Accrete Health Partners

Bon Secours Mercy Health Launches Holding Company for Its Digital Services

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Bon Secours Mercy Health, which operates three hospitals in the Mahoning Valley, announced Wednesday that it has launched Acrete Health Partners, a holding company for its digital services.

Acrete will expand, align and synergize the organization’s digital health services, investments and partnerships, according to a news release.

Bon Secours Mercy Health operates 50 hospitals, including St. Elizabeth Youngstown, St. Elizabeth Boardman and St. Joseph Warren

The launch of Acrete was spurred by trends among consumers and providers, the news release states.

Patients are demanding better coordination across their health care touchpoints and providers are seeking greater cost efficiencies to help meet these demands.

Accrete’s growing suite of end-to-end digital technology solutions and services will generate value for both those wanting to provide improved health care – and those wanting to access it.

Led by Jason Szczuka, BSMH chief digital officer, Accrete will form an ever-growing coalition of provider systems, and data and technology companies to bring digital solutions and services to market across a set of influential focus areas.

They are:

  • Information and technology services: Accrete will provide end-to-end health care IT services and solutions that empower outstanding service delivery while reducing downtime and cost inefficiencies, and protecting provider, patient and system data.
  • Intelligence, data and analytics: Accrete will enable platforms and technology that provide better access to the right information at the right time. Machine learning and artificial intelligence help to enable care delivery, operational processes and business strategy.
  • Digital experience and engagement: Accrete will develop innovative digital solutions, capabilities and platforms supporting the growing digital needs of consumers, health care systems, patients and providers.
  • Innovation: Accrete will center a growing portfolio around strategic partnerships, investments and acquisitions of leading digital health tools and teams that add value and unlock new capabilities across ecosystem participants.

“Accrete will pave the way for innovative digital solutions and services to maximize their industry impact,” Szczuka said. “The products we invest in and build together will add value for health systems, patients and employers as standalone solutions, but also are interoperable and categorically aligned, unlocking even more value when leveraged together.”

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.