HEALTH TECHNOLOGY, DIGITAL HEALTHCARE
Prnewswire | April 24, 2023
SunStone Consulting has partnered with VisiQuate for advanced revenue cycle analytics to help the firm accelerate client return on investment (ROI). SunStone Consulting partners with healthcare providers across the country to streamline and optimize all aspects of their reimbursement, regulatory, and revenue cycle through strategic solutions. SunStone Consulting and VisiQuate have a shared healthcare client base that strives to drive financial and operational efficiencies within their organizations with a data-driven and proactive approach.
"2022 was a particularly brutal year financially for health care providers. 88% of hospitals were operating at a net loss last year, so the timing of this partnership makes perfect sense," said Greg St. Clair, SunStone Consulting Founder and Managing Principal. "Just like VisiQuate, we want to drive immediate value and ROI for our clients, we share the same client service philosophy, and we have worked together on client projects for over a decade. Leveraging VisiQuate's advanced revenue cycle analytics will help us get there faster. SunStone will take advantage of VisiQuate's platform to help our clients conduct proactive diagnostic reviews. This will be a big benefit in areas like uncovering retrospective revenue opportunities and finding prospective process improvement to mitigate denials."
VisiQuate co-founder JK Kolmansberger said: "Greg and I have been talking for some time about the shared value that our partnership would bring to the healthcare provider community that we both serve. Making smarter, data-driven decisions, supported by advanced analytics to work smarter in revenue cycle operations is no longer a nice-to-have, but a necessity, to ensure financial success going forward. Investing in technology and accompanying services that have a guaranteed ROI is an initiative that our clients demand. We look forward to sharing combined success stories in the short term."
VisiQuate empowers healthcare organizations to achieve peak business health, through expert service-enabled technologies that dramatically improve performance and reduce process waste. We deliver optimized enterprise outcomes through a unique combination of complex data curation, deep AI & ML, advanced analytics and intelligent process automation. VisiQuate's Velocity consulting team of revenue cycle leaders and operators use their collective experience to drive efficiencies into client organizations and back into our solutions. The company is headquartered in Santa Rosa, CA, with offices in Harrisburg, PA and Dallas, TX.
HEALTH TECHNOLOGY, HEALTHCARE ANALYTICS
businesswire | April 17, 2023
Enhabit, Inc. a leading home health and hospice provider, announced it has been awarded the Age-Friendly Care at Home Certification from Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP). Enhabit is the first home health provider to receive the CHAP certification for its home health agencies in Petersburg, Virginia, and Clermont, Florida.
The CHAP certification program brings Age-Friendly Health Systems, an initiative of The John A. Hartford Foundation (JAHF) and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in partnership with the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA), to home health and hospice settings. The movement has been shown to reduce cost of care, improve clinical retention and satisfaction, and improve patient outcomes.
“We are proud to be at the forefront of bringing the Age-Friendly Health Systems movement to home-based care,” Enhabit Executive Vice President of Clinical Excellence and Strategy Bud Langham said. “While we’ve always focused on delivering evidence-based, patient-centered care, this movement provides a clear framework on how to incorporate these elements into our standards of care in a way that benefits our patients, clinicians, referral sources and payors.”
CHAP certification demonstrates that Enhabit meets the industry’s highest nationally recognized standards for age-friendly care. The rigorous evaluation by CHAP focuses on providing a set of four evidence-based elements established by the Age-Friendly Health System movement known as the 4Ms: What Matters, Medication, Mentation and Mobility.
“Enhabit has played an instrumental role in helping us bring the 4M Framework to the home setting,” CHAP Chief Operating Officer Teresa Harbour said. “As part of our Volunteer Advisory Group, the Enhabit team helped us develop the certification program along with educational tools and resources. We look forward to continuing to work together to ensure older adults receive care that focuses on what matters to them.”
About Enhabit Home Health & Hospice
Enhabit Home Health & Hospice is a leading national home health and hospice provider working to expand what’s possible for patient care in the home. Enhabit's team of clinicians supports patients and their families where they are most comfortable, with a nationwide footprint spanning 252 home health locations and 105 hospice locations across 34 states. Enhabit leverages advanced technology and compassionate teams to deliver extraordinary patient care.
DIGITAL HEALTHCARE, MEDICAL DEVICES
Businesswire | April 12, 2023
Pria, an innovative healthcare technology company that is transforming the way chronic care management is delivered at home, announced that Pria will be using InterSystems Health Connect Cloud to deliver the integration required to accelerate Pria’s efforts to revolutionize the operating system for health at home.
With Pria, providers, patients, and family caregivers can access a suite of health management tools to help them monitor and manage all aspects of their prescribed care plans. Through cloud-based connectivity, Pria’s platform can be used to identify eligible patients, align their care plan with a Pria Wellness Plan, and integrate patient data with their electronic health records.
With guaranteed delivery, reliability, and stability, InterSystems Health Connect Cloud delivers comprehensive healthcare interoperability via a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering. Health Connect Cloud streamlines data integration between clinical systems and applications, while managing the entire infrastructure and providing enhanced data automation and management capabilities to help providers and application developers rapidly leverage HL7 FHIR® and other healthcare standards to connect systems and solutions. As a PaaS model, it is ideal for digital health solution developers such as Pria because it reduces infrastructure and licensing costs and ensures compliance with standards, allowing developers to focus on building their unique product offering.
According to Pria’s CEO Ainar Abdrakhmanov, “We are thrilled with the continued support and collaboration from InterSystems to advance our operating system for health at home. With InterSystems' cutting-edge technology and expertise, we will develop a platform that enables healthcare organizations to deliver health-at-home, value-based care for the Medicare population. Our innovative platform will simplify and improve the scalability of the health-at-home solutions market, thereby resolving current market pain points.”
“InterSystems is thrilled to collaborate with forward-thinking companies in pursuit of a shared goal: leveraging technology to deliver advanced data automation and intelligence solutions that improve patient outcomes,” said Paul Grabscheid, Vice President of Strategic Planning, InterSystems. “Through supporting innovative companies like Pria, we are excited to push the boundaries of what's possible in healthcare and revolutionize traditional approaches to data management and analysis.”
Pria is building the standard for health-at-home solutions by delivering a platform that streamlines workflows, improves patient outcomes, and reduces costs. The company's innovative approach has earned it a reputation as a game-changer in the healthcare industry. Pria's integration of health-at-home solutions on one platform supports healthcare organizations to lower costs while delivering a patient engagement experience through Pria's Digital Nurse.
Pria will be demonstrating their operating system for health at home and the Pria Digital Nurse at HIMSS 2023 in InterSystems booth #942.
Pria also announced an investment from InterSystems Corporation, that follows several years of technical collaboration and promises to accelerate Pria’s efforts to revolutionize the operating system for health at home.
Established in 1978, InterSystems is the leading provider of next-generation solutions for enterprise digital transformations in the healthcare, finance, manufacturing, and supply chain sectors. Its cloud-first data platforms solve interoperability, speed, and scalability problems for large organizations around the globe. InterSystems is committed to excellence through its award-winning, 24×7 support for customers and partners in more than 80 countries. Privately held and headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, InterSystems has 36 offices in 25 countries worldwide.