Helion provides health and healing in the home, and better value across the health care continuum.
PITTSBURGH (April 7, 2021) — Highmark Health has announced its HM Home & Community Services arm will become Helion (pronounced heal-ee-on), effective today. The change of name and mark to Helion reflects the company’s mission of advancing health and healing in the home to provide optimized outcomes and better value.
Part of the Highmark Health enterprise since 2016, Helion offers providers tools, resources, and best practices to help deliver best-in-class care, enabling a shift from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement models. Helion also creates administrative efficiencies by using data-driven intelligence to automate processes all while increasing patient connections to appropriate care management programs. As the organization has evolved to improve the health of the populations they serve, so has the vision of its name and mark.
"We’re proud of the impact we have made over the last five years, working with over 450 of Highmark's home care agencies and skilled nursing facilities in driving better clinical outcomes and performance," said Nick Stupakis, vice president of Commercial Services, Helion. "With the right tools in the hands of the right providers, patients can receive a broader range of care at home care that helps them do better and avoid future complications. That means more value for payers and providers, better outcomes, and an improved experience for patients."
By transforming home and community care through tools that allow stakeholders across the continuum to embrace health, the new brand also reinforces Highmark Health's mission of creating a remarkable health experience, freeing people to be their best. Helion has been an early adopter of the concept of blended health through its collaboration with other teams across Highmark Health, Highmark Inc., Allegheny Health Network, and the Clinically Integrated Network to support shifting care to the home. Much of the work is focused on using clinical data insights to inform strategies and help create a bridge between the payer and provider.
"Our healing at home strategy is broader than simply the care received inside the home, and our name Helion reflects our overall strategic direction and roadmap of solutions," said Emily Jaffe, MD, vice president, executive medical director, Helion. "Where people call 'home' may be different from person-to-person, but health and healing at home is the idea that the home should be the heart of preventative and restorative care."
The COVID-19 pandemic has reaffirmed this belief, and the foundation of Helion's strategy remains centered on enabling patients to receive care in the least restrictive and most desirable environment, such as the home.
At this time, no organizational or structural changes will be made as part of the branding transition.
Highmark Health, a Pittsburgh, PA-based enterprise that employs more than 35,000 people who serve millions of Americans across the country, is the parent company of Highmark Inc., a hospital system, and other businesses. Highmark Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates provide health insurance to more than 6 million members in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware and western/northeastern New York, as well as dental insurance, and related health products through a national network of diversified businesses. Allegheny Health Network is an integrated delivery network comprised of thirteen hospitals, more than 2,500 affiliated physicians, ambulatory surgery centers, an employed physician organization, home and community-based health services, a research institute, a group purchasing organization, and health and wellness pavilions in western Pennsylvania. HM Health Solutions is focused on meeting the information technology platform and other business needs of the Highmark Health enterprise as well as unaffiliated health insurance plans by providing proven business processes, expert knowledge, and integrated cloud-based platforms. To learn more, visit www.highmarkhealth.org.