NEW YORK, March 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- OHA, through their Preferred Partner Network, has identified Medtel as a partner that will deliver best-in-class software to assist with surgical care, increase surgical profitability and increase quality outcomes for their members.
"We are excited to announce our Medtel partnership," says Shelby Faust, Vice President at OHA. "Medtel has a proven track record of assisting healthcare providers in successfully transitioning to value-based care and CJR by optimizing their surgical care process. The OHA members will immediately see the value of implementation and how it will help their teams provide a superior patient experience while managing the cost of care."
"Improving outcomes and reducing costs for patients is imperative, but despite large investments in electronic medical records, surgical care continues to rely heavily on manual-based processes such as faxes and phone calls that hinder communication and challenge surgical outcomes," says Harold Mondschein, CEO and Founder of Medtel. "The Medtel platform provides an environment that helps the financial and surgical teams identify both financial and clinical risks prior to the incision and continues to monitor information about the patient throughout the entire episode of care."
As a result, in 2013, Medtel's solution emerged as the first surgical care management platform designed to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and provide better outcomes. The following are 3 keys to Medtel's success with client implementations:
Below is a brief description of Medtel's surgical care management solution that has assisted hospitals such as NYU Medical Center's Hospital for Joint Diseases in improving their surgical profitability. For NYU's hip and knee total joint program, they have reduced their costs by $10,000 per patient per 90-day episode of care. This translates into significant dollars. In NYU's case, it is roughly $40 million. Medtel is not solely responsible for these savings, but they credit us as being a big part.
Automating manual-based processes, improving workflows and capturing structured data easily and reliably connecting a large variety of patient information.
Creating the earliest opportunity to identify the clinical and financial risks of a procedure before the incision.
Sustaining surgeon and staff compliance to clinical guidelines, care pathways, and protocols that lead to an institution's improved financial health.
Armed with the Medtel solution, providers now have the necessary agnostic, cloud-based tools to easily connect with their surgical offices and sustain compliance to best practices which results in better outcomes for their patients and financial health for their institution.
About OHA: The Oklahoma Hospital Association is the voice of hospitals in Oklahoma. Established in 1919, the OHA represents more than 135 hospitals and health systems across the state. OHA's primary objective is to promote the health and welfare of all Oklahomans by leading and assisting its member organizations in providing high quality, safe and valued health care services to their communities. The OHA also believes hospitals play a vital role in helping to advance the overall state of health for their patients and the public at-large.
The OHA provides a variety of membership services including representation and advocacy at the state and federal national levels, educational programs, information and data analysis, patient quality and safety resources, and industry communication. Members can also avail themselves of various insurance and group-purchasing products.