The acquisition creates a unique and powerful combination of medical and technical leadership with innovative technology-enabled solutions
Samepage Health, a leader in healthcare solutions for high-cost polychronic patients, announced the acquisition of Health123, an award-winning health intelligence platform designed to support clinical workflows and engage patients in their plans of care. The acquisition strengthens the company’s life-changing and cost-saving solution by integrating a comprehensive platform capability designed to enhance patient self-management, conduct effective collaborative care caseload review, and generate actionable insights.
Forty percent of healthcare costs are driven by patients suffering from multiple chronic medical conditions, often exacerbated by behavioral health issues – creating an increasingly untenable and costly situation for health systems. Caring for these patients in a primary care setting is challenging, and complex care management can be an expensive, long-term proposition and is often disconnected from the front line physicians charged with their care. Samepage Health and Health123 address this problem head-on with a scalable, proprietary technology-enabled solution that includes Samepage’s clinical care management methodology, which has been proven to shift polychronic patients into lower cost care groups.
“We are thrilled to welcome Health123’s talented and innovative leadership and personnel to join the Samepage team,” said Samepage scientist founder and Chief Medical Officer, Paul Ciechanowski. “By leveraging their proven platform, we will be able to strengthen our mission to truly transform healthcare by bringing the best-in-class population health methods in our successful solution to more customers quickly. The Health123 platform will also allow us to more deeply engage the whole patient on their terms.”
Rebecca Norlander, Health123 CEO, stated: “Healthcare innovation has lead to a proliferation of point solutions that often ignore the reality that the highest cost patients are suffering from five or more chronic conditions, typically including depression. To date, health systems have deployed labor-intensive Complex Care Management resources to attempt coordination. Technology alone cannot solve this challenge but, given the right solution, technology can enable scalability and accessibility. I’m confident Paul and his team have created that right solution, the Samepage Method, and that the Health123 platform can be a force multiplier providing a program that works for patients and takes the pressure off overwhelmed care managers.”
As part of the transition, Norlander will assume the role of CEO and board member. Health123 co-founder Rachel Lanham, will head up sales and marketing while Health123’s CTO Walt Jones moves to take on the Samepage Health CTO role.
Brock Mansfield, Managing Director of Keeler Investment Group was the mastermind behind the deal. “This type of consolidation is exactly what the industry needs. I’ve seen thousands of healthcare startups and they generally lack either the medical background necessary to understand the system or the tech chops needed to build a scalable company. This is the best of both worlds.” Integration is underway with Samepage clients already experiencing the benefits of this next-level solution.