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Lumetra Affiliates with National Not-for-Profit

Lumetra Healthcare Solutions has entered into an affiliation with IPRO, a Long Island NY-based nationally-recognized not-for-profit organization with a long history of innovation in healthcare quality improvement and cost-containment. The affiliation enables Lumetra to remain a separate company, focused primarily on West Coast and national clients, while realizing the administrative efficiencies of consolidating financial, human resources and information technology resources with IPRO’s infrastructure. “Lumetra has grown into a well-diversified organization with a dedicated and highly-energetic work force,” says IPRO Chief Executive Officer Theodore O. Will. “We’re excited by the opportunity to collaborate in a way that strengthens the nationwide reach of both organizations.” Lumetra Healthcare Solutions solves healthcare business problems with an integrated clinical, analytical, and technological approach that reduces complexity and costs while improving patient outcomes. For more information on IPRO, visit the organization’s website at


Lumetra Designated as Bay Area Local Extension Center

SAN FRANCISCO, November 5, 2010 —Lumetra Healthcare Solutions, announced its role as a designated Local Extension Center (LEC) for the San Francisco Bay Area to provide EHR technical assistance to primary care providers seeking to participate with the Regional Extension Center program. Funding for the initiative is provided under contract from California Health Information Partnership and Services Organization (CalHIPSO) which is designated by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) as the Regional Extension Center (REC) for 49 counties throughout California.

Under this program Lumetra will offer Priority Primary Care Providers (PPCPs) technical assistance with EHR adoption during the two year program across 8 counties surrounding the Bay Area. The geographic coverage area includes Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito counties.

Beginning in 2011, participating healthcare providers will become eligible for meaningful use incentives from Medicare or Medi-Cal, ranging between $44,000 to $64,000 per… Read More


Lumetra Healthcare Solutions Begins Contract with City and County of San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, December 8, 2009 — Lumetra Healthcare Solutions announced today that its consultants commenced work on a new 11-month contract with The City and County of San Francisco to assess, design, and plan for a model of care and organizational effectiveness development program for the new campus of Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center.

Commenting on the project, Linda M. Sawyer, PhD, RN, Lumetra Healthcare Solutions’ CEO, said: “Congratulations to the team and our partners, B & F Consulting and Barbary Coast Consulting, for this significant win. Together, we will be assisting Laguna Honda Hospital as they prepare to move into their wonderful new state of the art facility that will provide the best care possible for their long-term care residents.”

She continued, “The Lumetra team will partner with Laguna Honda staff and the City Team in enhancing resident/patient-directed care by assessing their current care practices, comparing these to national best practices, and proposing a world class model of care and corresponding… Read More

Lumetra Wins Major Contract from the Department of Veterans Affairs

SAN FRANCISCO, October 22, 2009 — Lumetra is pleased to announce that the Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded the California-based healthcare consulting organization a contract for Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Protected Clinical Peer Review Services. Effective on September 30, 2009, the contract is for a one-year period, with the VHA having the choice to exercise four option years.

Clinical peer review is a critical review of an episode of care performed by a peer and/or group of peers. Lumetra’s contract calls upon the company to address these two objectives:

  • To assess the accuracy and adequacy of clinical peer review conducted internally within a VHA Medical Center through an audit of randomly selected as well as high-risk cases
  • To provide external expertise in order to conduct the primary clinical peer review of selected episodes of care, either upon request of a facility or for other special circumstances

Lumetra has an extensive and robust peer review network of physicians, surgeons,… Read More


Lumetra Wins Contract with Abu Dhabi Health Authority

SAN FRANCISCO, September 3, 2008 — The Health Authority—Abu Dhabi has contracted with Lumetra, a California healthcare quality consulting firm, to improve the Authority’s clinical review system and perform medical reviews of select cases generated by patient complaints.

The contract runs for three years, and is valued at approximately $800,000.

“This is the kind of work we’ve been doing since we started out 24 years ago, reviewing clinical issues and problems brought to light by patient complaints,” says Chris Hottinger, Vice President of Business Development for Lumetra. “It’s nice to know we can benefit health care systems around the world with our expert clinical staff.”

The Health Authority—Abu Dhabi (HAAD) provides healthcare services to residents of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. It is also responsible for regulatory issues intended to ensure the healthcare provided at its 46 primary care centers and eight hospitals is of the highest quality.

The work Lumetra will do for HAAD includes performing independent clinical reviews of… Read More

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