Enhance Health Network to join Nebraska Innovation Campus

Later this year, Enhance Health Network will join the Nebraska Innovation Campus team, according to a UNL news release.

The network, formerly known as RPN LLC, is a for-profit partnership corporation formed by nine Nebraska-based health care systems. The group of health care providers delivers patient-centered, value-based health care through shared services and clinical integration, according to a the UNL news release.

This sect of the NIC will provide “learning and demonstration laboratory opportunities for students, interns, startups and other academic and industry endeavors.” The network is already collaborating with the university’s Rural Futures Institute to address rural health issues.

“We expect this to be an important partnership for effective health care delivery in many communities serving rural constituents,” said Chuck Schroeder, executive director of the Rural Futures Institute, in the news release.

Michael Hein, the company’s president and CEO, said the network plans to be an active participant at Innovation Campus and will work to create funded research opportunities and to build a creative environment with the collaborations among the company and community members, which hopefully result in solutions to various health care challenges like providing services in under-served areas of Nebraska.

“NIC will accelerate our ability to deliver innovative health care solutions to our member communities and surrounding regions,” he said in the news release.

Dan Duncan, executive director of Nebraska Innovation Campus, said he’s looking forward to Enhance Health Network joining NIC.

“Their decision is further validation that our business plan is producing results and creating value for all Nebraskans,” Duncan said.

Posted November 11, 2015 by The Daily Nebraskan