ROSEVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Intel-GE Care Innovations™, pioneer in connecting the care continuum to the home, today announced it has signed a multi-year partnership deal with Amedisys, a leading home health and hospice company, to extend remote care management (RCM) services across the company’s national footprint of 34 states. At the foundation of the deal is Care Innovations® Health Harmony, the company’s 4th generation remote care management platform.
Care Innovations will collaborate with the Amedisys team to incorporate best practices and a tailored approach for deployment of RCM solutions based upon a proven track record of success with other healthcare organizations. The effort will initially focus on people suffering from congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, depression, and associated co-morbidities. The two companies will also be working closely together to build customized approaches and care interventions, specific to conditions and severity of illness, based on a combination of activities of daily living (ADLs) and traditional clinical data.
Health Harmony simplifies remote monitoring by providing intuitive and easy-to-use technology enabling individuals, clinicians, care providers, and family caregivers to collaborate for better care in the home – wherever home may be – and within normal daily routines.
“Amedisys clearly believes in the value of remote care management, and even more importantly Care Innovations’ unique technologies as evidenced by their long-term commitment to expand RCM services through our platform to thousands of patients,” said Sean Slovenski, Chief Executive Officer at Care Innovations. “Working with such a huge player in the home health and hospice space will allow us the opportunity to expand our reach and work directly with clinicians and care teams to keep people out of the hospital, especially those with chronic conditions. With remote management technology in the home, these caregivers will be better able to track important data to potentially reduce emergency room visits and hospital admissions, all while delivering more effective, efficient care.”
In addition to providing the technology necessary for RCM, Care Innovations will manage Amedisys’ complete RCM program from recruiting to logistics, data analytics and application integration services. The company will also work with Amedisys to develop new market segments and care model design applications, delivering a multi-tiered approach to managing acuity including, wellness and population health management, targeted care management and complex care management.
“Bringing care into the home is imperative to today’s healthcare industry, where emphasis is placed on delivering better outcomes and lowering costs. After several months and an extremely diligent process, Care Innovations became our clear choice because of the company’s clinical and implementation expertise, as well as their innovative thinking about what our patients need,” said Paul Kusserow, Chief Executive Officer at Amedisys. “Care Innovations’ commitment to understanding the human element of healthcare – what motivates people and what help they need – stands out because our patients and clinicians are like family, so it is imperative we partner with a company with a shared vision.”
Out of 10 companies that competed during the RFP process, Care Innovations was ultimately chosen for their ability to align with Amedisys’ strategic plans related to clinical distinction. Amedisys and Care Innovations both strongly believe bringing care into the home through remote care management is a way to better engage patients, and their caregivers, to improve outcomes.
Remote care management extends care beyond clinical settings and into patients' homes, providing more frequent touch points between clinicians, caregivers, and patients, while helping to lower the cost of chronic care delivery and improve the quality of care. The program design kicked off in November with full implementation beginning in January 2016.
About Intel-GE Care Innovations™
Intel-GE Care Innovations, a joint venture between Intel Corporation and GE Healthcare, connects the care continuum to the home and makes it easier for patients, family caregivers, and professional caregivers to interact and achieve better health at home.
Experts in technology and behavior change, Care Innovations identifies the best methods for health care providers and health plans to capture and integrate near real-time data from the home into care delivery. Visit www.careinnovations.com to learn more.
Amedisys, Inc. is a leading healthcare at home Company delivering personalized home health and hospice care. Amedisys is focused on delivering the care that is best for our patients, whether that is home-based recovery and rehabilitation after an operation or injury, care focused on empowering them to manage a chronic disease, or hospice care at the end of life. More than 2,200 hospitals and 61,900 physicians nationwide have chosen Amedisys as a partner in post-acute care. Founded in 1982, headquartered in Baton Rouge, LA with an executive office in Nashville, TN, Amedisys is a publicly held Fortune 1000 company. With more than 13,000 employees, in 395 care centers in 34 states, Amedisys is dedicated to delivering the highest quality of care to the doorsteps of 360,000 patients in need every year. For more information about the Company, please visit: www.amedisys.com.