Justin Barnes, Health IT Industry Leader, Joins iHealth
Drawn by opportunity to help providers navigate new payment models
Justin Barnes (@HITAdvisor), one of the best-known thought leaders in health IT, has joined iHealth as Partner and Chief Growth Officer. iHealth was formed recently when iHealth Solutions, LLC acquired DNA Healthcare Inc. (DNAH); the new company is operating under the name of iHealth.
“Healthcare organizations and providers are being challenged with new payment models, and iHealth helps to address that,” Barnes said. “Through a robust technology platform combined with high-touch support, we are navigating healthcare providers through the future of healthcare and helping them to thrive.
“I truly believe that all care providers that intentionally and deliberately engage with these new payment and care delivery models, and create the right partnerships, will have more opportunity in the future than they have today,” Barnes added.
“Justin Barnes has a deep passion for helping providers succeed in these turbulent times for the healthcare industry,” said Venkat Sharma, iHealth Chief Executive Officer. “His extensive healthcare experience and expertise in new care models, such as value-based care, will greatly benefit the company as well as the clients we serve.”
Barnes was a member of Greenway Health’s senior leadership team for 11 years, directing Greenway’s marketing, corporate development, strategy, government relations and international affairs. He has pulled several members of the original Greenway team into iHealth.
After leaving Greenway in 2014, he has served as a corporate, board and policy advisor focused on assisting companies, associations and entrepreneurs with growth and acquisition strategies. Prior to Greenway, Barnes was a member of the founding team and Vice President of the patient-provider communications and engagement company, Healinx. Today, Healinx is known as RelayHealth. Before Healinx, Barnes held several positions with HBO & Company/McKesson.
Barnes serves as Chairman Emeritus of the HIMSS EHR Association as well as Co-Chairman of the Accountable Care Community of Practice where he assists these organizations with industry strategy and leadership. Justin is also the host of the weekly syndicated radio show “This Just In” on Healthcare Radio and Business Radio X.
Barnes has formally addressed or testified before Congress as well as the last two Presidential Administrations on more than 20 occasions with statements relating to value-based medicine, accountable care, interoperability, EHR meaningful use, consumerism, innovation, patient engagement, quality, HIPAA, the globalization of healthcare and much more. Barnes is a public speaker on these issues and has appeared in more than a 1,200 journals, magazines and broadcast media. In addition, Barnes has advised several U.S. Presidential campaigns on healthcare public policy.
iHealth helps healthcare providers navigate to value-based care and thrive under new payment models. iHealth offers Revenue Cycle Performance™, which includes comprehensive revenue cycle services, and supports population health and care coordination through a robust, innovative technology suite and high touch professional services.