NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Virtual Health, the pioneering provider of next generation health care technology, today announced a new partnership with Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation, a nationally-recognized health care facility and research center. Under the new partnership, Parker Jewish Institute will leverage Virtual Health's comprehensive population health management platform to support its post-discharge patient management process, improving patient at-home recovery and reducing the risk of readmission.
Virtual Health will seamlessly integrate with Parker Jewish Institute's electronic medical record systems to automatically send discharge orders and deliver medication lists and customized educational materials electronically to each patient. By ensuring timely and accurate delivery of pertinent information and instructions, the platform increases patient awareness and compliance and promotes self-care.
"Streamlining communication across care teams and arming patients with critical information post-discharge is vital to preventing unnecessary readmissions," said Virtual Health CEO Adam Sabloff. "As a leader in health care, Parker Jewish Institute recognizes this need, and we are thrilled to be the technology provider of choice, working hand in hand to support patient management beyond the walls."
Parker Jewish Institute has been leveraging Virtual Health to streamline care provided through its Parker at Your Door program, which offers free physician home visits for seniors on Medicaid. After observing improved efficiency in coordinated care and enhanced visibility of patient data through Virtual Health's comprehensive ecosystem, Parker Jewish Institute chose to expand the partnership and leverage the platform institution-wide.
"Parker Jewish Institute continually seeks innovative solutions to ensure the highest quality of care for the communities we serve," said Michael N. Rosenblut, President and CEO of Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation. "Through Virtual Health's platform, our patients now have enhanced visibility of their own health records, as well as detailed post-discharge instructions, which we expect to improve quality of life and reduce readmission rates."
ABOUT PARKER JEWISH INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH CARE AND REHABILITATION Since 1907, the Parker Jewish Institute has evolved into a nationally-recognized 527-bed, nonprofit center for the health care and rehabilitation of adults, and a comprehensive network of community health care programs for adults. It is also a leading academic campus for the training of health care professionals, and an important research center for studies related to aging. The Parker Jewish Institute is a teaching affiliate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and a clinical affiliate of The North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. For more information, visit www.parkerinstitute.org.
ABOUT VIRTUAL HEALTH Virtual Health is the first true population health management platform purpose built for the transition to value-based care. Virtual Health offers a vast range of functionalities, including interdisciplinary clinical workflows, electronic health record aggregation, behavioral health management, broad spectrum telehealth, care team collaboration, real-time and predictive analytics, quality metrics, patient engagement and customizable reporting. Virtual Health empowers health plans, managed care organizations, government agencies, and accountable care organizations to provide patients with a better quality of life and enhanced outcomes while maximizing efficiency, improving transparency and lowering costs. For more information, visit www.virtualhealth.com.