Lifespark Venture Reduces Health System Readmissions, Adds Innovator Bill Thomas
Dec 12, 2018
When Homespire launched in May, the goal of the new private-duty home care model was simple: Use an in-home approach to cut health care costs, reduce rehospitalization rates and prevent emergency room visits for Utah’s rapidly aging population.
Six months later, the joint venture between Intermountain Healthcare and Lifespark is already reaching key benchmarks, most notably a sharp reduction in hospital admissions. And hitting those milestones has helped Homespire bring on big names, including well-known senior care innovator Dr. Bill Thomas.
HIPAA Reform Should Protect Patients, Scale Back Silos Around Medical Data
March 24, 2023Meaghan Puglisi
In an opinion piece featured in Healthcare Dive, Joel Theisen, Lifespark CEO, argues for an update of HIPAA that acknowledges an advanced technology landscape and scales back healthcare data silos. This conversation is getting a lot of buzz in Washington as congress looks to pass a bill which calls for a commission to review existing state […]
Data Equals Dollars: Senior Living Providers Blaze New Trails to Capture Care Revenue
March 17, 2023Meaghan Puglisi
Senior Housing News, interviewed Molly Toulouse, VP, Senior Living for a feature story on maximizing care revenue. Austin Montgomery, reporter, wanted insight into how senior living operators are shifting their strategy to capture new revenue opportunities based on care. Lifespark is noted as an example of how companies are getting creative in finding new ways […]
That’s what Lifespark CEO Joel Theisen and LeadingAge President & CEO Katie Smith Sloan answered in a Q&A in Modern Healthcare. The healthcare industry is facing a wide variety of challenges—and solutions aren’t always straightforward shared the reporter, David May. The number of people age 65 and older in the U.S. is projected to rise […]