Faces of Geneia: Kevin Schwartz
Kevin and his team are committed to streamlined, effective client implementations and ongoing support.
February 14, 2018
Fred Rahmanian, Chief Technology Officer
Health plans are increasingly choosing to integrate remote patient monitoring into existing care management programs for chronically-ill patients. That’s because there’s a growing body of clinical research showing it works to improve outcomes and decrease unnecessary costs.
At Geneia, we validated these results for one of our health plan clients, and demonstrated improved outcomes and a 50 percent reduction in medical spend for members with a heart failure diagnosis. Specifically, the Geneia @HomeSM program:
Given the investment health plans are making to create effective remote patient monitoring programs that replicate Geneia’s success in improving outcomes, member health and cost, it is critical to identify members best suited to this kind of care management intervention. Based on our experience working with health plans to implement and manage remote patient monitoring programs, we created a list of best practices for selecting the subset of chronically-ill members most likely to participate in and benefit from a program.
Undoubtedly, the clinical assessment of members is vital, but increasingly so is the use of predictive analytics. At Geneia, we recommend using predictive analytics to not only select the base cohort but also to narrow the list to the most suitable members and to determine the most effective path for outreach to the identified members.
To read our full list, I encourage you to download our best practices today.
At Geneia, we know that much remains to be done if we’re going to reverse widespread physician dissatisfaction.