BrightSpring Health Services Names New Chief Information Officer

News / October 2, 2018

BrightSpring Health Services, one of the nation’s largest home and community-based health services providers to complex populations, announced the addition of Brian Barnes as chief information officer.

Barnes joins BrightSpring from Tenet Health Systems, one of the largest and most well-known diversified healthcare companies in the U.S. At Tenet, he served as the chief innovation officer and vice president of strategic technology programs. He has more than 20 years of leadership experience in health care, including driving technology strategy, health care innovations, technology-enabled growth, consumer engagement, analytics, population health, software development and project management.

As CIO for BrightSpring, Barnes will play a vital role in driving technology-led strategy. He will be responsible for strategic direction and leadership for all business system and technology initiatives. Barnes will be a key contributor in the execution of the company’s continued commitment to people, processes and technology strategies – bringing workflow enhancements and greater productivity to the organization.

“Brian’s business acumen, expertise, leadership and proven track record of success will help to further advance our high-tech, high-touch care solutions and our Connected Home strategy and model of care,” said BrightSpring President and CEO Jon Rousseau.

Barnes holds a doctorate in electrical and computer engineering from Georgia Tech and has a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisville, both in engineering.

About BrightSpring Health Services

BrightSpring Health Services is the new name for Kentucky-based ResCare, the parent company of a family of brands and services that provides both clinical and nonclinical habilitative care services for people of all ages and health and skill levels, across home and community settings. BrightSpring is one of the largest providers of diversified home and community-based health services to complex, high-cost populations. Its primary businesses include: behavioral health (including autism services), home health care (including personal care, home health, and hospice), neuro therapy, and job placement and vocational training, supported by pharmacy and telecare ancillary technologies and services. These businesses employ more than 45,000 dedicated team members in more than 40 states and provide services to more than 2 million people annually.

BrightSpring Health Services is focused on providing quality and lower-cost outcomes to challenging, high-cost and must service populations, through best-in-class services and technology innovation. Our Connected Home care model is an industry-leading approach to the future of health care services to achieve strong quality and compliance while also driving efficiency and cutting waste. Our care professionals work in thousands of communities across the United States. Founded and headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, we have been making a difference in people’s lives and communities since 1974 – providing home and community-based health services to complex populations and helping people live their best life.

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