Lynn Barr is recognized as an influential leader in the movement to transform and improve our nation’s health care systems. As founder of Caravan Health, Lynn leads the development and implementation of nationwide programs that result in better patient care and help health care providers achieve sustainable financial success. Caravan Health was established to provide accessible methodologies to providers interested in population health programs using payment models such as Practice Transformation Networks, Medicare and Commercial Accountable Care Organizations, MACRA and Comprehensive Primary Care. Caravan Health supports more than 25,000 primary care providers and approximately 250 community hospitals making the transformation to value-based payments, with affordable, resourceful solutions and innovative technology that deliver considerable results.
Prior to forming Caravan Health, Lynn shepherded four start-up companies and 12 medical inventions before dedicating the remainder of her career to health care reform. Some highlights prior to Caravan Health include:
- Directed the California Health IT and Exchange Strategic Planning Team under California Health and Human Services and formed the Rural Health Information Technology Consortium and assessed health IT status of California Rural and Critical Access Hospitals.
- Developed a $20 million rural hospital EHR loan program with United Health Group.
- Formed the National Rural ACO and led the first rural health payment reform movement in the country designed to transition rural providers to value-based payments. This successful ACO currently included more than 500 provider systems.
- Organized the National Rural Accountable Care Consortium to help rural health providers overcome barriers so they could participate in innovative payment models under healthcare reform.
With more than 30 years of health care experience, Lynn is a highly regarded national speaker and frequent collaborator with government and organizations striving to improve our health care delivery systems.