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Chenoa Information Services – Press Release
Telemedicine Home Monitoring Solution Drastically Reduces CHF/COPD Patient Re-admissions
HIMSS18 – BOOTH 11932
Cincinnati, Ohio/Berkeley Heights, NJ - CHI Health at Home, one of the largest healthcare systems in the country, is piloting a comprehensive remote monitoring platform (HomecareVitals) designed and developed by Chenoa Information Services to reduce patient readmissions. Based on the results, CHI Health at Home is preparing plans to implement HomeCareVitals system wide to support its mission in delivering quality, compassionate care to every patient they serve.
The pilot was implemented with a control group of Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) and COPD patients that had an average readmit rate of 35%. Within two months of deploying HomecareVitals the control groups readmit rate was only 3.8%.
HomecareVitals is an elegant telehealth remote monitoring app that allows the patient to ‘bring their own device’ eliminating the need for expensive and administratively burdensome hospital owned tablets. Patients are provided a complete kit with the necessary devices for blood pressure, pulse oximeter and temperature.
All data captured is automatically and securely transmitted back to the CHI Health at Home's clinical team, allowing for real-time interventions for high-risk patients. During the pilot there were multiple instances of patients being readmitted due to the intervention of the CHI clinical team. Here are just some of the patient testimonials from the pilot:
“ I am a 96 year-old World War II veteran with a history of heart disease. We recently had a reunion of my World War II buddies in Atlanta that I was very much looking forward to attending. My physician thought my health was not stable enough to make the trip and only gave the green light after I promised to enter my data in HomecareVitals. Thanks to HomecareVitals I was able to make the trip safely and my caregivers back home could keep track of my health even when I was away.”
“I was so looking forward to spending Christmas at home with my family without getting re-admitted to the hospital. I am so grateful to HomecareVitals and the tele-health nurses at American Mercy for keeping me from getting re-admitted during the holidays.”
“I have been to the hospital every 5 days for the past 6 months. But after starting to use HomecareVitals my nurses monitor my condition and I have not gone to the hospital for over 3 weeks now.”
“Timely intervention by the nurses at American Mercy from my data they receive from HomecareVitals have saved me multiple times from getting re-admitted. Thank you.”
- Frank R.
About CHI Health at Home
CHI Health at Home, based in Milford, OH, provides high quality and comprehensive home-based services to the communities we serve nationwide. By offering five unique services; home care and supplemental staffing, hospice, home respiratory care, home infusion therapy, and medical transportation, each service line works together to form one continuous approach to health and wellness. With over 50 locations throughout eight states, CHI Health at Home services is the national home health provider for Catholic Health Initiatives and is committed to providing comprehensive, affordable care for every patient we serve. Learn more at www.chihealthathome.com.
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a nonprofit, faith-based health system formed in 1996 through the consolidation of four Catholic health systems, expresses its mission each day by creating and nurturing healthy communities in the hundreds of sites across the nation where we provide care. One of the nation's largest nonprofit health systems, Englewood, Colo.-based CHI operates in 17 states and comprises 100 hospitals, including three academic health centers and major teaching hospitals as well as 30 critical-access facilities; community health-services organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home-health agencies; living communities; and other facilities and services that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care. In fiscal year 2017, CHI provided more than $1.2 billion in financial assistance and community benefit for programs and services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. Financial assistance and community benefit totaled approximately $2.1 billion with the inclusion of the unpaid costs of Medicare. The health system, which generated operating revenues of $15.5 billion in fiscal year 2017, has total assets of approximately $22 billion.
About Chenoa Information Services
Chenoa Information Services is a New Jersey based Global information technology solutions company with point solutions across the healthcare spectrum. Chenoa recently launched a new Virtual Health Platform – Axelia Health. Our platform empowers provider organizations with tools that drive revenue creation through workflow optimization and enhancement of the patient experience. Axelia Health’s suite is built upon three (3) founding pillars: Drive Provider Revenue, Elevate Quality of Care, & Enhance Patient Engagement. Our platform is comprised of tools to better monetize every patient encounter, as well as expand the number of reimbursable touch-points with patients.
The suite includes fully-integrated tools for in-person and virtual patient registration designed to dramatically decrease claim rejections; rules-based digital intake documentation designed to create provider and staff efficiency; an extremely user-friendly telemedicine solution that allows for insurance-based virtual visits; telemedicine-enabled remote patient monitoring with a customizable rules-engine to accurately aggregate data and alert providers to virtually intervene; and an interoperability platform that allows Axelia Health to fully integrate with your existing software. The backbone of our platform is a structured database that interfaces with our interoperability tool. Axelia’s interoperability tool integrates with a large number of industry-leading EMRs, allowing us to improve your existing workflow by layering over your current platform.
Chenoa Information Services and Axelia Health will be exhibiting at HIMSS18 – BOOTH 11932
To learn more about HomecareVitals, Axelia Health or Chenoa Information Services, please visit www.chenoainc.com or call Mike Fortino, VP Business Development at 732.616.2803
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Axelia Health – A Telemedicine enabled remote patient monitoring platform reduces readmit rate from 35% to 3.8% for Catholic Health Initaive CHF/COPD patients in < 60 days.
Participate in a Live System Demonstration Hosted by Dr. Nirman Tulsyan. Co-Founder of Axelia Health, Board Certified in Surgery and Vascular Surgery. His credentials include an M.D. from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and completed specialty training at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
Live Demonstrations – BOOTH 11932 Chenoa Information Services - Axelia Health
March 6th, 11:30 AM
March 7th, 10:30 AM
Witness live system demonstrations of Axelia Health, a provider focused platfrom that will Drive Revenue Growth, Grow Patient Encounters and Close Gaps in Care.
Some of the features of Axelia Health demonstrated:•Telemedicine solution to fully capture every element of the patient encounter…in the cloud •Know who you are treating with biometric scanning for identity verification •Realtime insurance eligibility and benefits verification with insurance-based, telemedicine visit-type cost estimation •Ability to capture patient payments at time of encounter, using credit card OCR capability •Rules-based, customized digital intake document completion that fully integrates with and populates your EMR •Virtual waiting room with rules-engine to optimize patient triage
BOOTH 11932 - Chenoa Information Services - Axelia Health
March 6th, 3:30 PM
March 7th, 3:30 PM
Hosted by Dr. Nirman Tulsyan, Co-Founder Axelia Health, Board Certified in Surgery and Vascular Surgery. His credentials include an M.D. from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and completion of specialty training at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
Contact Mike Fortino at 732.616.2803 for more information