CHICAGO, Jan. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Resource Solutions, DBA HRS Home Health (HRS) and Wanda™ announced today that HRS will deploy Wanda's chronic disease care management platform to enable better, more efficient care for consumers with congestive heart failure and COPD.
"HRS is excited to start this new relationship with Wanda," said Glenn Steigbigel, CEO of HRS. "After a thorough vendor selection process, we are convinced that Wanda will help deliver the greatest value to our patients. Wanda's capabilities enhance HRS's ability to concentrate on patient-centered goals and improve patient outcomes in the most effective manner. Working with Wanda supports the HRS core values of being a humanistic company with a strong commitment to humanity, welfare, dignity and life."
HRS is certified by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Community Health Accreditation Program and by the Illinois Department of Public Health to actively monitor and assist patients with chronic conditions, enabling them to experience a higher quality of life at home versus in a high acuity hospital setting. HRS sees over 1,000 patients per month, and is one of the most innovative and highly regarded home health agencies in Chicago.
Wanda's digital health platform connects the consumer and the clinical care team in a virtual network, intelligently collects critical vital and symptom information, and applies proven machine learning analytics to deliver ongoing risk analysis and decision support. Individuals are equipped to take better care of themselves and clinicians are able to more efficiently engage with those consumers when they need the most assistance maintaining a high quality of life at home.
"We are honored that HRS selected Wanda's proven digital health platform for advanced chronic disease management," said Steve Curd, CEO of Wanda. "HRS has an excellent reputation for efficiently delivering very high levels of patient satisfaction and for helping patients with chronic conditions to remain at home or in lower cost care settings. Wanda is excited to support the great HRS team by delivering science-based monitoring, analytics, and decision support tools that will help HRS to improve the lives of their patients and simplify the lives of care providers."
The Wanda solution includes the unique Wanda Smart App running on an Android™ tablet device. The app regularly interacts with an individual to simultaneously capture symptom information and detect important vital signs. Collected data is securely stored and analyzed on Wanda's cloud-based analytics platform, which utilizes machine learning to help individuals manage their health issues. Should intervention by a healthcare professional be required, Wanda identifies the appropriate provider at the appropriate time in order to avoid deterioration of the individual's health condition.
HRS will introduce the Wanda solution to patients in the first quarter of 2016.
About Health Resource Solutions
HRS is a privately owned home health agency servicing 11 counties in Illinois. HRS is licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health, certified by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc. (CHAP). The purpose of HRS is to provide the best value in healthcare. We educate our clinical team to be the best practitioners. We combine our best practitioners with best practices to realize the best outcomes. We believe that technology combined with human touch creates more engaged patients and results in a better home health care solution. More information about HRS can be found HERE.
San Francisco-based Wanda is dedicated to advancing the effectiveness and efficiency of medicine by using machine learning in place of conventional technologies and by enabling clinicians to make more informed care decisions. Wanda recognizes that remote monitoring and algorithms cannot save lives or reduce hospitalizations unless the individual and their caregivers are promptly informed and highly engaged. Through the collaboration of data science and applied medical research, Wanda has proven that its inline analytics predict preventable events much better than conventional methods. Wanda serves as a diligent companion, providing encouragement and intelligent visual guidance that simplifies and improves lives, while simultaneously helping organizations reduce their care delivery costs. More information about Wanda can be found HERE.