Orlando, Fla., September 27, 2011 — PatientPoint®, a provider of care coordination
and revenue cycle management solutions, today announced it has been selected by Meadowlands Hospital and Medical
Center (MHMC) to provide care coordination services.
The 230-bed acute care hospital and medical center located in Secaucus, New Jersey,
will leverage PatientPoint's technologies to support its mission to become an accountable care organization
(ACO) built on a fully capitated model. By leveraging PatientPoint's patient engagement platform,
MHMC will be able to align, influence, and analyze patient and physician behavior in real time to
enhance care coordination services for its patients.
“As we embark on this exciting mission to become a capitated ACO, employing technologies that
will support care coordination at numerous touch points is imperative for our success,” said Tom Gregorio,
president and CEO at MHMC. “PatientPoint® was clearly the best company to support us because of its ability
to engage patients at the point-of-care, via the web and through mobile devices while also giving providers
real-time access to patient-specific care alerts.”
Organizations like MHMC can typically provide care management services for up to 20 percent
of their given patient population. However, by using PatientPoint's services, MHMC will likely be able to
reach 60 percent of its patient population, resulting in a higher return on investment.
According to recent Deloitte
studies, key success factors for ACOs that PatientPoint's care coordination services directly address include:
- managing clinical pathway adherence by care teams;
- coordinating care across patient conditions, services and settings over time; and
- managing patient behavior and implementing patient outreach, adherence and self care.
The company's technology platform can be used to connect and engage providers with their patients via
mobile phone, the web or at the point-of-care to support proper care planning and improved adherence to healthcare guidelines.
Data from electronic health records (EHRs), patient self-reported data and other data sources is aggregated to deliver a
comprehensive clinical summary at the point-of-care that reflects the most relevant preventative care messages.
Data from the provider's interaction with the patient along with any patient
self-reported results gathered via self-service is then transmitted to MHMC, ultimately providing messaging support
to providers and patients for post care follow up. As a result, providers can jointly address gaps in care, drive
better patient adherence, enable plan and provider cost savings, minimize adverse events and ED visits, and
streamline the coordination of care.
“This is an extremely important partnership that clearly demonstrates the industry's paradigm
shift from 'fee for service' to 'fee for value' as MHMC works toward becoming an ACO,” said Raj Toleti,
CEO of PatientPoint®. “Beyond arming the provider and health plan with significant insight into each
patient's health, our approach to care coordination further engages patients in managing their health—an
imperative to this model's success.”