SOURCE: Wellframe

Wellframe

SOURCE: ConnectiCare

October 07, 2015 11:00 ET

ConnectiCare Utilizes Mobile-Enabled Platform to Increase the Reach and Impact of Care Management Services

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - October 07, 2015) - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 50% of people say they are not doing the right things to manage conditions like diabetes. ConnectiCare Inc. and Affiliates, a leading Connecticut-based health plan, will utilize Boston-based Wellframe's Intelligent Care Management Platform to empower individuals to take control over their chronic health conditions by delivering a daily, customized care plan directly to members through an application on their mobile phones.

This customized care plan translates complicated medical instructions into an easy-to-follow, daily health checklist, which both the member and the Care Manager use to track progress. In addition, ConnectiCare members will be able to use Wellframe's mobile application to securely message their ConnectiCare Care Manager. By doing this, ConnectiCare will be extending the reach of their Care Management team, while expanding the health management services provided to members.

With other health systems, Wellframe's program has historically engaged more than 80% of its participants, for nine or more months. Additionally, health plan Care Managers using Wellframe, have reported that they are able to reach more patients and have more meaningful interactions.

"ConnectiCare is committed to making it easy for members to get the care they need. In addition to getting care, we want to assist our members in following through on their care plans so they can get or stay well. The Wellframe mobile-enabled technology allows us to interact with our members when and where it's convenient for them. They can check on what they should be doing for the day and send us updates no matter where they are, at home, at work or away on vacation," said David Gordon, ConnectiCare's Senior Vice President, Strategy and Product Innovation.

"We're very excited about the opportunity to work with ConnectiCare," said Jacob Sattelmair, Wellframe CEO. "ConnectiCare is a forward thinking and progressive health plan that really delivers on its commitment to put members first."

"Care Management holds the potential to significantly improve patients' lives," Mr. Sattlemair went on to say. "But with existing tools it has been challenging to scale these programs to all the patients who need them and provide a way that is convenient for patients. ConnectiCare is working to realize the full benefit of Care Management by matching the organization's chronic care programs with the evolving needs and preferences of patients. By implementing a mobile-enabled care management strategy, ConnectiCare's Care Managers are able to reach more patients, more frequently, though a multichannel effort."

In November of this year, ConnectiCare will roll out Wellframe's Intelligent Care Management Platform to members enrolled in the chronic care management program, focusing on coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure and diabetes.

About ConnectiCare

ConnectiCare is the leading health plan in the state of Connecticut. Based in Farmington, Connecticut, ConnectiCare's mission is to make it easy for members to get the care they need. A local company for more than 34 years, ConnectiCare has a full range of products and services for businesses, municipalities, individuals and those who are Medicare-eligible. A subsidiary of EmblemHealth, ConnectiCare leads the individual, Medicare and small group markets in the state, and is ranked among the top 15 percent of commercial health plans in the nation, according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance. For more information, visit connecticare.com. To learn about ConnectiCare's health insurance plans, visit chooseconnecticare.com.

About Wellframe

Wellframe is a Boston-based Health Technology company that delivers a mobile-enabled care management platform. Wellframe partners with leading health plans, providers and other healthcare stakeholders to extend the reach of care management services to support patients toward improved experience, care plan adherence and health outcomes. Wellframe's team is comprised of world-class engineers, data scientists and clinicians focused on reorganizing healthcare resources around needs of patients. For more information on Wellframe, visit http://wellframe.com.

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