ST. LOUIS – Lumeris, a pioneer in population health management solutions headquartered in St. Louis, has announced that Paul Kaplan, MD, has been appointed as medical director. In his role, Kaplan will focus on improving the delivery of high-quality, patient-centered care by enabling healthcare entities to become population health services organizations (PHSOs).
Kaplan will provide consultation on clinical programs and participate in product development. With his clinical and population health management experience, Kaplan will help Lumeris take healthcare organizations through the journey to becoming PHSOs and transforming the healthcare industry.
“We’re thrilled to have Dr. Kaplan join the Lumeris team,” said Dr. Debbie Zimmerman, Chief Medical Officer for Lumeris. “Lumeris is experiencing significant business growth as the demand for our population health management solutions increases. By adding to the medical expertise of our company, we’ll further our ability to successfully transition healthcare systems to value-based care.”
Kaplan brings nearly 30 years of healthcare experience in providing clinical and administrative oversight. His depth of expertise includes creating accountable care organizations, risk share arrangements, healthcare informatics and hospital and physician quality improvement.
“I’m looking forward to working with Lumeris to help provide physicians and health systems with all of the tools necessary to deliver high-quality, cost-effective health care to their patients,” said Kaplan.
Most recently, Kaplan was chief medical officer of Medicaid markets for Highmark. He also served as senior vice president of provider strategy, integration and Healthplan informatics. His career includes working for Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware as vice president of network and medical management and chief medical officer. Kaplan is on the board of Delaware’s Health Care Innovation Plan, an initiative to transform Delaware’s healthcare system and achieve the Triple Aim.
Lumeris’ purpose-built solution for population health management is transforming healthcare. Driven by clinicians, physicians and administrators of healthcare systems, Lumeris’ population health management solutions lead to better health outcomes, lower costs and greater patient plus physician satisfaction.
Lumeris is a pioneer in population health management solutions. Through our operations, technology and consulting services, we enable healthcare organizations to successfully make the journey from volume- to value-based care. We help health systems create Population Health Services Organizations and define populations for risk. We empower providers and their accountable care teams with process improvement strategies, technology tools and clinical workflows to manage their patients and populations effectively. We work collaboratively with payers to ensure the right contracts, measures and incentives are in place to influence physician behavior and drive quality, cost and utilization performance. The depth and breadth of Lumeris’ solutions-combined with its decade of experience in value-based care-make the company an ideal partner for any healthcare organization seeking to transform its business and care-delivery model and remarkably improve its clinical and financial outcomes. For more information, call 1.888.586.3747 or visit Lumeris.com.