announces FY22 Leadership and Priorities

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, September 02, 2021.

CHICAGO – September 2, 2021 – The Electronic Health Record (EHR) Association announced the results of its annual Executive Committee elections for terms beginning July 1, 2021. The EHR Association is a trade association of nearly 30 companies that serve most of the nation’s hospitals and ambulatory care organizations using electronic health records (EHRs) and other health information and technology to deliver high quality, efficient care to their patients.

Hans Buitendijk, Director of Interoperability Strategy with the Cerner Corporation, continues as Chair of the Executive Committee, which establishes the Association’s guiding principles and develops and implements strategic plans. David Bucciferro, Senior Advisor at Foothold Technology, returns as Vice Chair.

Carrot Health Joins 2021 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, August 26, 2021.

MINNEAPOLIS — August 26, 2021 – Carrot Health, a leading provider of healthcare solutions powered by consumer and claims data, ranked among the top 400 fastest-growing private companies in its inaugural appearance on the 2021 Inc. 5000. The company revealed today that it ranked No. 311 on the annual list with a three-year revenue growth of 1481.5% – an announcement that comes on the heels of Carrot Health’s acquisition by Unite Us, the nation’s leading technology company connecting health and social care services.

“Our growth is a direct result of the shift in the nation’s focus toward creating health equity and improving equitable access to care, which reflects Carrot Health’s long-time mission to help shape a future without health disparities in which everyone nationwide is able to lead their healthiest lives,” said Kurt Waltenbaugh, CEO of Carrot Health. “To be recognized among the elite companies that make up the top 500 fastest-growing private companies is a testament to the dedication and perseverance of the entire Carrot Health team.”

hc1 Opens Registration for 2021 Precision Health Virtual Summit

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, July 13, 2021.

(INDIANAPOLIS, July 13, 2021) --  hc1, the leader in critical insight, analytics, and solutions for precision health, today announced it will host the second annual Precision Health Virtual Summit, a free, two-day virtual event taking place Aug. 31- Sept. 1, 2021, in partnership with Becker’s Healthcare. The event will bring together healthcare leaders and experts to focus on implementing precision health practices into care delivery, bringing the benefits of precision health to all patients.

The 2021 Precision Health Virtual Summit serves to showcase how advances in data-driven care by Precision Health Insight Networks (PHINs) are reducing overwhelming complexity in our care delivery system. Historically, the information clinicians required to deliver personalized, precise care was locked away in disconnected databases, buried in medical journals and isolated in multiple patient data silos. PHINs enable healthcare providers to uncover actionable insights in real-time to identify the right testing and prescriptions for optimal outcomes at the lowest cost.

Carrot Health Wins Minne Inno Fire Award

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, July 01, 2021.

MINNEAPOLIS – July 1, 2021 – Carrot Health, a leading provider of healthcare solutions powered by consumer and claims data, has received the Fire Award from Minne Inno, which covers the Twin Cities’ burgeoning startup and technology communities. Honored in the high-tech category, Carrot Health was one of 50 companies from across Minnesota to be recognized in the 2021 awards.

“Recognition by Minne Inno with a Fire Award validates Carrot Health’s mission to help shape a future without health disparities in which everyone nationwide is able to lead their healthiest lives,” said Kurt Waltenbaugh, CEO of Carrot Health. “The state’s vibrant high-tech community is made up of some of the nation’s most innovative, leading edge companies, which makes this honor even more meaningful.”

Hayes CTO Wins Gold in 2021 IT World Awards® for Work Transforming MDaudit Enterprise Platform

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, June 29, 2021.

Wellesley, MA — June 29, 2021 –– Hayes, makers of the industry’s leading integrated auditing, billing compliance and revenue integrity platform for the nation’s premier healthcare organizations, announced today that CTO Ritesh Ramesh was recognized by the Globee® Awards as Chief Technology Officer of the Year in the 16th Annual 2021 IT World Awards®. Ramesh, who took top honors in the IT Software category, was recognized for his work leveraging augmented intelligence (AI) to transform both the company and its revenue integrity platform.

Carrot Health MarketView® Customers Dominate 2021 Medicare AEP Performance

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, May 25, 2021.

MINNEAPOLIS – May 25, 2021 – Carrot Health, a leading provider of healthcare solutions powered by consumer and claims data, announced today that health plans utilizing its Carrot MarketView® platform realized a 2021 Medicare annual election period (AEP) growth rate twice that of their competition. This includes average member retention rates of more than 95% across all health plan customers and new member conversion rates 5.2 times higher when Carrot Health predictive modeling was used.

New Carrot Health customers were particularly successful, with 73% outperforming 2020 AEP. Collectively, new customers grew memberships by nearly 4% during 2021 AEP, following declines in 2020.

Carrot Health CFO Named “Notable Leader in Finance” by Twin Cities Business

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, April 12, 2021.

MINNEAPOLIS – April 12, 2021 – Carrot Health, a leading provider of healthcare solutions powered by consumer and claims data, announced today that CFO Steve Sigmond was named one of Minneapolis-St. Paul’s Notable Leaders in Finance by Twin Cities Business magazine. Sigmond was recognized for the instrumental role he has played in building the company he co-founded in 2014 into the data analytics market leader it is today.

The Notable Leaders in Finance program recognizes finance industry professionals who have affected change, demonstrated a willingness to share expertise, and exhibited leadership in specific initiatives or programs at their organization that created significant, positive, and measurable results. Sigmond and his fellow honorees will be profiled in a special section in the April/May 2021 print issue of Twin Cities Business and online at tcbmag.com.

Carrot Health CEO Named 2021 Health Care Hero by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, April 05, 2021.

MINNEAPOLIS – April 5, 2021 – Carrot Health, a leading provider of healthcare solutions powered by consumer and claims data, announced today CEO Kurt Waltenbaugh was named one of 2021’s Health Care Heroes by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Waltenbaugh, who was recognized in the Health Entrepreneur category, was honored for his substantial achievements at the helm of Carrot Health and the impact he and the company have had on the Minneapolis/St. Paul Community.

Recognizing that 2020 was an unprecedented year, the Business Journal launched the Health Care Heroes awards to honor the healthcare workers who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to fight the global COVID-19 pandemic while continuing to provide care for non-COVID patients. The program recognizes Twin Cities’ individuals who have put innovation, care, dedication, and compassion to work to improve the human condition. Honorees were announced on April 5* by the Business Journal and will be recognized during a virtual event on June 10 and in a June 11 special print edition.

Carrot Health Surpasses 25 Million Individual Scored Lives and 400 Million Claims/Encounter Records, Solidifying its Position as Top Health Consumer & SDoH Analytics Provider

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, March 16, 2021.

Achieving key milestones further solidifies its position as the healthcare industry’s leading provider of data and analytics for social determinants of health

MINNEAPOLIS – March 16, 2021 – Carrot Health, a leading provider of healthcare solutions powered by consumer and claims data, announced today that the Carrot MarketView® platform has now delivered individual-level social determinants of health (SDoH) scores for more than 25 million managed lives.

Carrot Health’s robust integrated dataset — the first and largest in healthcare — now encompasses more than 400 million claims/encounter records. Carrot MarketView aggregates more than 80 data sources to provide the nation’s leading health plans, including four of the top 10 plans, with insights into how best to engage members and manage their health, as well as to identify and drive growth opportunities.

Hayes CTO Discusses AI-Enabled Revenue Integrity at Health Datapalooza 2021

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, February 23, 2021.

Ritesh Ramesh discussed the role of augmented intelligence in achieving revenue integrity to help healthcare organizations regain solid financial footing post-COVID-19.

Wellesley, MA — February 23, 2021 — Cloud, data, and augmented intelligence (AI) have critical roles to play in solving key business problems around operational and financial areas for healthcare organizations as we enter 2021 and beyond. That was the message shared by Hayes CTO Ritesh Ramesh during a rapid-fire panel focused on Patient Care in the Era of COVID – Data and Systems during the virtual 2021 Health Datapalooza and National Health Policy Conference, hosted by AcademyHealth.

Carrot Health, Colorado Hospital Association Analysis Identifies “Distinct Correlation” Between SDoH and Emergency Department Utilization, Hospital Readmissions

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, November 23, 2020.

Findings are part of a case study examining the relationship between SDoH and healthcare utilization in Colorado

MINNEAPOLIS – November 23, 2020 – A groundbreaking analysis by Carrot Health of claims data compiled by the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) determined that a high Carrot Social Risk Grouper® (SRG) score correlates strongly with higher rates of emergency department (ED) super-utilization. The analysis, which combined data from CHA’s On Demand Hospital Information Network (ODHIN) with consumer behavior data from the Carrot MarketView® platform, also found that food insecurity and other underlying social factors were driving ED utilization and readmissions.

Dr. Stephen K. Klasko Named Mainstage Keynote Speaker at hc1’s Precision Health Virtual Summit

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, October 29, 2020.

Two-day virtual event scheduled for Nov. 17 and 18

INDIANAPOLIS — (October 29, 2020) hc1, the leader in critical insight, analytics, and solutions for precision health that power high-value health care, announced today that Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, will be the keynote speaker during its Precision Health Virtual Summit scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 17 and Wednesday, Nov. 18. This special two-day summit hosted by hc1 in partnership with Becker’s Healthcare will bring together healthcare leaders and experts to focus on the changes our care delivery system needs as it transitions from fee-for-service to value-based care reimbursement models.