Aug 4 2015 | Lumeris News | By

News Release: Lumeris Continues Growth With Hire of New Medical Director – Dr. Michael Neill

ST. LOUIS — Lumeris, a pioneer in population health management solutions headquartered in St. Louis, has announced that Michael Neill, MD, has been appointed as medical director. In his role, Neill will focus on improving the delivery of high-quality, patient-centered care by enabling healthcare entities to become population health services organizations (PHSOs).

Neill will provide consultation on clinical programs and participate in product development. With his clinical and population health management experience, Neill will help Lumeris transform the healthcare industry by taking healthcare organizations through the journey to becoming PHSOs.

“Lumeris is experiencing significant business growth as the demand for our population health management solutions increases,” said Dr. Debbie Zimmerman, Chief Medical Officer for Lumeris. “With the addition of Dr. Neill to Lumeris’ team of medical directors, we’ll further our ability to successfully transition healthcare systems to value-based care.”

Neill is an established healthcare executive who has nearly 30 years of clinical and administrative experience in large and integrated healthcare delivery systems, as well as small and rural hospital and clinic settings.

Before joining Lumeris, Neill served as regional medical director for Peoples Health, managing partner and chief medical officer for Healthy Options, and chief medical officer for health improvement solutions for Humana, Inc. Neill’s career includes working in general surgery, directing a provider-owned health plan, establishing and managing medical services organizations, and leading physicians in virtually all varieties of medical and surgical practice settings.

“I’m looking forward to joining the Lumeris team, where I will continue to help healthcare organizations improve their solutions in order for them to transform successfully to value-based care,” said Neill. “Lumeris’ population health management model is a proven solution that puts patients back at the center of care and allows physicians and other members of the care team to act on their passion – which is medicine.”

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.

ABOUT LUMERIS

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.

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