Doctor On Demand, Humana team up on new virtual care model

Mobihealth | April 25, 2019

The telemedicine company and insurer have developed a new virtual care model that lets patients access an in-network primary care doctor with no copay.

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The concept of privacy and confidentiality in the medical profession is as almost as old as medical practices themselves. Many of the standards of ethics and morals among healthcare professionals are passed down to us from Hippocrates; the Ancient Greek physician whose ‘Hippocratic Oath’ remains a key text for anyone working in healthcare the modern United States.

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The concept of privacy and confidentiality in the medical profession is as almost as old as medical practices themselves. Many of the standards of ethics and morals among healthcare professionals are passed down to us from Hippocrates; the Ancient Greek physician whose ‘Hippocratic Oath’ remains a key text for anyone working in healthcare the modern United States.

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SWORD Health | July 05, 2022

Sword Health, the fastest growing digital musculoskeletal (MSK) solution on the market, announced that it is launching a new brand that reflects its mission to free 2 billion people from pain. This change comes at an immense time of progress for the company as it sets its sights on growth in 2023. The new brand position is communicated through a redesigned institutional as well as a modernized logomark composed of two circular shapes representing the company’s focus on every member’s unique journey to a healthier life – the outlined circle represents prevention, and the filled circle treatment. The company will also be softening the look and feel of its digital applications, including the digital therapist and member app. Additionally, its color palette, iconography, photography, member experience, and apparel have all undergone a strategic upgrade to reflect the evolution of Sword Health. "We are announcing the beginning of a global movement to free the world from pain. It's more than just a new look and feel to us, it's the culmination of years of research and development, aimed at supporting the core goal of healing people’s pain. We're confident this movement expresses both the transformation of our company as a whole and the future of a pain-free world." Virgilio Bento, Founder and CEO of SWORD Health Sword Health believes in the power of people to recover at home, without resorting to surgeries or opioids. Since launching in 2015, Sword Health has worked with insurers, health systems and employers worldwide to make high quality physical care accessible to everyone. Sword Health is setting a new standard for clinical outcomes: the company’s results are of a higher quality than the traditional model, and it is delivering real cost savings to their customers while helping their employees heal quickly and safely. About Sword Health Sword Health is the world’s fastest growing digital musculoskeletal (MSK) care provider, on a mission to free 2 billion people from acute, chronic, and post-surgical pain. It is the first digital solution to pair its members with a licensed physical therapist and the Sword Health Digital Therapist, to deliver a clinically-proven, personalized treatment plan that is more effective, easier, and less expensive than the traditional gold standard of care. Sword Health believes in the power of people to recover at home, without resorting to imaging, surgeries or opioids. With the preventative care delivered through Sword+, it is the industry's only end-to-end digital MSK solution. Since launching in 2015, Sword Health has worked with insurers, health systems, and employers in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia to make high quality musculoskeletal care accessible to everyone.

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Dialyze Direct Partners with CommuniCare Health to Provide On-Site Dialysis

Dialyze Direct | July 28, 2022

Dialyze Direct, the nation’s leading provider of home hemodialysis services in Skilled Nursing Facilities. announced it has partnered with CommuniCare Family of Companies, one of the nation’s largest post-acute care providers, to conduct onsite hemodialysis services at its facilities around the U.S. Founded in 1984 on the philosophy of “Serving with Pride,” CommuniCare’s standard of excellence, which focuses on patient care and quality of life, mirrors Dialyze Direct’s mission to change the dialysis industry by pioneering customized, gentler care proven to positively impact patients’ prognoses and quality of life. Dialyze Direct’s continued growth with like-minded healthcare providers has further solidified the company’s position as the foremost home hemodialysis provider to SNFs in the United States. “The ultimate goal of healthcare is to provide services that benefit our clients but also to ensure those services save or significantly prolong lives. As a result, we approach partnerships with the understanding that both parties share a common patient-first philosophy. We are pleased to bring our onsite dialysis offerings to CommuniCare’s facilities and join forces with a fellow provider that also views patient comfort and care as the cornerstone of their business model.” Dialyze Direct’s Chairman and Co-Founder Henry Kauftheil Dialyze Direct recently announced its acquisition of Chicago-based RenPro Renal Services, which provided dialysis services to patients in SNFs in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. Earlier this year, the company completed its acquisition of Compass Home Dialysis, a regional SNF dialysis provider in Pennsylvania, and at the end of 2021, the company acquired Renew Dialysis, a regional SNF dialysis provider in Ohio and Virginia. “Providing our residents with a better quality of life is what we strive for at CommuniCare,” said Ronald Wilheim, President of CommuniCare. “We are proud to partner with Dialyze Direct and that through this partnership we have another opportunity to raise the bar and innovate our level of care.” Dialyze Direct now offers onsite dialysis services in more than 170 SNFs in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. About Dialyze Direct Founded in 2015, Dialyze Direct is a leading kidney care innovation company that seeks breakthrough solutions for patients suffering from kidney disease. With a mission to build the next generation of kidney care, Dialyze Direct leverages its leading nephrology specialists to develop new methods and technology to evolve the treatment options nephrologists have at their disposal. Dialyze Direct pioneered significant changes to the existing treatment model for dialysis patients in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), in which many of the most medically challenging subsets of dialysis patients reside, and has grown to become the nation’s largest provider of home dialysis in the SNF setting. Dialyze Direct’s innovative staff-assisted home hemodialysis treatment model entails a gentler, personalized treatment plan comprised of meticulously crafted protocols designed to tackle the unique fluid management challenges of geriatric dialysis patients, resulting in increased overall patient health and reduced hospitalizations while substantially decreasing costs for payors. Dialyze Direct currently operates in 13 states with new operations launching soon in additional states. About CommuniCare Health Services CommuniCare Health Services was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The company currently operates more than 110 healthcare and rehabilitation centers in seven states. Our centers focus on patient-centered care plans and provide specialized programing in cardiac, pulmonology, memory care & dementia, amputee and behavioral health. Our expert physicians and nurses provide care for the most medically complex residents.

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Memorial Hermann Health System Invests in EnableComp, an Industry-Leading Specialty Revenue Cycle Management Solution

Memorial Hermann Health System | July 12, 2022

EnableComp has announced that Memorial Hermann Health System – a non-profit, community-focused, award-winning health system committed to creating healthier communities, now and for generations to come in the Houston area – has made a strategic investment in the company alongside Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe. Based in Franklin, Tennessee, EnableComp leverages its proprietary software embedded with advanced AI+RPA capability, Enforcer360, to increase revenue yield and accelerate collections for healthcare providers on Veterans Administration, Workers' Compensation, Motor Vehicle Accident/Third-Party Liability, and Out-of-State Medicaid claims. EnableComp also offers comprehensive Denial Resolution, ensuring providers maximize cash collections and revenue recovery from underpayments and/or zero-balance accounts. Today, the company serves more than 1,000 healthcare providers across all 50 states. "We are very pleased to welcome Memorial Hermann as a health system investor partner. 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The decision to invest in EnableComp is guided by the same philosophies that drive all of our work: deliver value and create healthier communities. EnableComp fits squarely in that mission, with best-in-class solutions delivering compelling ROI and support, allowing health systems to focus on providing care to patients." Memorial Hermann is one of the largest not-for-profit health systems in Southeast Texas. While practicing the highest standards of safe, evidence-based, quality care, the system's 6,500 affiliated physicians and 29,000 employees provide a personalized and outcome-oriented experience across more than 265 care delivery sites throughout the Greater Houston area. Memorial Hermann will participate in EnableComp's Strategic Advisory Board to support growth initiatives, continuous quality improvement, new product development and expansion of capabilities. About Memorial Hermann Health System Charting a better future. A future that's built upon the HEALTH of our community. This is the driving force for Memorial Hermann, redefining health care for the individuals and many diverse populations we serve. Our 6,500 affiliated physicians and 29,000 employees practice the highest standards of safe, evidence-based, quality care to provide a personalized and outcome- oriented experience across our more than 265 care delivery sites. As one of the largest not-for- profit health systems in Southeast Texas, Memorial Hermann has an award-winning and nationally acclaimed Accountable Care Organization, 17* hospitals and numerous specialty programs and services conveniently located throughout the Greater Houston area. Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center is one of the nation's busiest Level I trauma centers and serves as the primary teaching hospital for McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston. 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