Holzer Health System Partners With Loopback Communications to Reduce Readmissions

Oct 11, 2010, 11:12 ET from Loopback Communications

DALLAS, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Holzer Health System, serving Southeastern Ohio Valley residents since 1909, has partnered with Loopback Communications to support its efforts to reduce readmissions of discharged patients by implementing Loopback's Readmission Reduction Service.

"Loopback provides great value to Holzer Health System by focusing on our most prevalent admission diagnoses, combining the best aspects of technology and human interface and engaging with us on and offsite to optimize the value to our patients and community," says Dr. Lee Saltzgaber, vice president for quality and clinical effectiveness. "They are planning for the future by bringing services on board which mirror the focus areas of CMS and regulators so that we are positioned in a way to take advantage of probable value based purchasing opportunities. In the end, Holzer is integrating, and Loopback will help Holzer provide the optimal continuum of care to our patients, regional employers and community."

"Holzer Health System has a long history of caring for the residents of Southeastern Ohio," says Neil Smiley, Loopback Communications CEO. "We are honored to be working with them to support their tradition of compassion, commitment and caring for their community."

About Holzer Health System

Since 1909, the name Holzer has been synonymous with wellness in the Southeast Ohio Valley. Today, Holzer Health System offers a wide and comprehensive range of services, including the most advanced healthcare, diagnostics, and treatments available. At Holzer Health System, our commitment, from doctors and nurses to management and staff, is to treat you with the individual attention and concern you deserve. We look forward to serving you, because as stated by Dr. Charles E. Holzer, Jr., "The patient is the center of all we do."

About Loopback Communications Loopback Communications, based in Dallas, Texas, provides hospitals with reliable, cost-effective, technology-enabled solutions to stay connected with patients after discharge to improve clinical outcomes, reduce readmissions, manage risk and improve patient satisfaction.   Easily integrated with current hospital operations, Loopback's solutions place minimal demands on clinical and IT resources.  For more information, visit www.Loopbackllc.com.  


For more information contact:

Tom Peck, 214.352.5929


SOURCE Loopback Communications