Leverage Health Solutions Partners with the Managed Care Executive Group on their Inaugural Innovation Lab
MT KISCO, NY – April 22, 2014 – Leverage Health Solutions, (LHS), in partnership with The
Managed Care Executive Group (MCEG), a national organization of health plan executives, met
April 9-11 in Nashville to participate with healthcare thought leaders to discuss the “Race for
Relevance: A 360 Degree Healthcare Transformation,” which was MCEG’s 25th Anniversary
Annual Forum Theme. New at this year’s Forum was the Innovation Lab, a special session,
facilitated by LHS, focused on emerging solutions and technologies that specifically address the
MCEG Top 10 issues facing healthcare.
Prior to the Forum, MCEG and LHS conducted a market-wide search and selected, from a
group of 42, the top 5 finalists. The 5 finalists were selected based on responses to an RFI
issued by MCEG and evaluated on transformational innovations or technologies and their ability
to impact the MCEG Annual Top 10 issues affecting managed care today
(http://www.mceg.net/top-10/). Finalists had the opportunity to participate in a half day
Innovation Lab and engage with healthplan executives to further discuss and fine tune their
offerings. During the Innovation Lab, each of the 5 healthcare technology and service
companies presented their solutions, then were peer reviewed, discussed and scored by the
MCEG Forum participants.
“LHS supported MCEG’s focus on these key transformational issues. This effort is clearly
synergistic with our company’s competency of vetting and representing the services of a select
portfolio of service companies. We believe the marketplace needs such venues in order to
collectively drive innovation and collaboration,” says Richard Lungen, Managing Member of
Leverage Health Solutions.
MCEG welcomed the partnership with LHS and recognized the need for MCEG members and
healthplans overall to have opportunities to freely explore new ideas and innovation. “We are
committed to delivering the most meaningful information to our healthplan executives at our
annual forum through sessions like our innovation lab and also throughout the year via panel
discussions, networking events, industry pulse surveys and collaborative partnerships with other
healthcare organizations” said Tom Carleton, MCEG Board of Directors member, program chair
for 2014 and Director Strategic Development, BCBSNC.
About LHS – Leverage Health Solutions is a market leading expert in healthcare Strategy and
Business Development. We focus on delivering best-in-class services to the healthcare payer,
provider, service company marketplace based on unique and unparalleled industry experience.
Our team excels at understanding the needs of healthcare stakeholders such as payers, as well
as the emerging trends in the vendor community. Visit www.leveragehealthsolutions.com
About MCEG – The Managed Care Executive Group is a national organization that uniquely
serves as a community of executives who act as resources to each other throughout the year in
navigating the tactical and strategic issues facing organizations today since 1988. The purpose
of MCEG is to create a comfortable forum for the exchange of ideas, the development of
valuable peer relationship and the opportunity to explore the innovation that will transform health
care organizations and the industry. Visit www.mceg.net