How Upstream Health is becoming one of the top health analytics companies in the U.S.

By Admin
With the help of former Nike and Starbucks marketing executive Scott Bedbury, Montana startup Upstream Health Systems Inc., is rising within the ranks o...

With the help of former Nike and Starbucks marketing executive Scott Bedbury, Montana startup Upstream Health Systems Inc., is rising within the ranks of the healthcare sector.

An advanced tech company dedicated to improving lives by increasing health across communities, neighborhoods and populations, Upstream was created last spring and is now beginning to hire employees and raise capital.

RELATED TOPIC: [REPORT] Why healthcare providers need to prioritize business intelligence and analytics

The company has branch offices in Bend, Ore., as well as Seattle, while the firm’s senior developer, economists, statisticians and mathematicians build and develop software in its Missoula, Montana office.

With the health analytics sector already a $350 billion industry and continuing to grow according to Upstream founder and chief science officer Alex Philp, it is becoming a bigger and bigger part of the $3 trillion healthcare field.

RELATED TOPIC: Why Verisk Analytics is putting its healthcare division up for sale

“We are dedicated to this notion of upstream analytics — understanding the causes and conditions of diseases like coronary disease, diabetes and certain neurological diseases among others, and helping populations prevent diseases from occurring,” said Philp.

“We are focusing on innovative health care systems and private companies, trying to envision how to make entire regions healthier. We want to help people go from being patients to smart consumers, and we have a lot of tricks up our sleeve and major announcements when it comes to new projects and ideas.”

RELATED TOPIC: Top 10 Global Medical Software Providers

Behind the company’s flagship software application called “Navigator” that it sells to health systems, insurance providers and pharmaceutical companies, Upstream is focused on environmental factors and built its software to allow clients to combine all of the factors in to one application.

“Where you live matters in terms of lifestyle behavior, exposure to carcinogens and in terms of accessibility to clean foods and water,” said Philp. “There are hundreds of variables that can be analyzed to see health trajectory.

RELATED TOPIC: Top 10 Medical Practice Management Software Systems

“Approximately 40-55 percent of risk is based on your lifestyle behaviors, and where you live is approximately 20-25 percent. We decided we could literally map all that so people could understand these diseases and these processes.”

Let's connect!   

Click here to read the latest edition of Healthcare Global magazine!


Featured Articles

London, Paris & Cambridge 'Healthcare Finance Capitals'

Pitchbook report shows London, Paris and UK's Cambridge dominated investment in healthcare in Q1 2024, with Israel also bouyant

Philips Future Health Index Report: AI to Cut Waiting Times

Healthcare technology leader Philips says virtual care and AI is turning in an effort to cope with demand in its Future Health Index Report 2024

HCLTech and Olympus Advance AI into the Healthcare Industry

Giants HCLTech and Olympus Corporation, have developed their partnership to utilise technology and AI to transform the healthcare industry.

Cancer Vaccines Breakthrough a Glimpse of Healthcare Future

Medical Devices & Pharma

Change Healthcare Cyberattack Fallout Continues

Health Insurance & Finance

McKinsey: National E-health Initiatives on the Rise

Technology & AI