LOUISVILLE, Ky. — SentryHealth, an innovative Louisville-based healthcare company formerly known as Edumedics, today announced a 5-year agreement with Johns Hopkins HealthCare, LLC to be an authorized distributor and worksite provider of employee health programs developed by Johns Hopkins Medicine.
SentryHealth spun out of the University of Louisville’s Office of Technology Transfer in 2011 to address the high cost of employee healthcare for self-insured employers. Using a data-driven and technology-enabled approach, SentryHealth addresses the employee health issues that are associated with more than 70 percent of medical spending. SentryHealth currently serves clients in locations throughout the Midwest.
“The formalization of the agreement with Johns Hopkins HealthCare is a milestone in SentryHealth’s journey,” stated Alice Shade, CEO of SentryHealth. “It significantly enhances our ability to improve the health and well-being of our clients’ employees.”
Johns Hopkins Medicine’s evidence-based employee health programs address cancer, chronic conditions, behavioral health, and disease prevention, the common drivers of escalating healthcare costs. SentryHealth’s high-touch, personalized approach adds a new dimension to the way the programs engage employees to better manage their health risks.
“Johns Hopkins has a long history of developing our faculty members’ research into innovative programs that improve clinical care and reduce healthcare costs,” says Mark A. Cochran, Ph.D., the executive director of Johns Hopkins HealthCare Solutions, the business group that develops and manages employee health programs. “Our relationship with SentryHealth gives us the opportunity to both expand our reach in the employer marketplace as well as enhance the effectiveness of our programs.”
The agreement comes at an exciting time for SentryHealth. CEO and co-founder, Alice Shade, was given the Emerging Entrepreneur award by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce in December 2018. SentryHealth is an active member of the Louisville entrepreneur community, with a highly experienced board of managers, including chairman Bruce Lunsford.