Tuesday August 4, 2015
The Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life, a provider of senior services for over 140 years, announced today a partnership with Intel-GE Care Innovations ™, a joint venture between Intel Corporation and GE Healthcare to study the effectiveness of leveraging remote patient monitoring (RPM) for patients in the home post discharge.
Patients diagnosed with Cardiac and Pulmonary Disease and/or CHF or COPD will use Health Harmony, Care Innovations’ RPM solution to enable patients, clinicians, care providers, and family caregivers to collaborate for better care of patients in their home.
“Health Harmony provides The Abramson Center a unique post-acute remote care model to position the Center to operate in future risk based payer models,” said Sean Slovenski, CEO of Care Innovations. “As the healthcare landscape continues to evolve and the move to accountability affects us all, the Abramson Center will be well positioned for success with their acute care referral sources.”
Patients will use Health Harmony daily in order to inform their care team at The Abramson Center on their progress. Health Harmony will be used to conduct health sessions, capture vital signs such as blood pressure, weight and oxygen levels, and other information needed for caregivers to manage care plans, promote medication adherence, and remain on top of patients’ changing health.
“A remote patient monitoring program helps to bridge the gap between the skilled nursing setting and the home, helping our patients to safely transition back home.” said Carol A. Irvine, President and CEO of the Abramson Center for Jewish Life. “Our partnership with Care Innovations opens opportunities for us to differentiate ourselves to both existing and potential patients as well as in the market for our acute care referral sources.”
About the Abramson Center
The Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life, located in Horsham Township, Montgomery County, Pa., is a nonprofit provider of services to seniors that include nursing care, personal care and independent living apartments, post-hospital transitional care, hospice, home care, medical adult day services, dialysis services, counseling and referral, as well as aging research. Visit www.abramsoncenter.org to learn more.
About Intel-GE Care Innovations
Intel-GE Care Innovations, a joint venture between Intel Corporation and GE Healthcare, connects the care continuum to the home and makes it easier for patients, family caregivers, and professional caregivers to interact and achieve better health at home.
Experts in technology and behavior change, Care Innovations identifies the best methods for health care providers and health plans to capture and integrate real-time data from the home into care delivery. The company’s fourth-generation remote care management solution, Health Harmony, delivers insights for timely intervention and superior patient engagement with patients outside the formal care setting. Health Harmony is built with a smart filter and predictive analytics platform that sorts the complex array of aggregated data captured from a wide array of sensors and sources present in the daily lives of consumers. Visit www.careinnovations.com to learn more.