CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Managing chronic disease is healthcare's weakest link. The U.S. spends $3 trillion on healthcare annually - 86 percent of that is spent on patients with at least one chronic condition. Yet, only three in ten people have their chronic conditions under control.
Twine Health helps healthcare organizations take a brand new approach to chronic disease to produce extraordinary results. Twine's unique method is a distinct shift from the traditional, paternalistic approach to patient care to one that engages patients as integral, active members of the care team. This has proven to produce extraordinary results through rapid and sustained patient behavior change.
Following six years of PhD research into learning sciences at MIT, Twine's methodology and technology produced the best-ever published results in hypertension and diabetes management. In Twine's work with Massachusetts General Hospital, 100 percent of previously uncontrolled patients achieved goal blood pressure in three months with an average 26 point drop in mmHg. At the nationally renowned, Boston-based Joslin Diabetes Center, patients achieved an average 3.2 drop in HbA1c in only three months at 40 percent less cost. Since these studies, Twine's customers have met and exceeded these groundbreaking results in real-world applications.
"The key to successful healthcare and patient coaching is providing consistent human touchpoints both in and outside of the doctor's office," said John Moore, CEO Twine Health. "The results we've seen to date speak volumes. The Twine technology and approach enable our partners to empower patients with the tools and encouragement they need to improve their health, far better than anyone has ever done previously."
Twine Health works with organizations focused on - or transitioning to - true value based care that rewards high-quality, efficient, effective care, rather than traditional fee-for-service, volume-oriented care. These organizations and business units are at the full risk for outcomes and the total cost of care, including health systems, health plans, next gen primary care and coaching groups, and self-insured employers. Twine's software focuses specifically on helping patients adopt healthy behaviors through action planning, data-informed collaboration, real-time communication, machine learning and artificial intelligence that empowers patients to continually achieve their personalized health goals.
For more information, please visit www.twinehealth.com.
About Twine Health
Twine Health's SaaS-based collaborative care platform enables risk-bearing organizations to transition quickly and economically from episodic, office-based care to continuous, whole-person care. We believe when patients lead in their health (with the social and medical support of their care team) everybody wins. That includes the patients themselves through better outcomes and quality of life, and the providers and payers who support patients to achieve their goals. Working with leading healthcare organizations across a variety of conditions, we have proven that patient self-efficacy produces by far the best outcomes. The Twine platform and coaching methodology improves health outcomes three-fold, at one-third the cost, with two-thirds fewer office visits. For more, visit www.twinehealth.com.
Ariane Doud, Warner Communications
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