SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EY today announced that Chris Klomp, chief executive officer, Adam Green, chief technology officer, and Wylie van den Akker, chief information security officer of Collective Medical, provider of the nation’s largest and most effective network for care collaboration, won the Health and Life Sciences category at the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Utah Region Awards. As the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur Of The Year recognizes business leaders who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Chris, Adam and Wylie were selected by a panel of independent judges, and the award was presented at a special black tie Gala on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City.
Collective is based on an idea sparked by Patti Green, an emergency department (ED) social worker and Adam’s mother. Since then, childhood friends Chris, Adam and Wylie have led the delivery of the nation’s largest care collaboration network and Collective’s real-time, risk-adjusted event notification and care coordination platform. The company now serves every national health plan in the country, hundreds of hospitals and health systems, and tens of thousands of providers.
“This award transcends the three of us, though we feel such gratitude to receive it,” said Chris Klomp, CEO of Collective Medical. “It is a testament to our mission, to the entire Collective team, to the needs of millions of patients who try, yet fail, to navigate a complex healthcare landscape on their own, and perhaps most importantly, to the selfless pursuit of our thousands of provider partners who daily use our software to find the most vulnerable among us and work to collectively catch them before they fall.”
Use of the Collective network has been proven to improve patient outcomes and lower healthcare costs on an impressive scale. In a Brookings Institution review of Medicaid patients who visited emergency rooms in Washington state, use of Collective’s network and platform was one of the core strategies responsible for lowering the number of ED visits by patients with patterns of high ED utilization. By partnering with Collective to focus on these patients, the state reduced opioid prescriptions coming out of the ED by 24 percent, and reported $34 million in savings and a decline of 9.9 percent in ED visits within the program’s first year of use.
Now in its 32nd year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 10, 2018. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, the Kauffman Foundation and Merrill Corporation.
In the Utah Region, local sponsors include CAPTRUST, Corporate Alliance, Digital Bytes Production & Design, Diversified Insurance Group, Silicon Slopes, Strong & Hanni Law Firm, The Community Foundation of Utah, The Summit Group and Utah Business.
About Collective Medical
Collective Medical empowers care teams to improve patient outcomes by closing the communication gaps that undermine patient care. With a nationwide network engaged with every national health plan in the country, hundreds of hospitals and health systems and tens of thousands of providers, Collective’s system-agnostic platform is trusted by care teams to identify at-risk and complex patients and facilitate actionable collaboration to make better care decisions and improve outcomes. Based in Salt Lake City, Collective is proven to streamline transitions of care, improve coordination across diverse care teams, and reduce medically unnecessary hospital admissions. Learn more at www.collectivemedical.com and Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.
EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. For more information about our organization, please visit ey.com.