BOISE, ID and COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwire - Jan 30, 2013) - It's more important than ever before in today's health care environment to get the right health education in front of care coordinators and members when they need it most. Recently, Quantum Health integrated the Healthwise® Care Management Solution into its proprietary technology platform PIVIT™ (Patient Information Virtual Integration Tool), to provide real-time healthcare education.
Two features of the Care Management Solution -- Healthwise® Coach, a health education desktop, and Healthwise® Communicate, a secure member message center -- provide Quantum Health's care coordinators with a single system to prescribe consistent health education to members. In addition, they can prescribe 168 shared-decision aids to help members make preference-sensitive care decisions in partnership with their doctor and care team.
"The future of health care is reaching people when and where they want it -- whether it's through video, mobile, or social media," said Jim Giuffré, Healthwise President and COO. "Together with Quantum Health, we're connecting with people when they're poised to make a decision, so we can greatly improve health outcomes and reduce costs."
Directly from Healthwise Coach, care coordinators can use the e-fulfillment option to easily send follow-up education to members through the Healthwise Communicate message center. This timely delivery means members are more likely to use the health education and take action. Care coordinators can also see the member's engagement, activity, and progress in Healthwise education programs.
"Healthwise has broadened our care coordinators' ability to provide relevant health education materials immediately -- oftentimes while they're still on the phone with the member," said Kara Trott, CEO of Quantum Health. "Intercepting patients prior to a claim is critical to how we help employers reduce unnecessary costs, and Healthwise gives us a great new tool to engage members and influence the trajectory of their healthcare at critical decision points."
Quantum Health is currently building a program on how to use reporting that includes member responses to the shared-decision aids. With this insight into a member's progress and activity, care coordinators can provide tailored follow-up and better guide members' care plans.
Healthwise is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. People have turned to Healthwise information more than a billion times to learn how to do more for themselves, ask for the care they need, and say "no" to the care they don't need. Healthwise partners with hospitals, electronic medical record (EMR) providers, health plans, disease management companies, and health websites to provide up-to-date, evidence-based information to the people they serve. www.healthwise.org, 1.800.706.9646.
About Quantum Health
Founded in Columbus in 1999, Quantum Health is an award-winning care management and health improvement company serving the healthcare needs of more than 330,000 members at nearly 80 self-funded public and private sector organizations including hospital systems, manufacturers, coalitions, school districts, technology, entertainment, and retail companies across the U.S. Through its real-time, "virtual medical home" concept that saves employers 5-8% in healthcare costs without reducing health benefits, Quantum Health Care Coordinators help patients, their families, and their physicians work together to ensure proper care, eliminating redundant, delayed, and questionable care -- literally driving unnecessary medical costs and confusion out of the system. For more information about Quantum Health, visit: www.quantum-health.com.
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