NEW YORK, March 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sense Health, a New York-based mobile health technology company, is thrilled to announce its partnership with Coordinated Behavioral Care Inc. (CBC)'s Health Home, which provides care coordination to Medicaid beneficiaries with serious behavioral and/or medical conditions. CBC is deploying Sense Health with 12 of its NYC care management agencies. Care coordinators will use the platform for two-way text message communication, including motivational and reminder messages to increase patient engagement with their treatment services, such as adherence to scheduled appointments and prescribed medications.
This partnership comes at a pivotal time as New York State (NYS), the country's second largest state Medicaid program, undergoes a $6.42 billion delivery system redesign (DSRIP). The overall goal of DSRIP is to reduce avoidable hospital use by 25%.
Danika Mills, CBC's Executive Director, explains how this technology will improve outcomes for vulnerable low-income New Yorkers. "Sense Health's technology will equip CBC's care coordinators with an additional tool to engage and further communicate with their clients about the importance of managing their conditions, including their medical appointments and taking their medications. Many do not have family or other caregivers to help. Sense Health's platform will increase our capacity to do more for clients in order to keep them healthy."
The initial Sense Health roll-out with CBC will have the potential to reach over 1,500 Medicaid Members in NYC.
About Sense Health
Sense Health offers a mobile health communication platform to enhance the impact of Medicaid care management programs. The platform helps care managers and other non-clinical providers more efficiently support growing caseloads of patients through semi-automated text message and mobile app communication.
About Coordinated Behavioral Care (CBC) Inc.
CBC is a not for profit (NFP) organization with 50+ NFP member agencies. Through its Health Home, CBC contracts with members to provide care coordination to thousands of NYC Medicaid beneficiaries with chronic health and/or behavioral disorders. Many clients are or were recently homeless. CBC strives to help individuals connect with quality outpatient care and other needed community services. CBC's Health Home is one of the largest in NYS, and is utilizing technology to provide more comprehensive and timely care coordination services in order to reduce avoidable hospital emergency and inpatient care.
SOURCE Sense Health