News | June 12, 2017

Simione Healthcare Consultants And ClinLogica Announce Collaboration To Improve Home Care Quality And Lower Hospitalization Risk Across The Healthcare Continuum

Hamden, CT /PRNewswire/ - Two leading organizations in healthcare consulting and technology have announced a partnership designed to transform quality and lower hospitalization risk along the continuum of care through clinical process integration. Simione Healthcare Consultants and ClinLogica will collaborate to enhance industry performance with ClinLogica Oversight™, an advanced community care coordination platform that integrates clinical processes across the continuum of care and helps home care agencies improve health outcomes through timely care coordination in conjunction with hospitals, physician groups, skilled nursing facilities and other community-based providers.

According to William J. Simione III, Simione's Managing Principal, "Home care providers have long been seeking greater clarity to improve clinical operations and focus on those processes and interventions that will reap the most benefits for patients. Working with ClinLogica's technology experts, Simione will help home health providers define that focus to facilitate better health outcomes, improved value-based scoring and a higher level of overall quality improvement."

ClinLogica CEO & Co-Founder Andrew Braunstein said Simione's expertise and ClinLogica's advanced care coordination platform together represent a "game-changer" in home care clinical operations. "Our customized dashboards for executives and clinicians are designed to engage home care providers with deep underlying analytics – pulling data from across the continuum to present more optimally focused data to transform clinical care. We bring real-time data that is relevant to chronic disease management and value-based criteria to refine approaches to clinical management and guide better decision-making," Braunstein said.

With accountability for outcomes becoming a shared responsibility among participants in health networks, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), payor groups and other collaborative health initiatives, the need for clinical oversight is vital. Renee Picard Walsh, President & Co-Founder at ClinLogica, said that care coordination needs to unite the administrative and clinical teams with more meaningful information for monitoring, reporting and decision-making. "The focus we can provide will help home care providers not only improve clinical operations, but also advance agencies' efforts with referral sources, contracting, quality scoring, fiscal management and compliance. It's big news for patient care, and big news for every home care business," she explained.

For clinical teams seeking greater focus in a sea of healthcare data, the Simione and ClinLogica partnership integrates systems, bringing an exceptional level of detail to the forefront to make a difference in clinical care. Julia Maroney, RN, MHSA, Director of Clinical Operations Consulting at Simione, said, "In the past, we would typically be looking at old data or very broad categories such as all Medicare patients. Providers are asking 'How can we help patients avoid hospitalization, and where is the data to show us the way?' ClinLogica brings a more defined approach based on diagnosis, referral source and other criteria to guide meaningful changes in clinical care management. The technology provides a clearer view on the patient's history, and a clearer path to take for the best outcome."

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About Simione Healthcare Consultants
Founded in 1966, Simione Healthcare Consultants embodies a diverse group of business talent across the U.S. to provide accessible, cost-effective business solutions for the home health and hospice organizations. Key areas of expertise include operations, compliance and risk, finance, sales and marketing, cost reporting, information technology, talent solutions, and mergers and acquisitions. Simione supports performance improvement across the healthcare continuum, engaging agencies, hospitals, health networks for more effective delivery of home health and hospice care. More than 1,500 organizations use Simione's experts and tools to improve quality, reduce costs, and minimize risk to drive business performance. Visit Simione.com

About ClinLogica
Since its inception in 2014, ClinLogica has been improving health outcomes by leveraging its proprietary intelligent clinical analytic platform to provide smarter care coordination. Pulling data from existing EMRs and other data sources, ClinLogica drives real-time clinical workflow for quality control, clinical operation management, and identification of gaps in care. ClinLogica identifies high-risk populations, actively monitors them and delivers individualized care plans for patients and population oversight for executives. ClinLogica's software is cloud-based and designed for scalability. Visit ClinLogica.com.

SOURCE: Simione Healthcare Consultants

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