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Reception: 5:30 - 6:00 PM followed by PHIT Circle Meeting
Philadelphia Startups Improving Transitions in Care
Date: Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: IBC Center for Healthcare Innovation, 1700 Market St, Philadelphia
Two of the strengths of this region when it comes to healthcare innovation are 1) we have some of the biggest problems when it comes to cost and quality of care, and 2) we are developing some of the best solutions to address those needs. One problem area that gets a lot of attention is the ‘hand off’ process around responsibility of care when a patient moves post-event from an acute (hospital) setting back to an ambulatory or home environment. These transitions are extremely complex, from both a clinical and social perspective, and a lot can go wrong that results in poor outcomes and expensive readmissions. As we have discussed in the past couple of PHIT Circle meetings, data movement and analysis plays a critical role in assuring that information ends up where it’s needed and that the best decisions can be made.
At our next meeting, we highlight 2 successful emerging companies from our region who have leveraged data to develop solutions to the problem of care transitions and outcomes:
GSI Health integrates care coordination and rich analytics, helping providers collaborate and address care gaps for entire populations. GSI’s Founder and CEO, Leroy Jones, will talk about how their solution helps identify high risk individuals post-discharge, and then leverages connectivity and easy exchange of health data to ensure that resources can be most efficiently deployed to prevent readmissions. PHIT Circle sponsor Rittenhouse Ventures is an investor in GSI Health.
RightCare Solutions has a proprietary algorithm and database that advises providers on the best post-discharge options for a patient at admission to the hospital. The system then offers coordination with post-discharge providers so that continuity of care is improved, leading to improved outcomes. RightCare was recently acquired by NaviHealth, a division of Cardinal Health, and a member of the management team will talk about their history and impact on the problem.
The discussion will be moderated by Ann Marks, who is Director of Care Coordination for the Delaware Valley ACO and a national speaker on care transitions.
Please join us as we hear from these two regional success stories and explore this topic.
We hope to see you there!
PHIT Circle Team
About the PHIT CircleThe Philadelphia Health IT Circle is a non-profit, grass roots organization of dedicated individuals from a variety of stakeholders who share a common goal of fostering a health care innovation ecosystem. PHIT Circle hosts quarterly events that are free to attendees, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors.