NOAH Inc. is a privately held California Medical Practice Corporation licensed by the California Medical Board and the Secretary of State for California. It was incorporated in March of 1999 and has been involved in providing specialized healthcare delivery to the prison health services division of the California Department Corrections, across the State of California. The areas of clinical subspecialties services delivery to this population include but are not limited to Hematology/Oncology (Cancer care), Internal Medicine, and Chronic Care Practice, Psychiatry, Telemedicine, Teleradiology, and Medico-Legal evaluations in compassionate release of terminally ill inmates...more

Introduction

NOAH Inc. is a privately held California Medical Practice Corporation licensed by the California Medical Board (Fictitious Name Permit # 26536) and the Secretary of State for California (C2160876). It was incorporated in March of 1999 and has been involved in providing specialized healthcare delivery to the prison health services division of the California Department Corrections, across the State of California. The areas of clinical subspecialties services delivery to this population include but are not limited to Hematology/Oncology (Cancer care), Internal Medicine, and Chronic Care Practice, Psychiatry, Telemedicine, Teleradiology, and Medico-Legal evaluations in compassionate release of terminally ill inmates.

NOAH Inc. principals come from the following areas of medical subspecialties: (Hematology/Oncology, Clinical Pharmacology, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Forensic Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Care), Nursing, Health Care Management, Law and Strategic Planning. The visionary outlook for NOAH, Inc. is to be the hub for provision of superb clinical subspecialty medical services along with project-oriented programs both in the Federal Penitentiary and in key strategic state prison systems across the country. It is based on this background that NOAH Inc. has been concentrating its resources to developing a well-rounded healthcare delivery system that emphasizes quality, cost containment, access and security within the prison health services.


History

NOAH Inc. was founded by the current Medical Director / CEO, Joshua Atiba MD, who is board certified in hematology/oncology, internal medicine, clinical pharmacology and Hospice/Palliative medicine. The idea for the care of this special and needy population of patients was borne out of a Health care marketing and health business enterprise paper written to analyze the inefficiencies inherent in the provision and delivery of clinical subspecialty services within the California Department of Corrections when done in an outpatient and off-prison campus setting. The cornerstone of this great idea is a change from what it used to be: off campus care at medical specialist offices versus bringing both the specialist physician and nurse specialist into the prison campus. By doing so, one eliminates both the cost of transporting inmates and the inherent security and escape risks entailed. This enables more inmates to be seen during any given clinic time, and also addresses the ongoing problems of delay in diagnosis and treatment associated with off-campus care, which by nature is spotty and irregular, because it requires the scheduling of off-campus trips by the same transport teams that have to transport regular inmates for legal visits-Court / Appeal hearings at off-site courts. In addition, the on campus clinic services include provision of Chemotherapy and Diagnostic Radiology Services for the patients within the prison facility. In return, NOAH Inc. is compensated through long-term professional contracts with the paying entity.

The pilot project was started in 1999 at the Correctional Medical Facility in Vacaville with an 80% cost reduction from previous arrangements (see attached cost saving analysis attached as addendum); this was then followed by introduction of similar services at California State Prison in Corcoran and Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla. NOAH Inc. has had two master contracts to provide hematology and oncology consultation/treatment in all the thirty-three (33) state prison facilities, and at two institutions to provide chronic care physicians, registered nurses and nurse practitioners for ambulatory care medicine. NOAH Inc. prides itself in recruiting well-trained specialist physicians and specialty registered nurses who are dedicated to their profession and have the compassion to render these much needed services in locations where otherwise, it would be difficult to recruit providers of this caliber.

It is the compliment of strategic planning, well qualified compassionate clinical personnel and excellent management team that has kept NOAH Inc. in the cutting edge of this niche market and a force to both our competitors and detractors in the economic and political arena of state-contracted medical services.

We pride ourselves on being a leader among specialized healthcare providers. our talented Doctors and staff adhere to the highest quality and standards as medical
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