Our Story

At 1upHealth we’re redefining interoperability and solving healthcare’s toughest data challenges.

Imagine a truly connected US healthcare system.

A system using high-quality, complete, and timely data to:


Reduce risk and control costs

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Consistently and effectively deliver clinical quality

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Empower patients to be in control of their healthcare journey

At 1upHealth, we’re here to make this a reality.

We’re on a mission to move the industry to a standards-based, cloud-native, API-enabled infrastructure that supports interoperability across the healthcare ecosystem and enables analytics through robust, standardized, and computable clinical and claims datasets.

The US healthcare system is broken.

We’re on a path to spend more per capita on healthcare than any other country in the world, and yet more Americans are sick today than ever before. We’re nursing a “sick care” system that’s costing us trillions of dollars every year with little measurable improvement in outcomes.

There’s no question the industry needs to find new, creative ways to deliver services, products, and experiences to tackle healthcare’s biggest challenges. 1upHealth entered the healthcare solutions market in 2017 to tackle one of the most pressing challenges – healthcare data.

Poor quality data costs the US healthcare industry $300 billion annually.1

Untapped Data

80% of health data remains untapped, trapped within unstructured formats or isolated in data silos.

Costly Data Models

Proprietary data models are difficult and costly to keep current, complete, and computable, and are difficult to share.

Lack of Data Standards

Federal regulators are fueling the need for greater interoperability with the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) protocol.
1 “The Cost of Poor Quality Data in U.S. Healthcare,” HIMSS, 2016.

1upHealth is the easiest way to send and receive health data.

Our modern interoperability approach is powered by our cloud-based platform and products that help payers, providers, life sciences, and digital health companies unlock the true potential of their data.

We make it easy to acquire, manage, share, and compute data. And, by enabling key players across the ecosystem to combine clinical and claims data, we make truly powerful analysis and decision-making possible, which in turn delivers better value, lowers costs, and reduces risk.

Why 1upHealth?

We’ve implemented in more health organizations than any other FHIR vendor. Our clients include 80+ enterprise organizations, from leading national and regional health plans to the highest performing CMS ACOs, international Clinical Research Organizations (CROs), and 20+ State Medicaid agencies.

Our high-touch service approach simplifies the process of importing and ingesting data. Our job is to make it easy to compile both internal and external data that you can use to drive better outcomes.
1upHealth’s Chief Strategy Officer Don Rucker, MD literally wrote the book on healthcare interoperability. Prior to joining 1upHealth, Don served as the National Coordinator for Health IT at the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where he led the development and issuance of ONC’s 21st Century Cures Act Final Rule, which supports patient access and interoperability of health data. He brings this deep expertise to 1upHealth, directing product strategy and working directly with our clients to help them achieve their goals.

The 1up FHIR Platform makes it easy to acquire, manage, share, and compute on valuable healthcare data, starting with the conversion of all data into the industry-leading FHIR format. The result: Standardized, comprehensive data that is easy to compile and pull insights from, resulting in better outcomes for all.

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