Catalyst HTI and the Prime Health Innovation Summit

Catalyst Health-Tech Innovation is not just a first-of-its-kind building; it’s also a diverse community, and a radical idea to drive real, lasting change.

Mike Biselli was inspired to develop the industry integrator concept during his experience as a Board Member of Prime Health and a Senior Advisor to 10.10.10. He witnessed firsthand the tremendous power a determined community of clinicians, executives, technologists, entrepreneurs, academics, and investors could wield. In partnership with governmental, academic, non-profit, and commercial organizations, Mike Biselli and his team created Catalyst HTI, in order to quicken the pace of industry advancement by providing a welcoming, healthy, and informative environment where thought leaders can collaborate and innovate.

Catalyst HTI joins us for our Innovation Summit and we asked Mike for insight for companies and individuals attending.

“I encourage change agents in healthcare to connect. See what we can create together. I come with a question: What are you passionate about? When we know what problems others are most motivated to solve, partnerships come naturally.”

Located in Denver’s River North District (RiNo), Catalyst HTI is a 180,000 square-foot industry integrator designed to bring health-tech start-ups and established health care entities together under one roof. The building covers an entire block, located on the west side of Brighton Boulevard between 35th and 36th Streets, and houses 50+ health-tech startups and Fortune 100s alike in the race to fix American healthcare.

“If you are passionate about reimagining healthcare, you have a seat at our table.” -Mike Biselli, TEDx RiNo

From established organizations to startups, from business accelerators to advocacy organizations, and from anchor tenants like UCHealth to global leading companies, everyone in Catalyst HTI works side-by-side to create, develop, refine and bring to market cutting edge innovations that will fundamentally transform healthcare as we know it.

Opened in July 2018, Catalyst HTI is now the home of such established names as Kaiser Permanente, Delta Dental, Hitachi, and MGMA. In addition to these healthcare companies and the dozens more startups who call Catalyst HTI home, this space will also house a diverse retail mix of restaurants & bars, on-site cafe, financial services, fitness, and more.

Prime Health is proud to be a part of this innovative community. If you’re truly passionate about changing the industry and improving people’s lives, Catalyst HTI wants to hear from you. What would you like to improve? Join the conversation in person and online, and together we can create a better Healthcare.

Locate, Colloborate, and Learn with Catalyst HTI and their digital health ecosystem at http://www.catalysthealthtech.com/.

Epharmix 2018 Challenge Winner Success

Prime Health is excited to share news from our Prime Health Challenge Winner. Epharmix is doing important work with patient monitoring and reaching patients who are difficult to reach. We asked them what they have been up to since the challenge and they shared their partnership with the STRIDE Community Health Center. A large part of their award from Prime Health was due to their ability to do important community work with Denver’s safety net providers.

Epharmix offers evidence-based patient engagement through SMS text messages and calls to monitor patients across 24 conditions, such as hypertension and diabetes. The new partnership will allow STRIDE care teams to use Epharmix’s technology to connect with difficult-to-contact patients with the aim of improving patient health outcomes such as what was seen in Epharmix’s trials – 50% improvement in blood pressure control in patients with hypertension over 12 weeks and a drop in A1c of 1.15, which is a significant improvement in blood sugar control, over 4 months in patients with diabetes.

The partnership with Epharmix will also alert STRIDE care teams when a patient reports poor health. Patients with chronic conditions and behavioral health needs will be able to communicate with their care teams, reducing avoidable Emergency Department visits.

“We know that over-utilization of the Emergency Department is a burden both on our patients and the hospital systems in our community,” said David Nuhfer, MD, Vice President of Community Health for STRIDE. “When we begin to keep patients engaged, we not only improve our patient’s health and healthcare experience, but we reduce the overall cost of care.”

As a Community Health Center, STRIDE addresses the need for affordable and accessible medical, behavioral health, and dental care among low-income, uninsured, and underserved populations residing outside the city and county of Denver. In 2018, 3 out of every 4 STRIDE patients identified at 150% or below the federal poverty level.

“We believe this partnership aligns with the STRIDE vision to empower individuals to live the lives they want through personalized, compassionate care. We are excited to see how this process improves our ability to partner with our patients to provide high-quality patient-centered care,” said Dr. Nuhfer.

Prime Health is looking forward to hearing more about our partners and about technology improving healthcare in the Colorado area. Our vision is to partner and drive innovation in Colorado, and the success of Colorado companies is something we should all celebrate. We look forward to sharing more success stories from innovators at our Innovation Summit on May 6th & 7th. Follow along online through the hashtag #innovationsummit19 and let us know what successes you are proud of!

To contact STRIDE directly, please reach out to:
Media Contact: Erika Oakvik, Erika.oakvik@stridechc.org
(303) 761-1977, Ext. 1120

UnitedHealthcare Sponsors Prime Health Innovation Summit


We are honored to work with UnitedHealthcare as a sponsor for the Innovation Summit. We wanted to learn more about their vision of innovation and the potential of Colorado.

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making the health system work better for everyone by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. In the United States, UnitedHealthcare offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1.2 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,500 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide.

Innovation is at the heart of UnitedHealthcare’s commitment to helping provide people with more personalized, convenient and easier-to-use resources to simplify the health care experience. In fact, UnitedHealth Group is recognized as the top-ranking company in the insurance and managed care sector on Fortune’s 2018 “World’s Most Admired Companies” list.

UnitedHealthcare is helping to change the health care landscape with innovative programs and technology including: wearable device wellness programs, value-based care, online and mobile resources, and integrated care models. We have transformed how we work as an organization to enable our employees to take the time to understand our members’ needs and become a true partner in their care. To achieve that, we are putting consumer experience at the center of how we operate as a company and equipping people to become actively engaged health consumers is driving our innovation. Success for us means responding to each individual, every time, with compassion. One person at a time; millions of times.

According to Marc Neeley, a leader at UnitedHealthcare and speaker at our Innovation Summit: Advanced technologies and breakthrough treatments are redefining what can be achieved in health care today, and tomorrow. Increasingly, innovations in health care delivery are empowering people to more effectively and efficiently manage their own health and well-being, as well as create opportunities for more coordinated care and proactive clinical interventions. UnitedHealthcare is uniquely positioned to positively impact health care’s evolution, leveraging technology and data to help improve health outcomes and modernize the health system to solve important issues for consumers. That’s why UnitedHealthcare spends more than $3 billion annually on data, technology and innovation. Through these investments, we are helping empower people to take charge of their health care and create a health care system that works better for everyone.

One of the most influential aspects of health care today is the evolution of collaborative relationships between health plans and care providers, and cutting-edge partnerships between entrepreneurs and investors. The Innovation Summit provides an opportunity to highlight examples of this work and brainstorm other possibilities, all with the hope of improving the effectiveness of the health care system in meeting patients’ needs and encouraging better experiences and improved outcomes for everyone.

Join us in working with UnitedHealthcare at the Innovation Summit May 6th and 7th, 2019!