Lifesprk Partnership Helps North Memorial Lower Its Re-Hospitalization Rate by 47%

Minneapolis-based North Memorial Health has partnered with Lifesprk, a holistic home care provider also based in Minneapolis, to help serve the health system’s rapidly aging patient population. And the partnership is already seeing some impressive results in terms of lowering re-hospitalization rates and ER utilization The goal of the partnership — announced in December — […]

‘Sick-Care Silos,’ Medicare Advantage and Market Exits: Home Care CEOs Look Ahead to 2020

Once considered an afterthought, non-medical, in-home care took on newfound importance in 2019. Many home care CEOs predict that momentum will continue in 2020, especially as risk-based arrangements among providers become more common. Medicare Advantage and outcomes-related health data are also positioned to play leading roles in home care next year, industry leaders believe. The […]

Lifesprk Partners with North Memorial; LHC Group Expands LifePoint Joint Venture

Lifesprk, North Memorial Health unveil LEADS Lifesprk and North Memorial Health have partnered to make an alternative delivery system for whole person senior services. The idea behind the new system is to take into account a senior’s entire health care journey in order to more adequately serve his or her needs. The two Minneapolis-based organizations […]

Disrupt Podcast #20: Joel Theisen,CEO of Lifesprk

The 20th episode of our podcast, Disrupt, is now available! If you haven’t yet heard of Minnesota-based Lifesprk, you likely will very soon. Led by CEO Joel Theisen, Lifesprk provides a range of services in the home — including home-based primary care — to help seniors achieve their health and wellness goals. The model has […]

Advocate Aurora Exec: ‘There’s Almost Nothing That Won’t Eventually Move into the Home’

Since the Affordable Care Act was enacted in 2010, U.S. health care spending has steadily climbed — along with the country’s population of older adults and those with chronic conditions. To help bend the cost curve and deliver care to seniors in their preferred setting, health care has, in turn, noticeably shifted into the home […]

VC Powerhouses Ponder Bigger Home Care Push

Venture capital powerhouses GV, General Catalyst and Andreessen Horowitz are paying close attention to the home-based care space, betting that health care will continue its mass exodus out of hospitals, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and other facilities. Andreessen Horowitz — which led San Francisco-based home care startup Honor’s $20 million Series A round back in […]

Right at Home, Lifesprk Share Opposing Strategies to Winning Partnerships

As the health care industry continues to move toward value-based payment, at-home care providers have more opportunity to shine than ever before — with players across the continuum taking notice. Leveraging unique data and capitalizing on differentiators are key to catching the attention of potential partners, experts say. In 2018, mergers and acquisitions within the […]

Intermountain Healthcare Bets Big on Home-Based Mentality

One of the largest health systems in the country is betting big on its ongoing strategy to provide more care upstream. In March, Intermountain Healthcare announced it is expanding its home-based offerings in 2019 to include primary care and multiple hospital-level services, along with palliative care for patients with chronic or serious medical conditions. The […]