NEW YORK, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sense Health is a mobile coaching solution for care management programs to efficiently support growing patient populations and improve health outcomes. With funding from the Nicholson Foundation, Sense Health has partnered with CompleteCare, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with 20 sites in southern New Jersey. CompleteCare will use Sense Health's platform specifically to support its high-needs diabetic and hypertensive patients as well as to improve cervical cancer screening rates. The platform will allow CompleteCare's care managers to easily create, deliver and monitor support to patients through text messages and a mobile app. Sense Health blends two-way conversations and personalized coaching programs designed to activate patients and drive improved care plan adherence.
Sense Health began working with programs for high-needs Medicaid patients two years ago to apply technology to help care managers efficiently support growing caseloads and improve care plan adherence. "CompleteCare manages the health needs of over 60,000 patients each year," said Stan Berkow, CEO of Sense Health, "we're excited to work with its care management staff in an effort to improve patient outcomes by blending the human connection between care managers and patients with technology that can bolster that relationship through personalized health support."
The Nicholson Foundation, which works to address the needs of vulnerable populations in New Jersey is funding the Sense Health and CompleteCare collaboration to introduce an innovative technology with potential to improve health outcomes for vulnerable populations. "There are growing numbers of healthcare technology solutions in the market place to help improve clinical outcome, but very few that focus on vulnerable populations. We were immediately impressed with Sense Health's platform as it specifically addresses the needs of this population, which can be very complex," said Barbara Kang, Senior Program Healthcare Officer at The Nicholson Foundation. "We are thrilled to be funding this project. We look forward to further developing our relationship with Sense Health and hope to continue supporting innovative approaches to improve healthcare for vulnerable populations in New Jersey."
The joint project will evaluate how the use of Sense Health's technology within CompleteCare's centralized care management program can improve appointment adherence, disease specific clinical indicators, and healthcare utilization for its patients. "CompleteCare is excited to roll out the Sense Health program with our patients. We see this added technology as a new and impactful way to communicate with patients in a way that is convenient, helping them to stay more compliant with appointments and motivate them to adhere to their care plans and have better health outcomes," said Dr. Jazmine Harris, Clinical Director of Pediatrics and Interim CMO at CompleteCare.
To learn more about Sense Health's Care Management offering, please visit: www.sensehealth.com
To learn more about CompleteCare Health Network, please visit: www.CompleteCareNJ.org
To learn more about The Nicholson Foundation, please visit: www.thenicholsonfoundation-newjersey.org
SOURCE Sense Health