Lightship Health provides strategy consulting services to the health care industry. Our expertise is in helping companies assess strategic options, establish focused goals and build a plan to assure successful execution. Our focus is on helping organizations who have made substantial investments in HIT in recent years  take the steps required to align those technologies with their business strategies. In particular, we have experience working successfully with health systems to use their EHR's and HIE to support the reporting and population management required to succeed in a value-based reimbursement world. Our experience also helps us identify gaps in current offerings which can create opportunities for emerging companies.

We assist health systems who have made substantial HIT investments in conjunction with the HITECH incentives. They are learning that important changes both in the clinical and techn ical domains are required for the investments to properly support their efforts to succeed under value-based reimbursement.

Health Plans have been marginalized in many of the policy discussions about a value-based health system. However, the tools of the health plan -- employer and member programs, benefit plans, sophisticated understanding of risk and financial analytics -- are as important as ever. We support health plan strategy development by helping bridge the challenges of the health systems with the capabilities of the health plans using the expanding availability of clinical data and analytics.

Technology companies whose products were designed to support direct patient care find that their clients are having difficulty integrating them into their overall IT architecture to support population health and a coherent approach to improving overall performance. We can assist with practical steps to support their customers and prepare their products for the challenges presented.

We can assist emerging companies who are looking for opportuinities to complement the exising investments in EHR's and HIE, but need help understanding the potential pain points and new business opportunities.

Specific services include scenario planning, value mapping, capability modeling, and strategy to execution planning.