MILFORD, Ohio, Jan. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CHI Health at Home, one of the largest healthcare systems in the country, partnered with innovative software company, Health Recovery Solutions (HRS) in December 2017 to pilot a cutting edge remote monitoring platform designed to influence patient behaviors while reducing rehospitalization. CHI Health at Home will use the HRS platform to continue to support its mission in delivering quality, compassionate care to every patient they serve.
Beginning in Kentucky and Nebraska, CHI Health at Home will be the first provider in these two states to partner with national telehealth leader, HRS, to reduce hospital readmissions for chronic disease patients and improve overall quality of care. Patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) will have the opportunity to receive telemonitoring to support their at-home chronic care management and reduce the risk of hospital readmission and ER utilization.
Patients placed on telehealth will be provided with 4G enabled tablets pre-loaded with HRS' disease specific software paired with Bluetooth devices that allows for biometric monitoring such as blood pressure, weight, oxygen saturation levels, and more. Patients will monitor their vitals daily and answer daily symptom questions specific to their disease condition. All data captured through the devices will automatically and securely transmit back to the CHI Health at Home's clinical team within seconds, allowing for real-time interventions for their high-risk patients.
The HRS software was specifically designed to address the primary drivers of hospital readmissions and ER utilization rates of chronic disease patients, including medication non-adherence, low health literacy, and lack of communication with clinicians and caregivers. Judy Schuler, Chief Clinical Officer for CHI Health at Home, adds "we are beginning to see positive results through our pilot phase and I am optimistic this partnership will be a key component as we continue our work to find innovative ways to build healthier communities across the country."
Moreover, the HRS software has a bi-directional integration with their electronic medical record (EMR), allowing for continuous patient care across patient care teams. In addition to the software, CHI Home Health will be using HRS PatientDirect which provides all logistics and inventory management of telehealth units. HRS PatientDirect ensures that telehealth units are delivered to the patient's home and also picked up at the end of care, creating a seamless experience for patients.
Jarrett Bauer, CEO of HRS adds, "we're thrilled to be partnering with CHI Health at Home to help provide innovative remote patient monitoring and support CHI Health at Home's efforts at providing high quality individualized patient care in the home."
About CHI Health at Home
CHI Health at Home, based in Milford, OH, provides high quality and comprehensive home-based services to the communities we serve nationwide. By offering five unique services; home care and supplemental staffing, hospice, home respiratory care, home infusion therapy, and medical transportation, each service line works together to form one continuous approach to health and wellness. With over 50 locations throughout eight states, CHI Health at Home services is the national home health provider for Catholic Health Initiatives and is committed to providing comprehensive, affordable care for every patient we serve. Learn more at www.chihealthathome.com.
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a nonprofit, faith-based health system formed in 1996 through the consolidation of four Catholic health systems, expresses its mission each day by creating and nurturing healthy communities in the hundreds of sites across the nation where we provide care. One of the nation's largest nonprofit health systems, Englewood, Colo.-based CHI operates in 17 states and comprises 100 hospitals, including three academic health centers and major teaching hospitals as well as 30 critical-access facilities; community health-services organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home-health agencies; living communities; and other facilities and services that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care. In fiscal year 2017, CHI provided more than $1.2 billion in financial assistance and community benefit for programs and services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. Financial assistance and community benefit totaled approximately $2.1 billion with the inclusion of the unpaid costs of Medicare. The health system, which generated operating revenues of $15.5 billion in fiscal year 2017, has total assets of approximately $22 billion.
About Health Recovery Solutions (HRS)
Health Recovery Solutions (HRS) supplies leading home care agencies with the most advanced remote monitoring platform focused on changing patient behavior to reduce readmissions and improve clinical outcomes. HRS' disease-specific engagement kits are customized with educational video, care plans, medication reminders while integrated with Bluetooth peripherals to engage patients. For clinicians, HRS' software allows for the management of high-risk patients and provides seamless communication with them through video chat, wound imaging and text messaging. For family members and caregivers, HRS' software gives them the ability to be fully involved in their family member's care and well-being. To learn more about Health Recovery Solutions, visit www.healthrecoverysolutions.com or call (347) 699 – 6477.
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