About Koan

Building a better way to manage population health

We started Koan Health to make a difference in healthcare – to make it more personalized, more connected, and more cost-effective.

30,000+ providers optimize their organization with Datalyst™
Our story

We've come a long way

While DT Nguyen was president of MedAssets' revenue cycle and claims management business (now FinThrive), he discovered waste, disorganization, and care disparities driving up the cost of healthcare.

He knew there had to be a better way to manage population health and brought a team of seasoned healthcare engineers, developers, and data scientists together to bring his ideas to life.

In 2012, Koan Health was born to empower ACO leaders and providers with the tools and data-driven insights to deliver better outcomes and lower costs across each population. Our flagship product, Datalyst™, initially provided cost and utilization analytics primarily through claims data and was unmatched in accuracy and quick implementation time.

In 2017, Koan Health acquired the quality analytics division of ZirMed (now Waystar) and expanded our suite of SaaS solutions to help with every aspect of population health management – from cost and network utilization to quality and post-acute care.

Today, Datalyst™ is the must-have data platform for many of the nation's top ACOs. We've generated over $500 million in Medicare shared savings and are committed to enhancing and developing solutions to help you get the most out of your value-based care programs. Together, let's make a difference in healthcare.

Timeline

Our company milestones

"Koan Health"

What our name means

“Koan” honors the philosophy and contributions of Hippocrates, the renowned Greek physician who’s been called the father of medicine. At his school on the island of Kos, near the western coast of Turkey, Hippocrates trained physicians in a unique, patient-centered approach to health and healing.

The Koan School placed great emphasis on observing and documenting the patient’s family history, environment and condition. By recording symptoms—like complexion, pulse, fever, pains, movement and excretions—and treatments in great detail, Hippocrates and his students created valuable records to guide ongoing care and teach new physicians.

In the spirit of Hippocrates, Koan Health creates rich, patient-centered information for optimal results and improved health.

Core values

How Koan Health does things

Integrity

We do things the right way for our customers and bring respect, honesty, and transparency to every interaction.

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Commitment

We want to help you succeed. We’re in business because of you and will always go the extra mile to ensure you get the most out of each ACO contract.

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Innovation

We're constantly incorporating feedback from our clients and looking for new ways to improve your experience.

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Community

Here at Koan Health, we are dedicated to philanthropy and giving back to the causes that matter most to our team, clients, and local communities.

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Management team

Meet the people improving healthcare outcomes

Our team created an RCM solution that ranked #1 in KLAS® for 5 consecutive years. We know providers, networks, and patient populations—and we want to help bring high-value care to all.

Koan Health CEO & Founder, DT Nguyen

DT Nguyen

CEO & Founder
Koan Health CFO, Mike Rehkemper

Mike Rehkemper

CFO
Koan Health CTO, Tom Pham

Tom Pham

CTO
Koan Health VP of Client Delivery & Analytics, Jordan Gage

Jordan Gage

VP of Client Delivery & Analytics
Koan Health Regional VP of Sales, Bruce Bonyun

Bruce Bonyun

Regional VP of Sales