SOURCE: Consumer Health Connections

Consumer Health Connections

SOURCE: Encore

Encore

August 10, 2016 11:19 ET

Consumer Health Connections and Encore Unlimited Announce Strategic Partnership to Deliver Next Generation Workers' Compensation Telepresence

Partnership Formed to Align Innovative Telehealth Platform With Clinical Staff Expertise Across the Workers' Compensation Spectrum

MILWAUKEE, WI and STEVENS POINT, WI--(Marketwired - August 10, 2016) - Consumer Health Connections (CHC) and Encore Unlimited (Encore) today announce a strategic partnership. CHC is at the forefront of workers' compensation telehealth technology, and Encore is a leader in delivering clinical expertise in both medical and vocational case management. The partnership will combine a market leading telehealth platform with market leading case management expertise. This combination will deliver solutions that meet the next generation of worker's compensation needs in an ever changing healthcare environment.

The strategic partnership focus areas include telepresence triage and telemanagement which will bring an immediate virtual approach to first report of injury completion, triage, and ongoing virtual options to managing the care for injured workers.

CHC's cloud-computing technology is available via any connectable device (i.e. mobile, tablet, laptop). The platform is complete with video and audio communication capacity, endless application potential, and robust reporting capabilities. Encore's clinical staff will utilize the platform to expedite first report of injury completion, assessments, quality medical care, and return to work resulting in a positive financial impact of workers' compensation cases.

Liz Thompson, the CEO of Encore commented, "As we enter a new era of workers' compensation care delivery, companies must collaborate and innovate to solve tough problems for customers. We chose to work with CHC due to the simplicity, yet sophistication of their telehealth platform. Our combined efforts to incorporate immediate telemanagement with first report of injury and continued use within the case management spectrum of services, represents our belief that the future of workers' compensation case management requires a new and innovative operating model. Leveraging technology through real-time visual assessment and real time collaboration will improve the quality of the injured workers' experience and care."

"By combining CHC's unparalleled telehealth platform with Encore's clinical expertise, we are improving injured workers' access to quality care and expediting their return to work," stated Jill Allen, CEO of CHC. "We have defined exciting new opportunities through this partnership to transform workers' compensation and deliver a competitive advantage for our clients."

About CHC Telehealth
CHC offers an innovative telehealth solution driving quality care when and where it is needed. CHC's outcomes based, cloud computing technology saves time and money, increases quality and accuracy, and provides a competitive advantage for clients. The customized telehealth application functions as a virtual care system, complete with video and audio communication capabilities and endless reporting potential. Learn more at www.chctelehealth.com.

About Encore
Encore delivers a clinical staff with professional credentials and licenses, masters prepared vocational counselors and an ergonomic team comprised of occupational therapists and post graduate level ergonomic training. Services offered include medical and vocational case management, telepresence triage and telemanagement, expert witness, legal nurse consulting, life care planning, loss of earning capacity assessment, and ergonomic assessment and consultation. The company also focuses on care quality, return to work program development, and program enhancements. Learn more at www.encoreunlimited.com.

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