Cognizant | March 02, 2022
Cognizant today announced it is collaboratingwith Microsoft to delivera new digital health solution to enhance remote patient monitoring for improved medical care.
Cognizant's new solution, leveraging components of the Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare, is the first of several planned offerings that combine remote patient monitoring and virtual health, utilizing products like smart watches, blood pressure monitors, and glucose meters to collect and communicate patient health data to providers. Built-in analytics allow providers to cross-reference historical health information to gain patient insights and potentially identify early warning signs of chronic conditions so preventative measures can be taken. Additionally, the solution's remote capabilities enable telehealth visits, which continue to be a valuable option to mitigate barriers of care for patients with accessibility constraints, as well as implement time-sensitive interventions and improve personalized care. With chronic diseases expected to account for 70% of global deaths by 2030, advancements in digital integration are quickly becoming recognized as an optimal approach to preventing, managing, and treating disease.*
As an early Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare partner, Cognizant has designed a solution that leverages Microsoft Azure services including FHIR, API Services, and Teams integration to improve scalability and reliability. This digital healthcare endeavor is backed by Cognizant's dedicated Microsoft Business Group, bringing together Cognizant's digital modernization expertise with Microsoft's focus on building Industry Clouds to deliver a commercially available, comprehensive, healthcare solution.
This new offering is the first in a series of digital healthcare solutions from Cognizant as the company accelerates its client offerings aimed at implementing advanced healthcare technology to increase patient engagement, enhance personalized care, provide remote patient monitoring, and facilitate improved patient outcomes. Future offerings will build upon existing solution capabilities to help clients expedite implementation.
"The bridging of technology and healthcare is creating new opportunities to improve how providers monitor the health of their patients and engage with them for time-sensitive interventions. Utilizing data analytics, secure cloud technology and interoperability products, our collaboration with Microsoft offers a unique, scalable solution that aims to connect providers and patients, and enhances the quality, timeliness, and personalization of healthcare."
Surya Gummadi, Head of Cognizant Healthcare
"Cognizant's new virtual healthcare solution utilizes differentiated capabilities, built on the secure and compliant Microsoft Cloud, that make it easy for people to collect and share health data using their own devices, while ensuring that providers have the data and insights they need to diagnose and treat patients," saidTom McGuinness, Corporate Vice President, Global Healthcare and Life Sciences, Microsoft. "We look forward to combining our technologies and collective expertise to deliver additional solutions that offer high quality healthcare and enable patient well-being."
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BAYADA | February 28, 2022
BAYADA Home Health Care, a leading not-for-profit home health care provider today launched its new, innovative suite of digital care transition and coordination solutions to assist hospitals and health plan point venture partners to better serve patients in their homes and communities. BAYADA has selected digital health care company, Dina, its current technology partner, as the platform to power these new, tech-enabled services.
The new digital tools leveraged by BAYADA will identify risks and track interventions as part of a new longitudinal care management program, bridging the acute and post-acute care worlds. By improving patient transitions from hospital to home-based care, BAYADA will help care teams stay connected, and create better, more cost-effective outcomes for patients and providers.
In a BAYADA trial including a cohort of patients with complex care needs, the approach has already created a significant impact. Patient hospitalization and emergency department visit rates were reduced by 42% and 30%, respectively, and the progression of patients moving from their homes into long-term, facility-based nursing care has also slowed.
“We’re excited to launch a highly scalable tech platform that offers seamless clinical integration, so we can coordinate multiple specialty services for seniors to help them stay safe and well cared for in their homes,” said David Baiada, CEO of BAYADA Home Health Care. “This will become increasingly important as care continues to move into homes, where people want to be.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of home-based care, and most older Americans say they want to age in place.
“As organizations prepare to deliver care in a post-COVID world, it’s important that they not only invest in telehealth and remote patient monitoring capabilities, but also partner with forward-thinking homecare providers to better serve people in the home setting. We look forward to working with BAYADA to implement this new technology, and managing the care delivery logistics to make care-at-home safe, coordinated, reliable and excellent for patients and their families.”
Ashish V. Shah, CEO of Dina
The new tech-enabled services not only benefit patients, but major health systems as well, allowing BAYADA partners to:
Digitally transform post-acute care (PAC) network management and streamline the transitions of care experience for patients moving from hospital to home.
Create virtual care teams across disparate post-acute and community-based providers that connect physicians, nurses, care managers, patients, and their families with real-time, secure, mobile messaging, leading to fewer unplanned emergency room visits and readmissions.
Implement new, innovative care-at-home delivery models that keep the home as the primary destination for medically complex patients.
Address the health equity and social determinants of health (SDOH) needs for patients through data-driven partnerships with local, community-based service providers.
Better support the emerging needs of family caregivers as they work to formally collaborate with care teams to deliver exceptional outcomes at a lower cost.
BAYADA is one of the fastest-growing home health and hospice joint venture partners in the country and has joined forces with several major health systems and health plans in joint ventures and value-based care arrangements.
About BAYADA Home Health Care
BAYADA Home Health Care was founded by J. Mark Baiada in 1975 and provides nursing, rehabilitative, therapeutic, hospice and assistive care services to children, adults and seniors in the comfort of their homes. Headquartered in the Greater Philadelphia suburbs based in New Jersey, BAYADA employs more than 26,000 nurses, home health aides, therapists, medical social workers and other home health care professionals who serve their communities in 23 states from 347 locations, with locations in Canada, Germany, India, Ireland, New Zealand, South Korea and the United Kingdom.
In 2018, Baiada oversaw the company’s unprecedented transition to a not-for-profit organization to ensure BAYADA’s mission, purpose and business model would endure, and to help BAYADA realize its vision of helping millions of people worldwide experience a better quality of life at home; in early May 2019, the organization served its one millionth client.
Dina powers the future of home-based care. We are an AI-powered care-at-home platform and network that can activate and coordinate multiple home-based service providers, engage patients directly, and unlock timely home-based insights that increase healthy days at home. The platform creates a virtual experience for the entire healthcare team so they can communicate with each other--and help patients and families stay connected--even though they may not physically be under the same roof. Dina helps professional and family caregivers capture rich data from the home, using artificial intelligence to recommend evidence-based, non-medical interventions.
WellSky | February 24, 2022
WellSky, a global health and community care technology company, announced today that it intends to acquire TapCloud, a virtual patient engagement technology company that helps patients, caregivers, and clinicians communicate crucial information in real-time to achieve better health outcomes.
Frequent communication between patients, clinicians, and payers is critical to providing quality care and delivering on value-based care. TapCloud’s interoperable, AI-driven platform provides real-time, patient-generated insights, enabling providers to deploy care interventions aimed at reducing preventable hospital readmissions and emergency care.
“WellSky is connecting every part of health and community care, and TapCloud represents a significant addition to our suite of solutions. By adding these robust capabilities, WellSky will further extend our position as the leading technology and analytics partner across the continuum. Together, WellSky and TapCloud will enable providers to make evidence-based decisions, powered by actionable analytics. With this new level of patient visibility, our clients can achieve better outcomes, lower costs, and ultimately, succeed in value-based care.”
Bill Miller, CEO of WellSky
Using TapCloud’s EHR-agnostic patented technology, patients can share their symptoms and other pertinent data with providers using virtual visit technology, secure messaging, and remote symptom screening protocols. The combination of TapCloud’s user-friendly technology and WellSky’s deep experience in predictive analytics opens new possibilities for providers and payers as they seek to increase collaboration and better coordinate care.
“TapCloud has worked tirelessly to close the communication gap between patients and providers through the use of data and technology. With WellSky, we gain access to a larger network and increased investment, which will broaden our reach and allow even more patients and families to be active participants in their care journeys,” said Phil Traylor, CEO of TapCloud. “Together, we are well-positioned to expand the ways we can help our clients be successful, no matter which EHR platform they use. I’m excited to see how we will innovate together.”
WellSky will integrate TapCloud’s platform into its healthcare technology solutions that more than 5 million caregivers use each day. Over time, WellSky will expand its extensive clinical dataset to include TapCloud’s patient-generated data, enabling the development of new models that allow providers, payers, and other risk-bearing entities to better predict patient risk factors and deploy interventions.
The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close shortly.
WellSky is a technology company leading the movement for intelligent, coordinated care. Our next-generation software, analytics, and services power better outcomes and lower costs for stakeholders across the health and community care continuum. In today’s value-based care environment, WellSky helps providers, payers, health systems, and community organizations solve tough challenges, improve collaboration for growth, harness the power of data analytics, and achieve better outcomes by further connecting clinical and social care. WellSky serves more than 20,000 client sites — including the largest hospital systems, blood banks, cell therapy labs, blood centers, home health and hospice franchises, post-acute providers, government agencies, and human services organizations. Informed by more than 40 years of providing software and expertise, WellSky anticipates clients’ needs and innovates relentlessly to ultimately help more people thrive.
TapCloud is a virtual patient engagement platform that helps patients, caregivers, and clinicians communicate crucial information in real time to achieve better health outcomes. Our core premise is that how a patient feels – pain levels, specific symptoms, overall trajectory, emotional well-being – is the earliest and best predictor of who is most likely to need or seek care within the next few days. Our approach to capturing and distilling that information is unique, with tools such as our patented AI-driven world cloud that captures the equivalent of a 30-40 question survey in less than 10 seconds. As a result, patients check in with TapCloud an average of 4 times per week.