University of Iowa Health Ventures is in the beginning stages of a reorganization of several of its programs to provide better efficiency in its operations and the services it provides to patients. These programs will be assigned to UI Health Care departments that manage similar work.
UI Health Ventures is part of University of Iowa Health System, a nonprofit corporation organized and operated to support the clinical, research, and academic missions of UI Health Care. UI Health Ventures programs include:
- UI Occupational Health
- UIeCare and all eHealth activities (The Signal Center for Health Innovation)
- Community Connect
- UI Community HomeCare
UI Community Medical Services and UI QuickCare were transitioned to UI Health Care in July 2017.
Evaluation of UI Health Ventures programs has just begun, so details are not yet available. UI Health Care leaders will share specific reorganization plans with staff in early 2018.
The co-CEO positions of UI Health Ventures have been eliminated. Patrick Brophy, MD, has accepted a position as chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester in New York. Christine Miller will continue to serve as assistant vice president of strategic planning with UI Health Care.
John Stark is the interim director of UI Health Ventures, effective immediately. Stark has served as an associate director with UI Hospitals and Clinics for many years. In this new role, he is working with UI Health Ventures staff and represents the leaders of UI Health Care, including UI Physicians, to evaluate the programs and ensure services are transitioned smoothly to UI Health Care departments.
The UI Health Alliance, which also is part of UI Health System, will not be affected by changes to UI Health Ventures.