PatientPoint’s Ability to Coordinate Care for Patients Will Enable MHMC to Improve Patient Outcomes, Minimize Costs
ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PatientPoint™, a provider of care coordination and revenue cycle management solutions, today announced it has been selected by Meadowlands Hospital and Medical Center (MHMC) to provide care coordination services.
The 230-bed acute care hospital and medical center located in Secaucus, New Jersey, will leverage PatientPoint's technologies to support its mission to become an accountable care organization (ACO) built on a fully capitated model. By leveraging PatientPoint’s patient engagement platform, MHMC will be able to align, influence, and analyze patient and physician behavior in real time to enhance care coordination services for its patients.
“As we embark on this exciting mission to become a capitated ACO, employing technologies that will support care coordination at numerous touch points is imperative for our success,” said Tom Gregorio, president and CEO at MHMC. “PatientPoint was clearly the best company to support us because of its ability to engage patients at the point-of-care, via the web and through mobile devices while also giving providers real-time access to patient-specific care alerts.”
Organizations like MHMC can typically provide care management services for up to 20 percent of their given patient population. However, by using PatientPoint’s services, MHMC will likely be able to reach 60 percent of its patient population, resulting in a higher return on investment.
According to recent Deloitte studies, key success factors for ACOs that PatientPoint’s care coordination services directly address include:
- managing clinical pathway adherence by care teams;
- coordinating care across patient conditions, services and settings over time; and
- managing patient behavior and implementing patient outreach, adherence and self care.
The company’s technology platform can be used to connect and engage providers with their patients via mobile phone, the web or at the point-of-care to support proper care planning and improved adherence to healthcare guidelines. Data from electronic health records (EHRs), patient self-reported data and other data sources is aggregated to deliver a comprehensive clinical summary at the point-of-care that reflects the most relevant preventative care messages.
Data from the provider’s interaction with the patient along with any patient self-reported results gathered via self-service is then transmitted to MHMC, ultimately providing messaging support to providers and patients for post care follow up. As a result, providers can jointly address gaps in care, drive better patient adherence, enable plan and provider cost savings, minimize adverse events and ED visits, and streamline the coordination of care.
“This is an extremely important partnership that clearly demonstrates the industry’s paradigm shift from ‘fee for service’ to ‘fee for value’ as MHMC works toward becoming an ACO,” said Raj Toleti, CEO of PatientPoint. “Beyond arming the provider and health plan with significant insight into each patient’s health, our approach to care coordination further engages patients in managing their health—an imperative to this model’s success.”
PatientPoint™ provides Care Coordination solutions that enhance patient engagement and end-to-end billing solutions that enable physician practices to conduct clinical cycle management and revenue cycle management. The company offers solutions to health plans and pharmaceutical companies to better connect them with their patients and providers. For more information, visit www.patientpoint.com.
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