The Garage Scales Services, Technology and Talent to Drive Impact in Value-Based Care
In the last eighteen months, the Garage, an advanced population health management platform company, has felt the welcome impact of a healthcare system on the brink of transformation - and it has risen to meet the challenge. The latest release of Bridge 5.2 has enabled unprecedented visibility into data, insights and actions at every level of a subscriber's organization, and point-of-care tools that engage physicians and their practice in entirely new ways. User adoption of the Garage’s platform during the period has doubled, driving increases in both quality and cost control. As a result, the Garage has more than doubled both the size of its team and the volume of patient data it manages, now in excess of 2 petabytes.
As the pandemic continues to highlight the need for change in healthcare, value-based care has become the answer many physicians, payers, and communities are looking for. Community health centers, hospital systems and direct contracting entities are joining the quest for value over volume, and as a result, the Garage has experienced double-digit growth in lives managed on its platform.
"Last year alone, we helped our ACO healthcare partners secure $178 million in gross Medicare savings and increase their quality scores, which could not have been achieved without the proficient knowledge and skill of every single member of our team. That is what we mean when we say our goal is to change healthcare for good, one community at a time," said Pranam Ben, Founder and CEO of The Garage. "Having the right talent on board allows our company to be an essential partner to the more than 120 organizations that turn to us daily to make healthcare more efficient and affordable."
The Garage continues to partner with large, complex and diverse healthcare entities who are increasingly focused on value-based care strategies, so ensuring continued evolution of technology and density of talent has been a top priority.
Added Jeramey Ward, Director of Data & Analytics: Value Based Analytics for HCA Healthcare – a valued partner of The Garage, "Not only is their Bridge platform best-in-class, but The Garage also has the right mix of experience and expertise with technology, data, and services to be our ideal partner as we serve very diverse, value-driven care needs and help our providers scale across multiple markets."
Building on that expertise, the Garage announced this week the addition of new senior-level executives to add depth and sustainability to its capabilities:
As Vice President of Data Engineering, David Smeltzer brings the team a decade of experience in software architecture and information technology with Confident Health and Chautauqua County Health Network. Before joining the Garage, he founded Adaptable Health Solutions, a customizable software solution to support a wide range of clinical data from physician and hospital electronic medical records. Smeltzer earned a Master of Science in software engineering from Pennsylvania State University.
As Vice President of Customer Success, Sarah Bauer will lead a team of Customer Success directors and specialists to assist the Garage’s partner clients in meeting their clinical and financial objectives. Bauer has a history of helping customers attain and exceed goals through her previous roles at Trella Health, Cohere Health and Signify Health. She holds a Master of Business Administration degree with a focus on healthcare management, and a Master of Science in management and leadership from Western Governors University.
2022 will mark the Garage's tenth year of "changing healthcare for good!" A growing pool of diverse talent, infrastructure proven at scale, and a long-standing commitment to customer success, have positioned the Garage to amplify its impact with new partnerships in the landmark year ahead.
About The Garage
Based in Orlando, Florida, The Garage is a population health management technology company dedicated to changing healthcare for good... one community at a time. The company works with more than 120 healthcare organizations and more than 18,000 providers across 30 states. Through its collaborative population health management platform, Bridge, The Garage touches more than 14 million patient lives, allowing providers to achieve the Quadruple AIM of lower cost, better care, improved health and improved work life of healthcare providers. For more information, visit www.TheGarageIn.com.
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