SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Collective Medical, delivering the nation’s largest and most effective network for care collaboration, today announced a strategic partnership with Consonus Healthcare, which provides consulting, rehab, pharmacy and post-acute care transformation services in facilities across the country. This partnership will help make Collective Medical’s care collaboration platform, PreManage, available to more than 300 Consonus skilled nursing facilities (SNFs)—allowing care teams to collaborate with hospitals and health systems to streamline care transitions in post-acute care settings.
The partnership will deliver enhanced value by allowing these post-acute care providers the opportunity to demonstrate better outcomes—particularly related to preventing readmissions—and improving care management collaboration with hospitals. Consonus-sponsored SNFs will receive intelligent alerts that provide insights into a patient’s readmission risk, specific care guidelines and plans, utilization patterns and advance directives, as well as notifications on patients with a history of being violent or a security risk.
Collective Medical’s real-time, intelligent event notification and care collaboration platform—PreManage—serves all points across the continuum of care, including emergent, in-patient, post-acute, mental and behavioral, and ambulatory settings, as well as stakeholders in ACOs and health plans.
“We work hard to help our facilities connect to and provide greater value to their hospital, health system, and ACO partners by bringing clinical, operational and technical resources to bear,” says Laurie Thomas, VP of strategic development for Consonus Healthcare. “Collective Medical has proven its ability to improve care transitions and reduce unnecessary hospital readmissions. Of equal importance is that the company’s platform allows post-acute care providers to be an integrated part of the care team and to collaborate in real-time with hospitals and health systems, ultimately improving patient outcomes.”
Inadequate care transitions—particularly those between care settings—can cause significant harm to patients and present financial risk to providers. A 2010 report found that 23.5 percent of Medicare beneficiaries discharged from a hospital to a SNF were readmitted within 30 days. Broadly, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services states that nearly 20 percent of Medicare patients discharged from a hospital are readmitted within 30 days, at a cost of more than $26 billion every year.
“We’re excited to partner with Consonus, a group as committed to improving patient outcomes as we are,” says Chris Klomp, CEO of Collective Medical. “Long-term and post-acute care providers need to have a seat at the table, collaborating and receiving care team insights to make sure patients don’t fall through the cracks.”
Collective Medical is endorsed as a best practice for emergency medicine by the American College of Emergency Physicians and has been recognized by Inc. Magazine and by the MountainWest Capital Network as one of Utah’s fastest growing companies. In November, 2017, the company announced a $47.5 million investment, led by Kleiner Perkins, fueling its nationwide expansion.
Learn more about Collective Medical’s impact at www.collectivemedical.com.
ABOUT COLLECTIVE MEDICAL
Collective Medical empowers care teams to improve patient outcomes by closing the communication gaps that undermine patient care. With a nationwide network engaged with every national health plan in the country, hundreds of hospitals and health systems and tens of thousands of providers, Collective Medical’s system-agnostic platform is trusted by care teams to identify at-risk and complex patients and facilitate actionable collaboration to make better care decisions and improve outcomes. Based in Salt Lake City, Collective Medical is proven to streamline transitions of care, improve coordination across diverse care teams, and reduce medically unnecessary hospital admissions. Learn more at www.collectivemedical.com and Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
ABOUT CONSONUS HEALTHCARE
Operating for over 25 years, Consonus provides consulting, rehab, pharmacy and post-acute care transformation (PACT) services for the long-term care industry. Run by a 4th generation nursing home administrator and based in Portland, Ore., Consonus continues to evolve by using real time data analytics to advance customer and patient outcomes. Consonus serves more than 300 facilities nationwide. For more information visit, www.consonushealth.com.