We believe assembly lines are for factories. Not cancer patients.
Ora™ is the first and only value-based cancer care ecosystem purpose-built to put patient needs first, drive better outcomes and forge a financially sustainable future.
We are pioneering simplicity and value in the complex world of cancer. Ora’s member-first care
model combines an aligned network of top community oncologists with integrated virtual care to
support patients from diagnosis through survivorship.
Ora partners with health plans to ensure cancer dollars are spent purposefully, responsibly, and are focused on the outcomes that matter most. Lives.
Thriving and accessible local care is vital to a member-first system. We’re deeply invested
in the long-term success of our curated network of community-based oncologists, providing
them with the support to excel within our risk-based care model.
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Our virtual oncology clinic is purpose-built to extend care beyond the office. With 24/7
access to a dedicated nurse,
real-time symptom management, and telemedicine-based nutrition, palliation, and behavioral health programs, Ora is mission control for our patients’ care.
Through direct integrations into EHRs, our connected care platform gives our network physicians a new level of insight into their patient populations. Applied data and analytics, comprehensive care management, and robust reporting deliver real-time information and trends to help physicians deliver better care.
With fully-administered capitation and gain share agreements, we bear total cost of care accountability for our patients. Our partnership model holds us accountable to elevate the care patients receive while ensuring that cancer dollars are well spent.
Paul McBride has been a senior executive and led transformational partnerships focused on value-based care with large provider organizations for four of the country’s largest health plans—UnitedHealth Group/Optum, Anthem/Blue Cross Blue Shield, CVS/Aetna, and Cigna, as well as with various joint ventures and start-ups, including One Medical. Prior to co-founding Ora, Paul led Aetna’s network function & the Accountable Care Solutions businesses where he oversaw all provider networks and operations nationwide. Previously, Paul served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, and he holds a Master of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dr. Kurt Tamaru was a founding clinical leader at OptumCare and CareMore—two of the nation's preeminent risk-based care models. At OptumCare, Kurt oversaw its growth from formation into a $22B clinical delivery system, and developed its first national palliative and hospice care program, which was later acquired by Compassus Palliative Care & Hospice. Prior to that, Kurt helped CareMore deploy one of the first, large scale payer-sponsored home visit programs. Kurt completed his medical training at Loyola University Chicago and University of Southern California, and holds an MBA from UC Irvine.
Nick Aubin is a healthcare entrepreneur and product leader. As Head of Product, Nick is responsible for developing Ora’s virtual oncology clinic and leading the company’s go-to-market & growth strategy. Previously, Nick served as founding VP of Business Development at Heal—the leader in on-demand primary care house calls—launching its health plan and employer products with customers including Blue Shield of California, Google, and Qualcomm while helping to raise over $50M in venture capital. Nick graduated with a BA in International Studies from Colby College.
Paulo da Costa has spent his career launching integrated value-based cancer care businesses under novel payment models. Prior to joining Ora, Paulo held executive roles at Providence Health & Services, where he helped one of the health system's largest regions build out multiple tertiary service lines, and Vantage Oncology, where he co-led the launch of its value-based care business, which was later acquired by McKesson Specialty Health for over $500M. Paulo has an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and a BS in Business Administration from Cornell University.
Ora has teamed up with Dallas & Fort Worth’s community oncology leaders, including founding partner Choice Cancer Care, to create OraTexas—a joint-venture built to align incentives, co-invest in new sites and services, and drive efficient cancer care with uncompromising quality for all Texans. Contact us below to join our network.
We are fully invested in the well-being of cancer patients and the larger system that cares for them. Join us in our mission.