WHAT WE DO
Founded in 1992 by Steve Littig, IPS charted a steady path for years solving clinical and operational issues for a variety of private sector hospitals before landing a major subcontract for Navy medicine in 2009. Since then, the company has experienced exceptional growth as a government subcontractor and prime contractor, providing data analysis and technical solutions to improve efficiency and outcomes at military treatment facilities. IPS is committed to helping its clients learn from and transform their data into actionable information. We are passionately innovating a happier, healthier world.
U.S. healthcare spending accounts for roughly 17% of our GDP. That’s equal to about $9,255 per person, for a grand total of—are you ready?—$2.9 trillion per year. It’s more than we spend on education, defense, or anything else.
What’s really disconcerting, though, is that all the money being hurled at the nation’s healthcare problems hasn’t led to better health or better quality care.
In the spring of 2014, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) submitted a report to the White House titled Better Health Care and Lower Costs: Accelerating Improvement through Systems Engineering. PCAST cited “unnecessary burdens and inefficiencies” as a major impediment to the delivery of care, with some studies suggesting “that almost one-third of front-line health-care workers’ time is wasted.” That’s no way to do business. Especially when lives are at stake.
According to PCAST, “successful and sustainable improvement must involve reconfiguring the workflow and overall environment in which these professionals practice, which can help to reduce the burden of work while improving the performance of the system.” We’re already working on that.
Passionately innovating a happier, healthier world.
Imagine making every healthcare dollar go further. Helping an entire industry work smarter. Contributing to improved health for the entire nation. Sounds pretty cool, doesn’t it? That’s what the people at IPS do every single day.
The right data—carefully collected, verified, interpreted, and applied in the right way—is the most important tool available to conscientious decision makers in the healthcare industry. Are you intrigued by the idea of pulling together data, evaluating it for gaps, cleaning it up, and getting it in front of clinicians who can then act on it? Well, we do that at IPS.
Through data mining, analytics, visualization, software development, and information-rich applications, we help our healthcare clients stretch their budgets, solve seemingly intractable problems, and give every single patient the best clinical outcome possible.