Archives for 2016
DAS Health has been named a Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce 2016 Small Business of the Year finalist, earning one of three finalist spots after a rigorous interview and ranking process.
DAS Health has once again been named #51 on the Florida Fast 100 list, representing the 100 fastest growing companies in Florida. Congratulations to DAS Health and the entire team!
TAMPA, Fla. (August 31, 2016) – DAS Health, a leading provider of health IT and management solutions nationwide, has added Chronic Care Management (CCM) to their service offerings in partnership with Tampa-based LinkedMD. DAS Health will offer LinkedMD’s comprehensive CCM program to their clients including physician practices, medical groups, hospitals and Accountable Care Organizations.
LinkedMD provides CCM tailored to those services encouraged by Medicare through CPT Code 99490. As a LinkedMD value-added reseller, DAS Health will educate physicians and their practices on the benefits of chronic care management as well as implement LinkedMD’s CCM program.
“Our goal is to provide our physicians and their practices with a comprehensive suite of patient-centered solutions. The addition of LinkedMD’s CCM services gives our physicians an expanded ability to truly deliver better patient care,” said David Schlaifer, President and CEO of DAS Health. “LinkedMD’s service model and patient-centered approach complement our existing solutions and address a critical need for chronic care management.”
“The partnership between LinkedMD and DAS Health is a natural fit. DAS has an established customer base and excellent IT infrastructure, and LinkedMD has the clinical service they need,” said Laura Heiderman, President of LinkedMD. “More importantly, together, we have outstanding employees who will ensure continued accelerated growth for both companies.”
The need for chronic care is evident: 2/3 of Medicare beneficiaries live with two or more chronic conditions, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Through this partnership, DAS Health and LinkedMD hope to provide more physicians with access to a critical component of patients’ health and well-being.
About DAS Health
DAS Health has been a leading provider of Health IT and management solutions and a trusted consultant to physician groups, hospitals and healthcare systems across North America since 2003. Headquartered in Tampa, FL, DAS delivers superior health IT, medical billing and regulatory consulting for over 1,500 clinicians and 5,000 users servicing more than 7 million patients. DAS was recently recognized for the 5th year in a row as a top healthcare company on the Inc. 500|5000 list and is a Tampa Bay Business Journal Fast 50 fastest growing company for the last 7 years. Visit DAShealth.com to learn more.
Founded in Tampa, Florida in 2014, LinkedMD offers Chronic Care Management services in accordance with those set forth by Medicare through CPT Code 99490. LinkedMD’s CCM program puts the processes in place to deliver significant returns, both in terms of improved care and increased revenue for a medical practice’s qualifying Medicare patients. Our services are available to individual medical practices, hospitals, and Accountable Care Organizations. To learn more, visit MyLinkedMD.com.
DAS Health has been named one of three finalists for the 13th Annual Tampa Bay Technology Forum Industry Achievement Awards, Technology Company of the Year. The award recognizes a Tampa Bay headquartered company committed to advancing our region’s technology community and able to demonstrate excellence in their people, programs and projects within their industry.
TAMPA, Fla. – For the fifth year in a row, DAS Health has been named among the Inc. 500|5000 fastest-growing private companies in America. A Tampa-based health IT and management services provider, DAS Health earned the position of 1,695 on this years’ list.
The Inc. 500|5000 is a national ranking of the fastest-growing companies across the nation, based on company growth and revenue generation in the last three years. The list includes companies such as Microsoft, Oracle, Zappos, Under Armour, Square and more; putting DAS Health in the company of entrepreneurial leaders new and old.
“We have seen exponential growth again this past year, expanding to a national footprint and developing our service offerings to include three entirely new product lines not previously offered,” said David Schlaifer, President and CEO. “We have not just sustained our rank among Inc. 5000 organizations, but have thrived – improving our own rank by almost 2,000 spots from 2015 to today.”
DAS’ recent growth includes four recent acquisitions, expanding the organization’s client base and solution offerings while adding new, experienced staff to their team. With over 200% growth in the last 3 years, the company is ranked in the top five among Tampa-based Inc. 500|5000 healthcare companies. DAS Health (f/k/a Doctors Administrative Solutions) first made the Inc. 5000 list in 2012.
About DAS Health
DAS Health has been a leading provider of Health IT and management solutions and a trusted consultant to physician groups, hospitals and healthcare systems across North America since 2003. Headquartered in Tampa, FL, DAS delivers superior health IT, medical billing and regulatory consulting for over 1,500 clinicians and 5,000 users servicing more than 7 million patients. Visit DAShealth.com to learn more.
For the fifth year in a row, DAS Health has been named among the Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private companies in America. DAS Health earned the position of 1,695 on this years’ list. With 219% growth in the last 3 years, including four acquisitions in the last 9 months, the company is ranked 24 among Tampa-based Inc. 5000 companies. DAS Health first made the Inc. 5000 list in 2012.
The idea for DAS Health came to David Schlaifer during a family conversation.
In the early 2000s, Schlaifer wanted to start a back-end focused business for entrepreneurs. The strategy was to develop software that simplified operations for entrepreneurs, allowing them to focus on the creative side of their business.
Schlaifer’s brother, a cardiologist, loved the business idea and had one suggestion: Target the medical field. Schlaifer listened, and Tampa-based DAS Health, which offers health and IT management for health care entities, was founded in 2003. Schlaifer is now president and CEO of the company.
In the early stages, electronic health record companies asked DAS Health for help with the cumbersome implementation process. As more health care firms shifted to electronic health records, around 2010, DAS Health’s revenues took off.
In 2010, the company had roughly $1.5 million in revenues. In 2015, it reported $10.75 million, more than double its revenue in 2014 — a combination of organic growth and acquisitions.
But the company’s growth comes from more than work implementing electronic health records. For example, the company helps medical offices with more than $130 million in annual billing through its revenue management software products. It serves more than 1,100 physicians who work with at least 4.5 million patients.
Just as it was his idea for helping entrepreneurs, the mission at DAS Health is to “help physicians get back to being physicians,” Schlaifer says. “So we are constantly trying to answer the question: ‘What else do health care providers need?’”
Among the answers to that question are technology, managed IT services, revenue management services, regulatory assistance and help with handling chronic care issues.
The company’s wide service offering has led to significant organic growth. “A lot of companies in our space have struggled,” Schlaifer says. “We’ve been able to continue to provide services without selling new EHRs.”
Yet the firm still sought acquisitions to continue to diversify and offer new products. It purchased two companies in late 2015 and another two earlier this year. Schlaifer declines to share terms of the deals, but says they were all self-funded.
One acquisition, of Charlotte, N.C-based medical software firm Conxit Technology Group, will help DAH Health move toward the new frontier in health care: mHealth, or mobile health. Conxit works on mHealth software for mental and behavioral health-risk assessments. The Conxit deal was announced in January.
The acquisition fits with work DAS has been doing on its own. DAS had already developed assessURhealth, an iPad-based application for mental health screening. It targets behavioral health illnesses such as depression, anxiety risk, alcohol misuse and post-traumatic stress disorder.
DAS will continue to grow in 2016 and there will like be more acquisitions, but Schlaifer offers no projections. “I’m a believer that if you care for your employees and clients first, the revenue will follow,” he says.
The rapid revenue growth has also led to rapid geographical growth. Last year, DAS Health was in two or three states. Now it’s in 50 states, with offices in Charlotte, Phoenix and Las Vegas, in addition to the Tampa headquarters.
The most recent acquisition, of Falcon Healthcare in Las Vegas, brought in an experienced technology and managed services team. “Managing the geographical growth is the most challenging thing,” Schlaifer says. “We’re no longer a local company.”
Schlaifer travels two or three days a week, to get in front of clients and bring the local feel directly to them. Asks Schlaifer: “How can I know how we can help if I’m sitting behind a desk all day?”
Going national while maintaining a local feel also requires top employees who understand the firm’s mission. Every new hire goes through between six and eight hours of interviews, split between six and eight one-on-one interviews with different employees and managers, Schlaifer says. There are also three or four tests per candidate.
The catch: If one employee on the team rejects the candidate, even if it’s the eighth interview, “it’s done,” Schlaifer says.
“You can be the most qualified person in the world, but that doesn’t mean anything if you don’t fit in with the company’s culture,” he says. “I’d rather miss someone good than hire someone bad.”
DAS has grown from 33 employees at the start of 2015 to about 100 employees through June, which factors in the acquisitions. “It gets really tempting to hire people just to fill spots, but you can’t do that,” Schlaifer says. “At the end of the day, it’s worth the time.”
DAS Health has been named for the seventh time to the Tampa Bay Business Journal Fast 50, representing the fastest growing companies in the Tampa Bay area. Congratulations to the DAS Health team for earning this recognition, and all other 2016 Fast 50 honorees.
Amid industry consolidations, national health IT leader announces fourth recent acquisition
TAMPA, Fla. – June 1, 2016 – Tampa-based DAS Health, the largest national reseller of Aprima Medical Software and leading provider of patient-centric health IT and management services, has announced its fourth acquisition in eight months. The latest acquisition, Falcon Healthcare Systems, a Las Vegas, Nevada-based provider of managed IT services, revenue cycle management, Practice Management, and EHR technologies, will strengthen DAS Health’s portfolio of offerings to physician practices nationwide. Most notably, the addition of Falcon Health Systems includes a first-in-class Technology / Managed Services solution team.
“As the healthcare industry continues to rapidly change, it is our goal to help clinicians focus on what matters most: their patients,” said David Schlaifer, President and CEO of DAS Health. “With the addition of the Falcon Healthcare Systems founders and employees, we are further enhancing our service lines and our team to do just that.”
“The alignment of our companies’ core values makes this an exciting opportunity,” added Falcon Healthcare Systems founder and CEO Russell Suzuki, who joins DAS Health as Vice President of Information Services. “Our shared commitment to excellence and integrity above all else gives us an incredible opportunity to serve our clients and their patients.”
DAS Health will maintain its headquarters in Tampa and continue operations in its Charlotte and Phoenix regional offices, and will add a regional office in Las Vegas as a result of the acquisition, further growing its geographic footprint.
Patient-centric Health IT and management solutions company expands services within the healthcare provider market
TAMPA, Fla. – May 2, 2016 – DAS Health, a leading provider of patient-centric health IT and management services, today announced the acquisition of the EHR and Practice Management business of Jackson Key Practice Solutions, an Alabama-based reseller of RCM solutions, Practice Management, and EHR technologies.
The acquisition, the third by DAS Health in the past seven months, will further enhance DAS Health’s geographical footprint and strengthen the company’s position as the largest national reseller of Aprima Medical Software. DAS Health is larger than 90% of all Electronic Health Records (EHR) software vendors nationwide, according to the latest numbers published by HHS. DAS Health boasts operations in 48 states and Puerto Rico, servicing over 1200 physician clients and impacting more than 5 million patient lives. Its Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) solutions portfolio exceeds $130 million in annual billing.
“At DAS Health, we have always served physician practices so that they can focus on what matters most – patient care,” said DAS Health President and CEO, David Schlaifer. “We are pleased that this acquisition will allow us to provide our enhanced level of service to even more clinicians and their patients.”
About DAS Health
DAS Health is a leading provider of Health IT and management solutions and a trusted consultant to many physician groups, hospitals and healthcare systems across North America. For more than a decade, DAS Health has been bridging the gap between regulatory compliance, business goals and personal service, empowering our clients to deliver more patient-centric care, protect their earnings and increase profitability.
Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, with regional offices in Charlotte and Phoenix, DAS Health delivers superior solutions, including: Health IT product development; IT managed services, hosting and hardware support; systems integrations, technology interfaces and data analytics; certified Practice Management & EHR technologies; complete RCM billing solutions; regulatory and business process consulting, and more – for over 1,200 providers and 5,000 users servicing more than 5 million patients.
Its suite of products offered include the assessURhealth™ and DocsINK® digital application platforms, Aprima® Medical Software, AVG® Technologies and FaxitMD™ solutions, among others.
DAS Health (f/k/a Doctors Administrative Solutions) has been recognized for the past four years as one of the top Healthcare companies on the Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest growing privately held companies in the country, among other awards and recognitions.
*Aprima®, AVG® and DocsINK® are registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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