SOURCE: Locus Health

Locus Health

November 02, 2016 08:00 ET

Former Catholic Health Initiatives Senior Executive Cliff Deveny, MD to Become President of Locus Health

Hire Deepens Commitment to Nationwide Roll-Out of Programs Aimed at Reducing Costs and Improving Patient Outcomes

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA--(Marketwired - November 02, 2016) - Locus Health is pleased to announce that T. Clifford Deveny, MD has been appointed as President effective November 7, 2016. Dr. Deveny joins Locus Health after having served for the past five years as Senior Vice President for Physician Services and Clinical Integration for Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), the nation's third-largest nonprofit health system operating in 19 states and comprised of 103 hospitals.

"I am delighted to join Locus Health at this important point in the company's history," said Dr. Deveny. "Locus Health's remote patient care solutions combine to deliver a compelling solution for supporting providers in their implementation of scalable value-based care models. I look forward to helping the company expand its current programs as well as develop new offerings to support providers as the world of healthcare undergoes profound changes."

Locus Health has developed a unique platform that includes a comprehensive suite of software and services to enable providers to deliver remote patient care for a wide range of pediatric and adult populations. The Locus Health platform currently supports episodic, bundled and chronic care management programs at The University of Virginia Health System and the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia.

Data from UVA over the past three years has shown a greater than 40% reduction in readmissions for patients monitored by Locus Health. The Charlottesville-based company also offers consulting services to hospital C-suites in designing programs focused on lowering costs while simultaneously improving patient outcomes.

"We are truly excited that Dr. Deveny has decided to become a senior member of the Locus Health team," said Kirby Farrell, Chief Executive Officer. "Dr. Deveny's extensive clinical and administrative background -- and particularly his insights and experience in helping to develop thoughtful and innovative patient care programs -- will be instrumental in leading Locus Health through our next stage of growth.

"We are particularly excited about Dr Deveny's ability to help us focus our care coordination solutions to add value in today's fee for service world while positioning providers to succeed in the emerging world of value based care."

Throughout his career, and of particular significance for Locus Health, Dr. Deveny has been a strong advocate for including clinicians in the development of programs, believing that clinician buy-in and engagement are essential to programmatic success and the patient experience throughout the continuum of care.

While at CHI, Dr. Deveny played an integral role in developing initiatives to support its transition from a hospital company to a healthcare organization and meet the challenges of healthcare's shift to value-based care models. His accomplishments included establishing multi-state clinically integrated networks as well as developing and expanding national service lines for orthopedic and spine, cardiovascular, oncology and hospital medicine services. He also played a key role in developing and growing CHI's physician enterprise and management services organization and improving the operational and clinical performance of its ambulatory-based primary care services.

About Locus Health
Founded in 2009, Locus Health is a team of experts in healthcare, technology, and data analytics working to improve quality, clinical and financial outcomes for health systems and other institutional providers.

Data-driven and clinically oriented, Locus Health develops comprehensive patient care solutions that improve care coordination efforts for a wide range of populations. Services include both professional consulting and remote care management powered by a proprietary, fully customizable software platform. Locus Health's services support a number of provider patient care initiatives, including bundled payment strategies for orthopedics and cardiology, and readmissions reduction, self-insured employee wellness and chronic care management programs.

More information about Locus Health is available at www.locushealth.com.