NEW YORK, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AMC Health, a leading provider of 'real-time' patient management solutions, will showcase advances in monitored care that are transforming chronic care and population health management at the upcoming ATA 2015 Conference, May 2-5 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. AMC Health will share information about how their innovative programs, solutions and services are advancing monitored care to help transform and personalize healthcare delivery at Booth #2116 and during their joint presentation with Geisinger Health Plan (GHP) in Room #406AB on Tuesday, May 5th from 11 a.m. to noon.
AMC Health and GHP will co-present a session entitled, "Using IVR and Telemonitoring to Lower Hospital Admissions, Readmissions and Costs for Heart Failure (HF) Patients." They will share results of a study that evaluated the impact of adding Bluetooth-enabled biometric telemonitoring and symptom/behavioral data capture via Interactive Voice Response (IVR) to GHP's highly regarded case management program for members previously diagnosed with HF. The carefully crafted study analyzed 541 patients, who participated in the program for an average of two years, making it one of the longest, largest, and most comprehensive heart failure telehealth evaluations to date.
This rigorous, peer-reviewed study is the first to accurately state dollar savings in clear terms and to do so with a large population tracked over two years. Some of the results from this landmark study, published in Population Health Management (Dec 2014), include:
- Patients on the program had a 23 percent lower probability of ending up in the hospital;
- Patients on the program who had been hospitalized had a 44 percent reduced probability of re-hospitalization within 30 days;
- Overall costs for patients participating in the program were 11.3 percent lower than the control group, which is a statistically significant reduction; and
- Net savings of nearly $2.7 million over two years for 541 patients translated to a 3.3-to-1 program ROI, which means that more than $3 were saved for every dollar spent.
Experts believe that this telehealth program, when added to heart failure case management operations that are not as advanced as Geisinger's, would deliver even higher ROIs.
AMC Health and Geisinger Health Plan will also provide attendees with a better understanding of the processes, tools, training, resources and personnel required to implement the program.
AMC Health's expertise in customizing and implementing chronic care management programs has contributed to significant improvements in health outcomes and reductions in costs of care that have been validated in peer-reviewed publications. AMC Health solutions have been proven to reduce all-cause hospital readmissions1 by 20 percent, reduce costs of care for patients with heart failure2 by 11 percent, improve HbA1c levels for patients with diabetes3 by 1.8 points, and improve blood pressure levels for patients with hypertension4 by 11/6 mmHg. AMC Health leads the industry in proven clinical outcomes, and their Remote Patient Monitoring and Engagement Solutions have earned the exclusive endorsement of the American Hospital Association5.
Journalists interested in scheduling a meeting with any of the presenters should contact Jan Shulman, email: [email protected] or phone: 480.664.8412 x12.
About AMC Health
AMC Health is advancing monitored care. As a leading provider of customized, scalable, cost-effective "real-time" patient management solutions, the company assists organizations serving at-risk populations and those conducting clinical trials. Its patient engagement, health monitoring and care coordination solutions have been proven in several peer-reviewed journals to improve patient outcomes, improve quality of care and reduce overall healthcare costs. AMC Health is headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit www.amchealth.com.
AMC Health's remote patient monitoring and engagement solutions have earned the exclusive endorsement of the American Hospital Association.
For more than 100 years, the American Hospital Association (AHA) has been a powerful symbol of quality. By consistently applying a formal due diligence process, AHA Solutions, Inc., an AHA member service, identifies products and services that foster operational excellence in our nation's hospitals.
AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association (AHA), is compensated for the use of the AHA marks and for its assistance in marketing endorsed products and services. By agreement, pricing of endorsed products and services may not be increased by the providers to reflect fees paid to the AHA.
1 Graham J, Tomcavage J, Salek D, Sciandra J, Davis D, Stewart W. Postdischarge Monitoring Using Interactive Voice Response System Reduces 30-Day Readmission Rates in a Case-managed Medicare Population. Medical Care. 50(1):50-57, January 2012.
2 Maeng D, Starr A, Tomcavage J, Sciandra J, Salek D, Griffith D. Can Telemonitoring Reduce Hospitalization and Cost of Care? A Health Plan's Experience in Managing Patients with Heart Failure. Population Health Management. DOI: 10.1089/pop.2013.0107, December 2014.
3 Stamp K, Allen N, Lehrer S, Zagarins S, Welch G. Telehealth Program for Medicaid Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Lowers Hemoglobin A1c. Journal of Managed Care Medicine 15(4), October 2012.
4 Margolis K, Bergdall A, Asche S; Sperl-Hillen J, Maciosek M, Schneider N, Kerby T, Pritchard R, Sekenski J, O'Connor P. Outcomes at Six Months of a Randomized Trial of Home Blood Pressure Telemonitoring with Pharmacist Case Management Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. Vol 310 No.1; July 2013.
Jan Shulman, Amendola Communications
Phone: 480-664-8412 ext. 12
Email: [email protected]
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