Munson Home Health Care Reduce Hospital Readmissions by 64%
PLANO, TEXAS—December 18, 2018—Vivify Health, the developer of innovative virtual solutions for holistic patient care and engagement, is pleased to announce today that it has partnered with Munson Healthcare Home Health, successfully implementing Vivify’s best-in-class remote patient monitoring technology. As a result of this roll-out, Munson has already reported significant improvements, reducing readmissions from 12.8% to 4.5% in just 30 days for patients with COPD and CHF as primary diagnoses – a reduction of 64%. Other improvements during a 30-day timeframe include:
- Reducing their post 30-day readmission rate from 11.8% to 3%
- Achieving a 0% readmission rate for coronary artery bypass surgery patients
- Achieving better than 95% patient satisfaction
“The gains we’ve seen in just one month of implementation of Vivify Health’s remote patient monitoring technology are extremely impressive,” said Lisa White MHA, MSN, RN, Director of Home Care, Hospice and Palliative Care at Munson Healthcare Home Health. “The technology is helping our patients to be healthier and happier in their homes and aiding our care professionals to drive quality patient outcomes.”
Following this successful roll-out, Munson is expanding its remote patient monitoring program by doubling the number of kits from Vivify Health. Munson recently worked with Vivify Health to create a video to further tell the story of how the remote patient monitoring program is impacting patient lives. View that video here.
“It is exciting to partner with organizations like Munson Home Health, whose mission aligns so closely with ours, namely allowing people to be healthier, more engaged and ultimately have better quality of life in their homes, rather than in hospitals or skilled nursing facilities,” said Eric Rock, CEO of Vivify Health. “The initial numbers from Munson are truly satisfying and I look forward to seeing how many more patients can be positively impacted by the Munson team as they expand their remote monitoring program with us.”
Munson Healthcare Home Health is part of Munson Healthcare, northern Michigan’s largest and leading health care system. Based in Traverse City, Mich., the system includes nine award-winning community hospitals, and related organizations serve people in 30 counties. Munson Home Health serves 23 of those counties.
About Munson Healthcare
Based in Traverse City, Mich., Munson’s team of healthcare experts, nine award-winning community hospitals, and related organizations serve people in 30 counties. Most of the region’s 540,000 residents can receive comprehensive quality care in or near their local community with access to sophisticated diagnostic technology such as 3D tomography, advanced cancer and heart treatments, and the latest robotic technology, stereotactic radiosurgery, and non-invasive surgical procedures. Patients in northern Michigan also benefit from Munson Healthcare’s collaborative partnerships with major health care systems, including Mayo Clinic, Michigan Medicine, Spectrum Health, and Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. For more information, call Munson Healthcare Home Health at 1-800-252-2065 or visit munsonhomehealth.org.
About Vivify Health
Vivify Health is the innovative leader in connected healthcare delivery solutions. The company’s mobile, cloud-based platform powers holistic remote care management through personalized care plans, biometric data monitoring, multi-channel patient education and functionality configured to each patient’s unique needs. Vivify Health serves the nation’s largest and most progressive health systems, healthcare organizations and employers—empowering clinicians to proactively manage the complexities of remote care and catalyzing employee health and productivity with a single-platform solution for all device and digital health data. The comprehensive, content-rich platform and turnkey workflow services enable providers to intuitively scale and maximize value across populations. For more information about Vivify Health, visit www.vivifyhealth.com. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn. Visit our Company Blog to access case studies, thought leadership and news.
SOURCE: Vivify Health