MX and the California Healthcare Foundation to Offer Care Models for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions

Project Will Develop Solutions to Improve Care and Lower Costs

Jul 18, 2012, 11:05 ET from MX

BOCA RATON, Fla., July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients with multiple chronic conditions pose an escalating care and cost challenge to healthcare providers. To address this, MX today announced it will work with the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) to compile successful care models; creating case studies and solutions that can be replicated by hospitals and healthcare organizations.

Chronic conditions – like cardiovascular disease and diabetes – affect nearly half of all Americans. By 2030, that is projected to increase by 25 percent, with the prevalence of patients with multiple chronic conditions growing in tandem. Treating patients with multiple or complex conditions often presents added day-to-day challenges for providers. The onset of many chronic diseases can be prevented or delayed with adequate treatment, but research shows that half of all chronically ill patients fail to receive the recommended standards of care.

"Joining forces with MX will allow healthcare providers and systems to learn from each other's best practices in chronic disease treatment in a timely, efficient manner," said Sophia Chang, MD, MPH, director of CHCF's Better Chronic Disease Care program.

"Working with CHCF supports MX's mission to serve as a unique H2H platform where healthcare leaders can find and share models that lower costs and improve care," said MX founder and chairman Joseph Davis.

About MX
Medimetrix Solutions EXchange (MX) is an H2H hub with numerous resources for hospitals and health systems, offering providers innovative ways to monetize their internally created, knowledge-based products, and programs. The site features an extensive inventory of clinical and management solutions developed by Duke Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Partners HealthCare, and other leading medical institutions. Established in 2010, MX is a privately held company founded by Joseph Davis, chairman of the Medimetrix Group and Spirit of Women Health Network. Equity holders include Medimetrix Group, Inc. and its affiliates, private investors and interested health systems including Johns Hopkins Medicine and Adventist Health System.