HEALTH TECHNOLOGY, HEALTHCARE ANALYTICS
prnewswire | April 06, 2023
Clinovera, a specialized Healthcare technology service provider, today announced its initial portfolio of custom Healthcare and Life Sciences services focused on using AI, machine learning, intelligent analytics and other digital technologies to transform business and clinical processes, lower costs and deliver personalized care experiences.
"The unprecedented pace of change and innovations in technologies are transforming the way Healthcare and Life Sciences organizations operate, compete, provide care and bring new treatments to market," said, Anatoly Postilnik, Managing Director, Clinovera. "Far from being a startup, Clinovera's experts have decades of domain-specific expertise to help organizations digitally transform to improve the quality of care, speed clinical development, lower costs and ultimately change millions of lives for the better."
New Clinovera Healthcare and Life Sciences Services
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning – Clinovera AI/ML experts help organizations analyze, develop and implement rapidly evolving technologies to accelerate the pace of innovation, modernize care infrastructures, and improve population health, patient diagnosis, and drug discovery.
Real World Evidence (RWE) Research – Clinovera data scientists and software engineers help organizations advance clinical trials and clinical research by building efficient ETL (extract, transfer & load) pipelines to Common Data Models, performing data harmonization, developing high-quality data repositories, and building research applications.
Data Management, Engineering & Analytics – Clinovera data experts and software engineers help organizations design and build large-scale operational data stores, facilitate data governance, quality management, and generate analytical insights to lower costs and improve patient outcomes.
Standards-based Health Data Interoperability – Clinovera domain experts analyze, design, develop and implement a highly connected healthcare ecosystem utilizing standard healthcare interoperability protocols and emerging technologies.
Systems Development and Integration – Clinovera experts and software engineers design, develop and implement clinical decision-support systems, patient and provider portals, and other custom solutions for patients, clinicians, researchers, staff, vendors and others.
Clinovera is a First Line Software division and distinct brand focused solely on providing new value and technology services for Healthcare and Life Sciences organizations.
PRNewswire | May 29, 2023
Tomorrow Health, an innovator in home-based care, announced that it has closed its first-party home medical equipment (HME) supply business to remove barriers and unlock new opportunities for its network of home-based care providers. Tomorrow Health serves as a partner for home-based care needs to leading suppliers, including AdaptHealth, Apria, Home Care Delivered, Lincare, and Rotech Healthcare, providing each with holistic technology solutions that streamlines end-to-end workflows and enables unparalleled operational efficiency at scale.
Tomorrow Health's vision has always been to restore the home as the primary point of care. Initially, it sought to achieve this vision by operating its own home medical equipment (HME) supplier business. A more powerful opportunity to shift care to the home quickly revealed itself: the transformation of the end-to-end process of how HME is ordered, processed, and delivered to patients at scale.
Tomorrow Health evolved, building a market-leading connective technology and service layer that coordinates care seamlessly across payers, referring providers, patients and home-based care suppliers. The company's unique approach, built on its prior learnings as an HME supplier business, has delivered technology that supercharges home-based care provider growth via high-quality, cost-effective care. With its technology seeing rapid adoption and impact, Tomorrow Health has formally closed its HME supplier business.
Tomorrow Health's decision to concentrate its focus on technology for supplier partners comes as the broader healthcare ecosystem shifts its strategic priorities and seeks greater support in enabling the delivery and reimbursement of quality home-based care.
Nearly 91% of health plans have recently indicated plans to move more care to the home. HME suppliers are facing a critical challenge: meeting that demand in an operationally efficient manner. A recent HME delivery cost survey found that new personal protective equipment expenses, plus longer round trips with associated fuel and labor expenses, have increased overall delivery costs by 30% or more for most suppliers.
"HME suppliers are a critical lever to shift care to the home, which is often overlooked by payors," Vijay Kedar, CEO and Co-Founder, Tomorrow Health." Tomorrow Health's technology and unique position with payors enables change end-to-end, supporting everything from prescription to reimbursement while arming suppliers with valuable insights that can drive business growth and ensure positive experiences for every single stakeholder."
"Tomorrow Health is not only focused on delivering high-quality, innovative technology to suppliers in need of operational efficiencies, but they're also connecting with suppliers to understand what is and isn't working for them," said Tom Ryan, President and CEO, American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare), an advocacy organization for home-care providers and DME and HME companies. "By actively seeking out and listening to feedback from the supplier community, Tomorrow Health has been able to build a solution that drives definitively better outcomes for everyone."
Many suppliers today receive HME orders from one-size-fits-all digital solutions that don't meet payor requirements or specific clinical needs. Tomorrow Health delivers an intuitive, precise digital order to suppliers within its platform, prioritizing urgent, same-day orders and queuing other provider orders as they come in, in compliance with payor requirements.
Tomorrow Health has reduced supplier operating expenses by up to 24%. All necessary documentation is included in the order, with 87% of orders having enough information to be immediately serviceable. The supplier also has the ability to communicate with all necessary parties, including payers and providers, about the order through the platform.
"Our partnership with Tomorrow Health enables us to automate and dramatically scale Home Care Delivered's best-in-class customer onboarding process, while simultaneously allowing us to drive the clinical, quality, and financial outcomes that are needed by patients, their healthcare providers, and payers," said Lowell Price, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Chief Growth Officer of Home Care Delivered. "While there are other e-platforms in the market today that we support, none are more strategically aligned to us in both commitment and capability to delivering value-based care in DME than Tomorrow Health. We couldn't be more excited about our partnership."
About Tomorrow Health
Tomorrow Health builds technology that improves the way home-based care is ordered, delivered, and paid for. Today, the home-based care ecosystem is fragmented, confusing, and expensive, costing the healthcare system billions of dollars annually. Tomorrow Health manages and improves every step of the process, using technology-driven matching and considering quality, specialization, insurance coverage, and geography to pair patients with appropriate suppliers of more than 40,000 products and services, leading to improved patient health results and lowered costs. Tomorrow Health partners with more than 125 leading health plans and health systems nationwide, including Pennsylvania's Geisinger Health Plan, and is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, BOND, Obvious Ventures, BoxGroup, Rainfall Ventures, and Sound Ventures.
HEALTHTECH SECURITY, HEALTHCARE ANALYTICS
prnewswire | March 24, 2023
Ribbon Health a leader in healthcare provider data technology and management, announced the launch of new platform features that will increase access to care through provider scheduling. Enabled by partnerships with leading booking marketplaces, these new platform capabilities empower patients to easily search for providers that both fit their needs and are accepting new patients, and book appointments with those providers for high-quality care across primary, specialty, urgent, or mental health. Ribbon's platform offers real-time availability data from health systems and direct partner integrations, giving care providers, navigators, and health plans a single source of truth to guide consumers to the right care.
"Securing an appointment quickly" is the most important factor for having a positive healthcare experience, according to one-third of Americans surveyed in a recent report. Yet, there are a number of barriers inhibiting people from finding and booking high-quality care appointments when they need to most. Patients, providers, and care teams must navigate across multiple touchpoints, spend significant time and effort tracking down needed information, and contend with a growing physician shortage and a shrinking number of available therapists. All of these barriers lead to an average 26-day wait for an appointment in the best of circumstances, which could lead to worsening health, or patients opting out of care completely.
These barriers to care will be removed with Ribbon's new capabilities such as insight into which providers are accepting new patients, provider appointment availability, and booking links. With partner integrations across leading booking platforms, patients can attend a virtual or in-person appointment in as little as 48 hours; this is compared to the national average of two to three weeks, if not months. Patients will have seamless access to high-quality mental health, primary, specialty, and urgent care at the fraction of the cost of out-of-network or emergency services. For the first time, patients, providers, and care teams can use one central platform to find the right care using Ribbon's comprehensive provider directory data, accepted insurances, cost, and quality metrics to understand whether a provider is available, and then book an appointment.
"It shouldn't be harder to book care with a doctor than it is to book a flight or hotel," said Nate Maslak, Ribbon co-founder and CEO. "Unfortunately, that is still the case today. This launch is an important step in achieving our mission of accessible, affordable, and high-quality care for everyone. It will ensure patients can find the right doctor for their needs by allowing them to filter for availability and quickly book an appointment, rather than navigating through several websites or phone numbers each time and waiting weeks to months for care."
Ribbon's enhanced capabilities will help healthcare organizations decrease the administrative burden for care teams looking to direct patients to in-network providers. By improving the provider search experience with data on whether a provider is accepting new patients and has availability, teams can increase referral confidence.
"Making sure patients get to their referrals is critical for our business," said Jane Zhu, Director of Operations at Firefly Health, one of Ribbon's partners. "A big part of that is finding a provider who is not only a good clinical fit but is accepting new patients and available in the relevant time frame. Finding specialist availability is incredibly manual and time-consuming."
Ribbon Health continues to launch new capabilities with the ultimate goal of transforming the experience of finding a provider, and paving the way to accessible, affordable, and high-quality care for all. Additional new releases include a Digital Care Network to expand a "provider search" beyond brick and mortar with leading, lower cost, virtual care options, as well as Price Transparency to allow patients to see detailed cost estimates alongside provider quality indicators before a care decision is made.
About Ribbon Health
Ribbon Health partners with innovators to transform how healthcare decisions are made. Ribbon's data platform fuels healthcare enterprises with actionable provider information, including insurance coverage, prices, and performance. With Ribbon, healthcare enterprises can empower people to make the most informed decisions about their care by finding trusted and affordable providers.