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W. Michael Long

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Essence Group Holdings Corporation and Lumeris Corporation



An entrepreneur in health care, financial services and energy, Mike has led teams that built Continuum, a multi-billion dollar global leader in insurance software; Healtheon/WebMD, the largest consumer health information and transaction clearinghouse (chronicled in Michael Lewis’ best-seller, The New, New Thing); and NEOS, a solutions-oriented geosciences company that is leading the field in multi-measurement interpretation (of geo-datasets) and imaging of the earth’s subsurface.

Today Mike is leading Lumeris and Essence Healthcare. Lumeris delivers population health services, technologies, methodologies and learnings to health systems, hospitals, payers and physicians committed to delivering high-quality, cost effective, high-satisfaction accountable health care services. Lumeris pioneered the Lumeris Model in partnership with Essence Healthcare and more than 65,000 seniors in Missouri and Illinois. Over the last 8 years, Essence Healthcare has been awarded 4.5 to 5 Stars from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Lumeris designs, builds and operates proprietary Population Health Services Organizations (PHSOs) that allow providers and payers to safely share risk, manage patients and populations and deliver extraordinary value-based care. Lumeris is currently implementing the Lumeris Model in 30 markets in partnership with the country’s leading health systems and payers. Lumeris’ mission is to slow the growth of health care’s $3 trillion in expenses while simultaneously improving clinical outcomes and physician and patient satisfaction.

Mike and his wife, Betty, are equestrians and their three children are rapidly progressing their entrepreneurial careers in Internet startups, self-driving cars, robotic surgery and sustainable agriculture.