FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE, HEALTHCARE ANALYTICS
prnewswire | April 04, 2023
Intuitive Health announced the acquisition of Premier ER & Urgent Care, a Texas-based hybrid emergency room (ER) and urgent care clinic with four locations in San Marcos, Temple, Waco, and Woodway, Texas. The partnership expands Intuitive's footprint to 23 hybrid emergency and urgent care locations.
"Our mission at Premier ER & Urgent Care continues to be to provide our communities with high-quality, cost-efficient medical care at their convenience," said Premier Chief Executive Officer Dr. John Hamilton. "We're proud to partner with the Intuitive team and look forward to our work together as we strive to improve health for everyone in our community."
"Premier's dual model of ER and Urgent Care facilities will continue to offer excellent care and a commitment to local medical services," said Thom Herrmann, Chief Executive Officer of Intuitive. "Intuitive is dedicated to prioritizing patients' needs through transparency, quality, and affordability, and this partnership will help build on our promise to provide the best accessible and convenient outpatient services."
The acquisition of Premier is Intuitive's second acquisition since 2015. This partnership continues Intuitive's hybrid ER and urgent care strategy that provides one convenient consumer health-based location for both emergency and urgent care services and eliminates the guesswork for patients unsure of where to go for care. The unique care model creates cost-effective ways for patients to receive unscheduled care. Beyond its home state of Texas, Intuitive has a growing network of sites outside of Texas in collaboration with health system partners to extend its differentiated care delivery model to patients nationwide.
Intuitive Health is a partner company of Altamont Capital Partners, a private investment firm. The partnership was supported by Stellus Capital Management and City National Bank, with Ropes & Gray serving as Intuitive's legal counsel.
Founded in 2008, Intuitive Health pioneered the combined emergency room and urgent care model. Intuitive Health partners with established health systems nationwide to build, operate and launch retail health care facilities that provide urgent care and emergency room services under one roof. Intuitive Health operates in partnership with leading health systems across the country including in the states of Florida, Indiana, Ohio, Delaware, Kentucky, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arizona, Texas, Virginia and Washington. Intuitive's patient-centric approach to immediate care has saved payors and patients hundreds of millions of dollars in unnecessary emergency care spend. The Intuitive Health model increases market share for partnered health care systems by expanding their footprint with conveniently located centers.
HEALTH TECHNOLOGY, MEDICAL DEVICES
prnewswire | April 11, 2023
care.ai, the pioneering AI-driven Smart Care Facility Platform in healthcare, today revealed a continuous collaboration with Google Cloud, making care.ai's range of groundbreaking care solutions available on Google Cloud Marketplace. Healthcare organizations and care facilities can now access the company's Virtual Nursing solution via Google Cloud Marketplace, ultimately making it easier for organizations to adopt care.ai's Smart Care Facility Platform.
care.ai's technology revolutionizes care environments, such as hospitals and nursing homes, by creating responsive facilities that optimize clinical and operational workflows, addressing some of the most pressing healthcare challenges today. As traditional care models become financially unsustainable and the nursing shortage calls for over 1 million new registered nurses by 2030, the healthcare system faces increasing pressure. care.ai's platform harnesses advanced sensors and artificial intelligence to establish the foundational infrastructure for unmatched awareness within the smart facility, automating labor-intensive processes, saving nurses' time, and minimizing the need for multiple technology systems by integrating ambient and virtual care workflows within a single platform.
"Our Smart Care Facility Platform, with generative AI, is ushering in new multimodal experiences that enhance and improve how clinicians work and interact with patients," said Chakri Toleti, care.ai CEO and founder. "Collaborating with Google Cloud allows us to introduce our Platform to a broader array of hospitals and nursing homes worldwide, streamlining clinical care operations and elevating care quality by enabling clinicians to focus on delivering more empathetic and timely care. We anticipate further collaboration opportunities with Google Cloud and are excited to continue revolutionizing healthcare together."
care.ai's Smart Care Facility Platform is now accessible on Google's Cloud Marketplace. This partnership between care.ai and Google Cloud will enable acute and post-acute facilities to engage with the company's platform seamlessly and securely.
"Ambient intelligence holds the potential to resolve numerous issues plaguing healthcare facilities today, from workforce shortages to disjointed patient care," said Riju Khetarpal, director of Healthcare and Life Sciences ISV Partnerships at Google Cloud. "Care.ai's ambient monitoring solution, now available on the Google Cloud Marketplace, gives healthcare organizations the ability to easily integrate care.ai's technology with their existing systems."
care.ai is spearheading the "Smart Care Facility" era with its state-of-the-art Smart Care Facility Platform that combines ambient intelligent monitoring and virtual care workflows for healthcare on care.ai's transformative micro-edge devices, instantly offering enhanced 1:1 clinician-to-patient support with unparalleled awareness of conditions and operations in the care setting, while enabling scalable new virtual care models such as virtual nursing and virtual specialist visits. Implemented in over 1,500 healthcare facilities, care.ai partners with health systems and long-term care facilities to fulfill the company's mission to deliver the transformative promise of a "smart care facility," providing unprecedented levels of ambient awareness, clinician support, and care.
FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE, MEDICAL DEVICES
Businesswire | April 21, 2023
WellSky, a leading health and community care technology company, today announced expanded capabilities in its CarePort suite of care transition solutions. These new enhancements equip discharge planners, care managers, and care coordinators with enhanced intelligence at the point of discharge to help them make more informed decisions and ensure patients receive the best possible care and support as they transition from the hospital to home or another care setting.
WellSky and CarePort recently expanded its network with the acquisition of Curaspan. Curaspan clients using CarePort Discharge can now take advantage of an expanded solution set.
“We're thrilled to offer our clients, including those in our newly expanded network available through Curaspan, capabilities to better engage patients and families and enhance their care planning and decision making throughout the discharge process,” said Dr. Lissy Hu, president of connected networks at WellSky. “Through these enhancements, WellSky is enabling care providers to deliver the right care, at the right time, in the right setting to achieve better health outcomes.”
By extending CarePort Connect into the care transitions solutions, providers gain seamless access directly from their discharge planning workflows. This access delivers a deeper knowledge of past post-acute care utilization which is critical to help providers determine the appropriate level of care needed post-discharge and create a care plan tailored to the patient's specific needs. Accessing clinical data and encounter history at a patient’s most vulnerable point of transition can help reduce hospital readmissions and connect patients to the most appropriate care.
CarePort Guide, available in CarePort Discharge, gives hospitals and health systems access to a more robust patient choice tool to assist patients and families in selecting high-quality post-acute care. CarePort Guide provides access to proprietary post-acute quality scores, highlights high-performing post-acute networks and collaboratives, and offers more robust agency profiles and guides, all sharable via text and email. By increasing patient satisfaction with the discharge process and reducing discharge delays, CarePort Guide brings a superior post-acute care selection tool to the market and can increase the number of patients attending in-network skilled nursing facilities by 7%.
WellSky is one of America’s largest and most innovative healthcare technology companies leading the movement for intelligent, coordinated care. Our proven 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 scale processes, 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, 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 build healthy, thriving communities.