Community Wellness, a leading national provider of Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) services, announced a new partnership with the shared services division of the Kentucky Hospital Association’s KHA Solutions Group (KHASG).
Through this new partnership, KHA and Community Wellness will work together to identify providers that can benefit from their turnkey, value-based care and reimbursement program. By partnering with Community Wellness, Kentucky providers will have the opportunity to transition care into the home and further improve care coordination by monitoring patients’ vitals in real-time on a daily basis. When a patient’s reading falls outside a “safe” parameter, they are notified, along with their physician, so steps can be taken to avoid a negative event – such as a hospital readmission.
Community Wellness delivers a full-service RPM solution to clinics and hospitals, thus relieving the clinic’s workload while delivering valuable support; increased revenues; improved patient care and outcomes; and other metrics for patient engagement and satisfaction.
“We are delighted to announce a new resource to improve the health status of patients and reduce their overall cost of care,” said Nancy Galvagni, KHA president. “COVID-19 has been financially challenging to providers and it has been equally harmful to patients as many have avoided seeking medical care, thus exacerbating their chronic disease. Remote patient monitoring gives providers many options to care for their patient between visits and ways to help them manage their disease – whether it be diabetes, hypertension, COPD, or other chronic conditions.”
Community Wellness’ RPM solutions are based on the belief that proactive patient engagement is the key to achieving better outcomes. However, asking overburdened physicians and their staffs to implement a care management and coordination program is impractical. With RPM, the physician remains the caregiver and the patient’s physiological data informs the decision. When a physician receives a notification that a patient’s readings have fallen outside the pre-established frame, the practice steps in to manage the patient’s health.
One of Community Wellness’ differentiators is that all device management is handled by the company, including the cost of devices and fulfillment to the patient, without need for physician office or hospital involvement. In addition to their state-of-the-art, FDA-approved technology, Community Wellness matches certified health coaches with Medicare Part B patients and together they focus on improving the patients’ health and medication adherence, all of which improve patient satisfaction and engagement with their physician or hospitalist.
“We are pleased to announce our partnership with the Kentucky Hospital Association and look forward to delivering critical preventative healthcare technology and services to its member organizations in the time of COVID and beyond,” said Community Wellness Chief Executive Officer, Zoe Fields.
“The coronavirus has changed the way we deliver healthcare. Patients expect more flexibility and convenience and, as a result, providers are looking for solutions to expand virtual care that will improve patient outcomes. Our post-pandemic future will rely more heavily on telehealth, including remote patient monitoring, that will help providers engage with patients outside the doctor’s office or hospital to improve the patient’s health,” said Pam Kirchem, Director of Hospital Services for the Kentucky Hospital Association.
About Community Wellness
Community Wellness is the nation’s foremost innovator of evidence-based, high-touch, technology-enabled remote patient monitoring solutions. Community Wellness uses FDA-approved devices, certified health coaches, medical science, best-in-class informatics, and online communities to deliver improved outcomes, access, satisfaction, compliance, and lower costs to patients, physicians, clinics, hospitals, and health plans.
About The Kentucky Hospital Association
KHA was established in 1929. The Association represents hospitals, related health care organizations and integrated health care systems dedicated to sustaining and improving the health status of the citizens of Kentucky. The Association is headquartered in Louisville.