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Emmi Solutions

October 28, 2014 08:00 ET

Centra Chooses Emmi Solutions to Support New Models of Care

Patient Engagement Technology Enables Transition to Value-Based Care

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Oct 28, 2014) - Centra has selected Emmi Solutions, a leader in outcomes-driven patient engagement, to support value-based delivery models and improve population health initiatives. Centra chose Emmi Solutions' interactive multimodal programs and personalized calls to empower patients in their healthcare decisions, improve transitions from hospital to home and support care teams with proactive targeted outreach to at-risk populations.

"Centra Health recognizes that partnerships with our patients is key to better health. Patients who understand their health and care options are able to engage with their health care providers with confidence and desire to participate in the best possible outcome," said Daniel Carey M.D., Chief Medical Officer of Centra. "In order to provide patients with this information, Centra has partnered with Emmi Solutions."

"Fostering effective communication between people and their care team in and outside the hospital is essential for these new models of care to succeed," said Devin Gross, CEO of Emmi Solutions. "Centra understands that people want easily accessible, simplified health information so they can be empowered to make decisions that are right for them."

Centra is a regional nonprofit healthcare system based in Lynchburg, VA, with 4 hospitals, over 300 employed physicians and a medical staff of nearly 600. Centra provides care in 43 locations and offers award winning services, access to advanced technologies and a full complement of specialties. Aligned with their mission to provide optimum care, Centra will utilize Emmi® technology to improve doctor-patient relationships and provide empathetic, understandable and actionable information at times the patient wishes to receive it. Emmi programs utilize simple language and compelling visuals to make sense of complex medical information. The web-based programs can be shared with family and friends, guiding individuals to have meaningful conversations about their treatment wishes with all involved in the process.

To learn more about Emmi Solutions, visit: www.emmisolutions.com/solutions

About Emmi Solutions, LLC
Emmi's proprietary interactive communication methodology delivers actionable health information to patients via multiple modalities -- including computers, mobile phones and tablets -- at key moments across the continuum of care. Emmi's ability to connect with patients in language they understand at a time they are ready to learn and through the devices they already use has been demonstrated to help healthcare providers reduce costs, increase revenue and improve outcomes. The patented platform allows providers to track the delivery and consumption of information to measure the clinical and financial impact of patient engagement and meet regulatory guidelines. The web-based platform requires no installation or maintenance and can be used in stand-alone mode or fully integrated into existing systems. For more information, visit www.emmisolutions.com. Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook.

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