St. Louis — OCTOBER 6, 2016 – Lumeris, a pioneer in population health management solutions headquartered in St. Louis, is pleased to announce that it is a sponsor of Washington University’s ArchHacks in its inaugural year.
More than 500 college students from around the country will compete in the hackathon on Nov. 4-6, 2016. Teams of computer programmers and other innovators, through intensive collaboration, will build a HealthTech software product in just 48 hours.
“We’re thrilled that Washington University chose the theme, HealthTech, for its first ArchHacks,” said Ray Wolf, Lumeris’ senior vice president of architecture and innovation. “It’s an industry that is growing and evolving each day. Lumeris’ technology platform has been integral to our success in helping organizations move from fee-for-service to value-based care so we certainly understand the importance of innovation. We look forward to mentoring the talented teams of students who will help all of us in the healthcare industry address significant challenges and establish superior solutions to drive rapid transformation.”
ArchHacks will be offering workshops for students to learn new skills and one-on-one time with leaders from the national health and tech communities.
“This is a unique opportunity for students to hack healthcare by using their passion for technology, design and building things in collaboration with other students and HealthTech professionals,” said Stephanie Mertz, Washington University computer science student and co-founder of ArchHacks. “We want to make a difference to improve the health and well being of many populations of people and what better way than to learn than from experts at Lumeris.”
In addition to mentorship, Lumeris will also be providing quadcopter drones as prizes for the ArchHacks team that creates the Best Hack Addressing an Aging Population.
ArchHacks, which is free for students, is accepting applications until October 15. Students may visit arch hacks.io to apply.
ArchHacks is a hackathon hosted at Washington University in St. Louis Nov. 4-6, 2016 for students of all backgrounds with a passion for technology, health, and building things. ArchHacks brings together students from around the country for 48 hours of collaboration, problem solving, and building. We will provide a unique opportunity for students to work with resources and companies they cannot find anywhere else, and our theme, HealthTech, means that the products our participants create will make a real difference. You will have the opportunity to make invaluable connections with corporations, collaborate with friends and, most importantly, develop something that will contribute to the HealthTech community.
Lumeris serves as a long-term operating partner for organizations that are committed to the transition from volume- to value-based care and delivering extraordinary clinical and financial outcomes. Lumeris enables clients to profitably achieve greater results in value-based care arrangements through proven playbooks based on collaboration, transparent data and innovative engagement methodologies. Lumeris offers comprehensive services for managing all types of populations, including launching new Medicare Advantage Health Plans, Commercial and Government Health Plan Optimization, and Multi-Payer, Multi-Population Health Services Organizations (PHSOs) for provider organizations. Currently, Lumeris is engaged with health systems, provider alliances and payers representing tens of millions of lives moving to value-based care. Lumeris has nearly 800 employees.
Lumeris was awarded 2015/2016 Best in KLAS within the Value-Based Care Managed Services category for outstanding efforts to help healthcare professionals deliver better patient care. For 2016 annual enrollment, Essence Healthcare, a Lumeris client, was rated “Excellent” by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Essence was Lumeris’ pioneer client and has been leveraging Lumeris for more than a decade to operate its Medicare Advantage plans, which serve more than 62,000 Medicare beneficiaries in various counties throughout Missouri and southern Illinois.