Our History

Founded inside the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, we are now part of The Innovation Institute — an organization focused on transforming health care through the development of innovative new products, services and ideas.

Our systems were originally developed in 2009 as our founding organization began to prepare for health care reform, with an emphasis on developing people, processes, and technology to support a transition from volume to value-based care. Employers in our communities urged us to help find solutions for the unsustainable increases in health care costs that were impacting their bottom lines. As a large, self-insured employer, we realized we were experiencing similar trends, and Healthy Lives was born.

HistoryBuilt on a myriad of best practices from many industries, we created a clinically-oriented, data-driven model for population health true to our provider origins — focusing both on the management of high risk individuals and the prevention of future risk via holistic lifestyle and behavioral interventions. The program yielded impressive results for our founding organization, resulting in cost savings, flat premiums for 5 out of 6 years, improved health outcomes, and a two-thirds reduction in the high risk segment of the population.

We’ve learned this is about getting back to the basics of good primary care and improving outcomes for the communities we serve. It resonates with the roots of our founding organization and its Catholic core values of Joyfulness of Spirit, Reverence and Love for All of Life, Justice, Humility and Service.

For you, this translates into programs and services that are:

  • Comprehensive – we believe in the power of meaningful analytics and evidence-based best practices coupled with practical approaches to deliver solutions that connect strategies to outcomes.
  • Collaborative – we believe in leveraging your expertise, knowledge, and investments to drive value and tailor initiatives that are integral to your culture.
  • Forward thinking – we believe in proactive, creative solutions oriented to your organization’s needs – not a “one-size-fits-all” approach.

Simply put, we seek to do more with less for more people.

Our team is a dedicated group of clinicians and population health experts with a passion to improve health care outcomes and deliver results. Contact us today.