Founder and CEO, Contessa Health
At Contessa Health, Messina pioneered a risk-based model that provides hospital care in patients’ homes. The model has delivered savings for payers while allowing health systems to re-invent care delivery. Its approach is built on a strong digital foundation, using tablets for telehealth visits and advanced remote patient monitoring devices that track biometrics and vitals. Contessa’s provider partners include Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, Henry Ford Health System, Highmark Health, New York’s Mount Sinai Health System and CommonSpirit Health. At health systems where Contessa has operated its model long enough to track meaningful metrics, the company reported average length of stay fell by 35% and readmission rates dropped by 44%.