Lucina Health Announces Louisville Headquarters: Technology Company to Focus on Improving Maternity Care and Reducing Pre-Term Birth

LOUISVILLE, March 29, 2016 – Lucina Health, a pioneer in improving women’s health through integrated next-generation analytics, care management tools and mobile patient outreach apps, celebrated the opening of its Louisville headquarters in Norton Commons with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony officiated by Mayor Greg Fischer. The company is looking forward to adding as many as 10 to 15 high-tech jobs and has the potential to invest up to $3.5 million in the Louisville area over the next several years.

“Preterm birth accounts for half of all U.S. pregnancy costs, and pregnancy-related maternal mortality is worse than in 40 other countries,” said Lucina Health CEO Kevin Bramer. “We help reduce preterm birth by driving best-in-class care with deep obstetrics analytics – connecting moms, babies and the community that cares for them.”

Lucina will initially be targeting Medicaid plans as potential customers, as Medicaid pays for nearly half of the births in the U.S., although the platform will work for any patient care organization which has a vested interest in improving health, such as integrated health systems, accountable care organizations and self-insured employers. Passport Health Plan, headquartered in Louisville, is a development partner, the company’s first customer and helped provide input into product features.

Launched last year, Lucina Health has been working with Intel Care Innovations to build the technology platform. Headquartered in northern California, Intel Care Innovations also has a presence in Norton Commons, and Lucina’s new headquarters adds to an emerging tech cluster in the community. Lucina Health is backed by Chrysalis Ventures, Michigan-based Arboretum Ventures, and Kresge Foundation, along with individual investors.

“We are excited about our investment in Lucina Health, which is on the forefront of providing health plans with analytics-based solutions to improve patient care,” said David A. Jones, Jr., partner at Chrysalis Ventures, “We believe Lucina is well-positioned for future growth and are thrilled to have the company in our back yard.”

“Not only is Lucina’s investment an impactful benefit to the Louisville community, it’s a great Louisville story,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “This leading-edge health technology company was built in partnership with a Louisville technology provider, backed by Louisville investors, and will improve the health of women and babies in Louisville and across the Commonwealth. Through this unique partnership, we have an opportunity to set an example for the rest of the country.”