SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Collective Medical, delivering the nation’s largest and most effective network for care collaboration, has partnered with the Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC). Through the partnership, HASC membership, which includes 184 member hospitals and 40 health systems, will have access to the Collective network and EDie care collaboration tool to identify and support complex and vulnerable patients.
EDie enables emergency department (ED) physicians with the ability to overcome a huge road-block in care delivery by doing something seemingly very simple, yet difficult: EDie collects data from all EDs visited by a patient, packages that data into actionable insights and then delivers those insights to ED clinicians via real-time notifications the instant they are needed. Additionally, Collective supports care teams across emergent, inpatient, post-acute, behavioral and ambulatory settings, as well as stakeholders in ACOs and health plans.
“EDie is a hospital standard in Washington, Oregon, the Bay Area, and many other states,” says Kimberly Johnson, association services director for HASC. “We are proud to help bring this technology to Southern California and believe that with it, our members can impact reductions in opioid addiction and lower unnecessary hospital admissions. Improving support for our patients experiencing mental and behavioral health crises while impacting the broader social determinants of health are shared goals of the partnership.”
Insights offered to ED physicians through EDie include information such as:
- Utilization histories and condition summaries
- Provider contact information
- Social determinants
- Advance directives
- ED-specific care recommendations
- Security alerts
The Collective network has demonstrated improved outcomes and lowered costs on an impressive scale. In a Brookings Institution review of Medicaid patients who visited emergency rooms in Washington state, the Collective network and EDie technology—allowing actionable, real-time coordination across organizations—was one of the core strategies for lowering the number of ED visits by patients with patterns of high utilization. By partnering with Collective to support these patients, Washington reported $34 million in savings in Medicaid emergency department costs and a decline of 9.9 percent in emergency department visits in its first year of use in 2013.
“EDie goes beyond guesswork—it’s based on real-time data and information from other members of a patients’ care team,” explains Dr. Jason Greenspan, FACEP, Los Angeles-based regional director of emergency services at Emergent Medical Associates. “The use of Collective’s solution is a best practice in many other parts of the country, we’re excited to see its use accelerated throughout Southern California via this partnership.”
Collective 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.
“We help catch patients before they fall,” says Chris Klomp, CEO of Collective Medical. “That’s an ambitious goal—and one we’re excited to share and realize with HASC and its members.”
Learn more about Collective’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’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 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.
The Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC), founded in 1923, is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) regional trade association. HASC is dedicated to effectively advancing the interests of hospitals in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. We are comprised of 184 member hospitals and 40 health systems, plus numerous related professional associations and associate members, all with a common goal: to improve the operating environment for hospitals and the health status of the communities they serve.