Better health Featured

8:00pm EDT June 25, 2010
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Health Services

In his early 20s, Jason Patchen became a regulator for the New York State Department of Health and quickly moved up the ranks, gaining valuable experience along the way. He later took an offer to run a fledgling health care company and grew it well beyond its starting point.

Patchen used this experience to found American Healthcare Holdings Inc. in 2005. He believed that he could offer his customers a better product and a better service. He believed that AHH had a much more sustainable business model than other companies. He connected the patient, provider and payer through technology solutions and services — overcoming the technology investment costs hurdle by driving provider adoption of health IT through payer subsidy and mandate.

The company’s award-winning proven offerings include: integrated practice management, electronic health records, revenue cycle management, managed care services, durable medical equipment management, clinical laboratory information systems and disease management.

Despite the down economy, the company had sales growth in the millions in 2009. AHH has nearly 300 employees in various locations, including Florida, California, Maryland, New York, Texas and India.

Patchen plans to focus on the needs of emerging markets. The Physician Office Lab niche represents a significant opportunity. Managing in-house labs extends beyond the typical functionality. With its unique combination of a fully integrated laboratory information system, expertise and established base, Patchen projects a 5 percent market share within five years.

AHH offers customers a single-source shop with better outcomes for clients. Improved outcomes reduce payer costs while increasing patient satisfaction.

Patchen is also an active volunteer with the United Way, Special Olympics, American Heart Association and many other organizations.

How to reach: American Healthcare Holdings Inc., www.americanhcholdings.com