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  1. U.S. News & World Report Releases Best Children's Hospitals for 2017-2018

    Often at Locus Health we're asked why we do what we do and who we do it for. Recently many of our partner hospitals were named among the top 50 Best Children's Hospitals for 2017-2018 in Pediatric Cardiology and Heart Surgery by the US News and World Report. These partnerships drive our innovation as we deliver software solutions, so that patients of all ages, in this case infants, have improved outcomes and receive the best possible care from their outstanding providers. We could not be prouder of our Children's Hospital partners and the work we do with them to ensure these infants are receiving the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

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  2. UF Health First to Offer iPad-Monitoring App to Caregivers of Infants with Rare Heart Defect

    Locus Health is proud to share its partnership with UF Health Shands Children's Hospital.

    Our iPad app-based monitoring program will help high-risk infants diagnosed with single ventricle heart defects in the UF Health Congenital Heart Center and their caregivers achieve better care and relationships with the hospital long after they have headed home. Locus Health Senior Vice President Scott Magargee says, "We're enormously proud to partner on the project with UF Health, particulatly given its distinction as a Center for Excellence in providing innovative care to its cardiolofy patients, as we share their vision of health care innovation."

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  3. Hospitals Are Prescribing Surveillance to Save Lives

    One of the greatest rewards for the Locus Health team is the knowledge that our software is supporting dramatic changes in healthcare, ensuring that people get the right care at the right time and right place. One of the many ways we accomplish this was highlighted in the recent Vice News: Motherboard article. Through a secure remote iPad monitoring application, Locus Health partnered with UVA Health System to help families of babies born with congenital heart defects care for and monitor their conditions even after the families have left the hospital.

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  4. The Advisory Board profiles successful partnership between Locus Health and University of Virginia Health System

    The Advisory Board Company, a thought-leading, healthcare industry best practices firm has recognized the strategic partnership between Locus Health and the University of Virginia Health System in a recent spotlight piece. The profile highlights a successful collaboration between the two organizations, utilizing predictive analytics and innovative patient monitoring approaches to reduce readmission rates by more than 40% and increase patient engagement after leaving the hospital.

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  5. Locus Health Eyeing National Expansion After Strong Results at UVA

    As a local Charlottesville company we value our relationship with the University of Virginia Health System. Our partnership has helped change the lives of many patients and families, from services that limit preventable readmissions after discharge, to support for providers and families of infants with congenital heart defects as they transition home, to platforms that engage employees and providers in UVA's Employee Wellness program. We're happy to be part of such an exciting time in healthcare and can't wait to watch our company build on these success stories at UVA, to help change patients' lives across the United States.

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  6. Former Catholic Health Initiatives Senior Executive Cliff Deveny, MD to Become President of Locus Health

    Hire Deepens Commitment to Nationwide Roll-Out of Programs Aimed at Reducing Costs and Improving Patient Outcomes

    Locus Health is pleased to announce that T. Clifford Deveny, MD has been appointed as President effective November 7, 2016. Dr. Deveny joins Locus Health after having served for the past five years as Senior Vice President for Physician Services and Clinical Integration for Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), the nation's third-largest nonprofit health system operating in 19 states and comprised of 103 hospitals.

    "I am delighted to join Locus Health at this important point in the company's history," said Dr. Deveny. "Locus Health's remote patient care solutions combine to deliver a compelling solution for supporting providers in their implementation of scalable value-based care models. I look forward to helping the company expand its current programs as well as develop new offerings to support providers as the world of healthcare undergoes profound changes."

    Locus Health has developed a unique platform that includes a comprehensive suite of software and services to enable providers to deliver remote patient care for a wide range of pediatric and adult populations. The Locus Health platform currently supports episodic, bundled and chronic care management programs at The University of Virginia Health System and the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia.

    Data from UVA over the past three years has shown a greater than 40% reduction in readmissions for patients monitored by Locus Health. The Charlottesville-based company also offers consulting services to hospital C-suites in designing programs focused on lowering costs while simultaneously improving patient outcomes.

    "We are truly excited that Dr. Deveny has decided to become a senior member of the Locus Health team," said Kirby Farrell, Chief Executive Officer. "Dr. Deveny's extensive clinical and administrative background - and particularly his insights and experience in helping to develop thoughtful and innovative patient care programs - will be instrumental in leading Locus Health through our next stage of growth."

    "We are particularly excited about Dr Deveny's ability to help us focus our care coordination solutions to add value in today's fee for service world while positioning providers to succeed in the emerging world of value based care."

    Throughout his career, and of particular significance for Locus Health, Dr. Deveny has been a strong advocate for including clinicians in the development of programs, believing that clinician buy-in and engagement are essential to programmatic success and the patient experience throughout the continuum of care.

    While at CHI, Dr. Deveny played an integral role in developing initiatives to support its transition from a hospital company to a healthcare organization and meet the challenges of healthcare's shift to value-based care models. His accomplishments included establishing multi-state clinically integrated networks as well as developing and expanding national service lines for orthopedic and spine, cardiovascular, oncology and hospital medicine services. He also played a key role in developing and growing CHI's physician enterprise and management services organization and improving the operational and clinical performance of its ambulatory-based primary care services.

    About Locus Health

    Founded in 2009, Locus Health is a team of experts in healthcare, technology, and data analytics working to improve quality, clinical and financial outcomes for health systems and other institutional providers.

    Data-driven and clinically oriented, Locus Health develops comprehensive patient care solutions that improve care coordination efforts for a wide range of populations. Services include both professional consulting and remote care management powered by a proprietary, fully customizable software platform. Locus Health's services support a number of provider patient care initiatives, including bundled payment strategies for orthopedics and cardiology, and readmissions reduction, self-insured employee wellness and chronic care management programs.

  7. University of Virginia Center for Telehealth Renamed for Founder and Director, Dr. Karen Rheuban

    The University of Virginia Center for Telehealth is taking on the name of its founder and director, Dr. Karen Rheuban.

    Dr. Karen Rheuban remains a trail blazing force in telemedicine and role model for Locus Health. Rheuban, former director of the American Telemedicine Association, helped found the center in 1994. It has since become one of the marquee telemedicine programs in the nation, and is one of 14 federal telehealth resource centers under the federal Department of Health and Human Services. Read More.

  8. Friends of Locus Health, Seniors Connect, win Top Tom Tom Festival Pitch Night Honors

    High school students Clara Duffy & Leela Ghaemmaghami who worked with Locus Health at this year's SPARK! Hackathon to develop a health app for senior citizens have gone on to win first prize TomTom Festival's Pitch night! Congratulations Seniors Connect!

    Seniors Connect is an organization that connects seniors to the people they care about. Our services include free group lessons, affordable one-on-one focused lessons, troubleshooting and an opportunity to enrich themselves with lifelong learning.

  9. Locus Health Proud Sponsor of the 2016 Tom Tom Founders Festival

    The Tom Tom Founders Festival is a week of music, art, and innovation held in Charlottesville each April that converges hundreds of bands, start-ups, artists, and visionaries with the purpose of celebrating creative founding. It's a real opportunity to launch ventures amidst ideas and parties in one of America's most beautiful and historic small cities.

    This year Locus Health is proud to sponsor the Tom Tom Festivals Social Innovations in Health event. Where the community gathers to celebrate the global innovators who are applying new social enterprise models to improve the health of citizens in Charlottesville and around the world.

  10. Locus Health Attends MATRC 2016 Telehealth Summit

    Locus Health along with nearly 400 attendees and over 40 exhibitors attended the 2016 MATRC Telehealth Summit. The summit explores how and why telehealth must intersect with both health system transformation and meaningful use to impact all three dimensions of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's (IHI) "Triple Aim": Improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction); Improving the health of populations; and Reducing the per capita cost of health care.

  11. Locus Health Announces $4M Funding Round

    Locus Health, a provider of Remote Patient Care Management programs proven to improve health outcomes, reduce healthcare costs, and eliminate avoidable provider expenses under the Affordable Care Act's Value-Based Care Models, has successfully completed a $4 million funding round. The Company's proprietary software is coupled with customized services that allow for clinicians to engage patients at home to help them avoid costlier procedures.

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