Anthem partners with Samsung, American Well on telehealth offering

Fierce Healthcare | July 23, 2018

Anthem members will be able to access medical advice through a mobile telehealth app on their Samsung phone thanks to a new three-way partnership with the technology giant and American Well. The collaboration will provide access to American Well physicians through an updated Samsung Health app that now offers access to LiveHealth Online, according to Monday’s announcement. The new partnership streamlines several existing contracts between the three companies. Samsung launched its Health Experts service last year, embedding American Well’s platform into its Samsung Health application. The addition of Anthem, which operates Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in 14 states, opens the service up to 74 million members.

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Joe Gotto, 90 (+) years old, learned later in life he needed dialysis and he chose to receive his treatments through Fresenius Kidney Care’s home dialysis program in Delaware. Once a month, our patients on home dialysis receive a comprehensive check-up at an FKC home dialysis clinic, just to make sure their therapy is working properly. The minute Joe steps in the clinic door, his entire care team comes together with a singular focus on helping him thrive.

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Joe Gotto, 90 (+) years old, learned later in life he needed dialysis and he chose to receive his treatments through Fresenius Kidney Care’s home dialysis program in Delaware. Once a month, our patients on home dialysis receive a comprehensive check-up at an FKC home dialysis clinic, just to make sure their therapy is working properly. The minute Joe steps in the clinic door, his entire care team comes together with a singular focus on helping him thrive.

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Internova Travel Group Partners with Forbes Travel Guide and Sharecare to Adopts Health Security Verification Platform

Internova Travel Group | November 03, 2020

In its proceeded with worldwide activity to guarantee customers can travel with certainty and remain in a protected climate, Internova Travel Group has chosen advanced wellbeing organization Sharecare and Forbes Travel Guide as wellbeing security check accomplices to approve the strategies and conventions at in excess of 50,000 inns booked through its frameworks. The dynamic arrangement will help the travel business adjust on a typical methodology, predictable conventions, and a set up arrangement of wellbeing security, state organization heads. "This verification process will allow us to evaluate the quality of the vast myriad of health policies and solutions that exist at hotels throughout the world, as well as highlight those who meet best-in-class standards," said J.D. O'Hara, CEO of Internova Travel Group, one of the largest travel services companies in the world. "The services provided by Sharecare will be an important way to dynamically amplify the existing health safety protocols in place at hotels, as well as give travelers a recognizable certification that assures them that a hotel or resort is health security verified." "The pandemic has made it clear that in order for the hospitality industry to scale for our new normal, hotels and resorts must, first and foremost, assure employees and guests of their safety," said Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide, the global authority on genuine Five-Star service. "Sharecare Health Security verification with Forbes Travel Guide gives guests, travel planners, and hotel staff an added layer of confidence that the places away from home where they choose to work, play, and stay are committed to health security at a time when they absolutely need it." Created in light of the disastrous effect COVID-19 has had on the cordiality business, Sharecare's wellbeing security arrangement empowers inns to enhance existing wellbeing conventions and conform to master approved prescribed procedures to limit the danger and effect of intense general wellbeing functions. This organization is one of a few activities Internova Travel Group has embraced to advance more secure travel. A month ago, O'Hara and Internova chiefs guided a computerized wellbeing pass called CommonPass pointed toward supplanting isolate with COVID-19 testing. The organization's Travel Leaders Group division dispatched a program called "Book with Confidence," which furnishes taking an interest travel guides with a library of wellbeing and security related assets to help travelers. "Our goal is to ensure our travelers can book with confidence, fly with confidence and stay with confidence," said O'Hara. "The more consistent information our advisors can provide to travelers, the more prepared and comfortable they will be in restarting their travels." The wellbeing security arrangement from Atlanta-based industry-pioneer Sharecare, is a supplement to its leader information driven, virtual wellbeing stage that incorporates a far reaching COVID-19 status arrangement, Well-Being@Work. "We are committed to empowering the hospitality industry to address the evolving emotional, educational, clinical, and operational challenges introduced by the pandemic by creating a culture of accountability that fosters resilience through well-being and health security," said Hermann Elger, president of travel, hospitality, and entertainment at Sharecare. "By combining our keen understanding of population health and digital innovation with the power of Forbes Travel Guide's expertise in unparalleled service and standards, we can ensure that physical facilities apply the appropriate safety protocols while employees and guests within those spaces have the tools and resources to stay safe and build resilience." Internova expects all inns it works with to be Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED® with Forbes Travel Guide before the finish of Q1 2022. Internova's organization with Sharecare and Forbes Travel Guide was encouraged by Axcess Worldwide. About Internova Travel Group Internova Travel Group is one of the largest travel services companies in the world with a collection of leading brands delivering high-touch, personal travel expertise to leisure and corporate clients. Internova manages leisure, business and franchise firms through a portfolio of distinctive divisions. Internova represents more than 65,000 travel advisors in over 6,000 company-owned and affiliated locations predominantly in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, with a presence in more than 80 countries. About Forbes Travel Guide Forbes Travel Guide is the only independent, global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. Started as Mobil Travel Guide in 1958, the company created the first Five-Star rating system in the United States. Today, Forbes Travel Guide's incognito inspectors travel the world, evaluating properties based on up to 900 rigorous, objective standards. Forbes Travel Guide also supports the hospitality industry and other service-oriented businesses such as luxury residential, healthcare and private clubs with bespoke training solutions, evaluation services and the creation of custom service standards. About Sharecare Sharecare is the leading digital health company that helps people – no matter where they are in their health journey – unify and manage all their health in one place. Our comprehensive and data-driven virtual health platform and programs are designed to help people, providers, employers, health plans, government organizations, and communities optimize individual and population-wide well-being by driving awareness, engagement, and positive behavior change. Driven by our philosophy that we are all together better, at Sharecare, we are committed to supporting each individual through the lens of their personal health and making high-quality care more accessible and affordable for everyone.

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InterGen Data Announces New Client: Spectrum Healthcare Solutions

InterGen Data, Inc | October 18, 2021

InterGen Data, Inc., a leading provider of Life Event Data, analytics, and predictive modeling, has signed Spectrum Health Solutions “Spectrum” as a new client. Spectrum will utilize InterGen Data’s predictive data to analyze and identify when their patients are likely to have Chronic Illnesses occur, what they might be, and how much they are projected to cost. Spectrum will further use InterGen’s data to help them assess new patient populations as they expand their services into new geographies. “We are really excited about this partnership because we will be delivering a first to the marketplace, artificial intelligence-based solution that will help our practitioners educate people on the risk of how critical illnesses and comorbidities can impact their need for our services,” said Spectrum Health Solutions CEO Stan Thomas. “As an in-home care provider, we know that Life Events affect the entire family. No one is ever really prepared, but this data will allow us to help educate our patients,” Thomas further explained. “By 2030, the CDC estimates that 74 million Baby Boomers will be over the age of 65. This means that there will be a huge uptick in Critical Illness needs and costs. This ‘Silver Tsunami’ is will not only reshape the health care system forever, but it will have tremendous impact on how wealth is managed and de-cumulated.” InterGen Data Founder and CEO Robert J. Kirk “Simply put, there aren’t enough nurses, experienced or not, to manage the volume of people who will need any level of medical care,” said Stan Thomas. “No matter how you try to do the math, the US isn’t properly prepared, but with the help of InterGen Data’s predictive modeling, we feel that we will be better able to help those most likely to need additional healthcare,” Thomas further stated. - - - U.S. Care Statistics - - - The American HealthCare Association (ACHA) and the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) there are 28,900 assisted living communities with nearly 1 million licensed beds in the US The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), a non-profit organization focusing on national health issues, states that there are 15,327 total number of certified nursing facilities that have approximately 1.7 million licensed beds. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) states that the U.S. is projected to experience a shortage of Registered Nurses (RN’s) that is expected to intensify as Baby Boomers age and the need for health care grows The Nurse Journal states that data from The Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) depicts Washington, Dallas, Los Angeles, Houston, and New York City have the lowest local concentrations of nurse employment vs. national nurse employment. About InterGen Data, Inc. InterGen Data, Inc. (InterGen Data) was founded by the financial services industry veteran Robert J. Kirk in December 2017. InterGen Data is an award winning Life Event Data provider that uses the latest in predictive modeling techniques and patent pending proprietary algorithms that identify when someone is likely to have an important life event occur, what that event could be, and how much of a economic impact that it would have on their financial journey. They supply this data to banks, financial services, and insurance companies. About Spectrum Healthcare Solutions Spectrum Health Solutions was formed in 2017 primarily to service the under served market of patients at home. Its vision is to “Change the face of healthcare at home”. Spectrum primarily services patients from 18 years of age to death. Currently Spectrum services patients in the Texas and Oklahoma market, with plans to expand into Florida, Illinois and California in the near future. It is a health care company that sees patients at home and uses technology to improve the care given and the company’s bottom line.

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Magellan Healthcare Debuts High-Touch, High-Tech Collaborative Care Management Solution Powered by NeuroFlow

Magellan Health | October 04, 2021

Magellan Healthcare, the behavioral and specialty healthcare division of Magellan Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGLN), today announced a collaborative care management solution for health plans and providers that will enhance behavioral healthcare services delivered in physical healthcare settings. Developed with NeuroFlow, a key collaborator in Magellan’s digital transformation, this solution will increase access to behavioral health screening and care by enabling primary care and specialty providers to identify and manage undertreated and underdiagnosed low- to moderate-risk behavioral health conditions before they escalate. Providers will receive enhanced support from Magellan’s clinical team which will leverage NeuroFlow’s cloud-based platform to offer: Ease of communication with members and their care team Patient data integrated into electronic medical records and existing provider practice workflows Artificial intelligence which identifies at-risk members, enables real-time feedback and reports on outcomes such as symptom reduction and remission Integration with a member app that provides engaging self-care activities and personalized clinical content, feeding patient-recorded outcomes to a registry for monitoring and risk stratification This high-tech and high-touch solution addresses the growing challenge of limited access to and availability of providers. According to a report from the New American Economy, 60% of the counties in the U.S. lack a psychiatrist, and by 2025, Americans will have an estimated shortage of 250,000 mental health professionals.i In addition, members with low- to moderate-risk behavioral health concerns can suffer from unidentified/underdiagnosed and undertreated conditions. “Too many Americans live in behavioral health deserts – they have little or no access to care. Or, at best, they have access to a fragmented healthcare system, leaving key needs unmet,” . “We must address the behavioral, physical and pharmacy needs of people through an integrated approach that augments the important work of providers and supports the member through their entire health journey. With Magellan’s high-touch clinical solutions complemented by NeuroFlow’s high-tech application, we can support primary and specialty care providers in identifying and treating members before damaging outcomes occur.” Caroline Carney, M.D., chief medical officer, Magellan Health The Collaborative Care Model Collaborative care is an evidence-based integrated care model that provides delivery systems with a population health and team-based approach to treating patients with behavioral health and co-morbid medical conditions within the primary care setting. The collaborative care model deploys teams of tech-enabled care managers and consulting psychiatrists to help primary care practices integrate behavioral healthcare into the primary care setting. It is a virtual practice overlay and has been proven to enhance the effectiveness of depression care, while also helping to deliver a 6:1 return on investment to providers. While the clinical effectiveness of collaborative care is backed by years of research, it traditionally comes with high costs and a long ramp-up time. Magellan’s solution uses NeuroFlow’s technology to address those barriers, enabling efficient deployment and integration of services across large populations, in a matter of days to weeks. How Magellan’s CoCM Solution Works Patients complete validated behavioral health assessments using a mobile device or tablet when they arrive at their provider’s office. Screening results are analyzed and delivered to the dashboard embedded in the patient’s electronic health record. The provider is able to discuss the results with the patient during the visit and recommend collaborative care management to those who are at risk. A Magellan care manager leverages NeuroFlow’s cloud-based registry to monitor their patient panel and prioritize those in need of immediate support. The care manager serves as a liaison between the provider and the Magellan psychiatric consultant who recommends the best course of action. The patient benefits from NeuroFlow’s evidence-based clinical content during and after treatment to manage their condition through activities such as journaling and psychoeducation. The use of gamification within the app also keeps patients engaged. “We are proud to work with Magellan to bring this solution to market and address the growing need for behavioral healthcare services,” said Chris Molaro, chief executive officer, NeuroFlow. “Data from validated questionnaires completed on NeuroFlow’s platform showcase the clinical impact made for a multi-practice clinic; 67% of patients that enrolled in collaborative care experienced a 50% reduction in depression within 4 to 8 months. We’re helping organizations achieve outcomes that have been proven time and time again.” About Magellan Healthcare Magellan Healthcare, Inc., the healthcare business unit of Magellan Health, Inc., offers solutions for complex conditions in the areas of behavioral health and medical specialty treatment. Magellan Healthcare serves commercial health plans, employers, state and local governments, and the Federal government, including the Department of Defense. About Magellan Health Magellan Health, Inc., is a leader in managing the fastest growing, most complex areas of health, including special populations, complete pharmacy benefits and other specialty areas of healthcare. Magellan supports innovative ways of accessing better health through technology, while remaining focused on the critical personal relationships that are necessary to achieve a healthy, vibrant life. Magellan's customers include health plans and other managed care organizations, employers, labor unions, various military and governmental agencies and third-party administrators. About NeuroFlow NeuroFlow is a digital health company combining workflow automation, consumer engagement solutions, and applied AI to promote behavioral health integration in all care settings. NeuroFlow’s suite of HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based tools simplify remote patient monitoring, enable risk stratification, and facilitate collaborative care. With NeuroFlow, health care organizations can finally bridge the gap between mental and physical health in order to improve outcomes and reduce the cost of care.

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