LOS ANGELES, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Siva Subramanian, Ph.D., senior vice president of mobile strategy, Zynx Health and Andrea Kmetz, R.N., director of care management and quality assurance, Meritage Medical Network and Meritage Accountable Care Organization (ACO), will co-present "Using a Mobile Tool to Create a Virtual Caregiver Huddle" (Session 401) at the 17th Annual National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) Congress April 29 – May 1 in Austin, Texas. The session highlights how Meritage ACO in North California, with the help of ZynxCarebook™ mobile technology, implemented initiatives including evidenced-based care guidance aimed at improving care coordination within the larger care community. Zynx Health is the newest member of the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition.
Healthcare organizations have historically depended upon an unreliable patient handoff and discharge process, placing patient care quality and safety at risk while increasing costly readmissions. Subramanian and Kmetz will explain how bringing all interested professionals, both within the hospital and beyond, together at the precise, care-crucial moment helps providers deliver exactly what patients need. Meritage ACO used ZynxCarebook to create a Mobile Care Navigation Network that allows the organization to hold "Virtual Caregiver Huddles" among the provider community spread across a 2,600 square mile area encompassing Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties. The vastly improved care team communication and collaboration has helped the organization decrease readmissions, lower length of stay, and avert adverse events. Simultaneously improving communications and coordination of care transitions, while infusing the entire process with evidence-based best practices, is highlighted.
Siva Subramanian, Ph.D., senior vice president of mobile strategy, Zynx Health.
Andrea Kmetz, R.N., director of care management and quality assurance, Meritage Medical Network, Meritage ACO
Pre- and post-event interviews can be arranged. Click here for Subramanian's photo and here for Kmetz's photo.
Zynx Health, part of the Hearst Health network, is the pioneer and market leader in evidence- and experience-based clinical improvement and mobile care solutions that provide the care guidance to enhance quality, improve care coordination, and decrease variation across an individual's health journey. Thousands of hospital organizations and providers "dare to be better" with Zynx Health's innovative solutions based on rigorous and tested methodologies that improve performance in clinical practice. With Zynx Health, healthcare organizations exceed industry demands for delivering high-quality care at lower costs under value-based reimbursement models. Zynx Health partners with healthcare organizations to continuously and measurably improve care every day, for every patient, every time. To learn more, visit www.zynxhealth.com or call 855.367.ZYNX.
SOURCE Zynx Health