SOURCE: Emmi Solutions, LLC

Emmi Solutions, LLC

June 25, 2015 09:00 ET

Emmi Solutions to Present Research on Care Transitions at the 23rd Annual Health Forum and the American Hospital Association Leadership Summit

Insights on Improving Post Discharge Monitoring and Communications With Individuals With Behavioral Health Diagnosis

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - June 25, 2015) - Emmi Solutions, the leader in outcomes-driven patient engagement, has been invited to present an Educational Poster at the 23rd Annual Health Forum and the American Hospital Association Leadership Summit taking place on July 23 - 25, 2015 in San Francisco, California. This is the fifth year that Emmi has presented at the conference and the poster will be presented by Regional Vice President Cathryn Crookston, RN. Senior executives from the nation's leading hospitals and health systems will attend the event to discuss critical issues facing their organizations and to find the solutions they need to better serve their patients and communities while improving financial and operational goals.

Emmi Solutions' poster will be in the topic area of 'Leveraging Technology and Data Analytics in an Integrated System of Care' and highlight work done with Houston Methodist to improve transitions of care from hospital-to-home for individuals with a behavioral health diagnosis. Through the use of an interactive voice response (IVR)-based solution deployed as a series of automated phone calls, Houston Methodist was able to deliver information that supported patient self-management and gather data on medication use and mood to proactively identify individuals who were at risk for readmission. The calls were designed to be a cost-effective and scalable method for enabling essential communication between the doctor, patient, and the patient's circle of care while also tracking recovery.

"In 2011, inefficient transitions of care yielded $25 to $45 billion in wasteful expenditures through preventable hospital readmissions and complications while another study found that patients admitted with a secondary diagnosis of a major mental health condition or known substance abuse issue were 83% more likely to be readmitted," said Geri Lynn Baumblatt, Executive Director of Patient Engagement for Emmi Solutions. "Our poster will examine this issue and discuss the impact when patients are engaged with solutions that help both them and their doctors manage their conditions."

Emmi® interactive multimedia programs and call campaigns enhance doctor-patient relationships by providing understandable and actionable information at times a person wishes to receive it. To learn more about how Emmi supports care transitions, download our Ebook available here.

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Emmi programs and call campaigns deliver 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. Their technology 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 Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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