Ease of use, increased efficiency and maximized data accuracy
NEW YORK, NY and DANVILLE, PA, October 13, 2016 — AMC Health, the leading provider of real-time virtual care solutions, and Geisinger Health Plan (GHP) announced today that it launched a portable Kiosk solution for employers, providing a more effective and efficient HIPAA-compliant method of collecting health information.
Supplementing the traditional method of deploying teams of health professionals to various worksites to collect data manually, AMC Health’s Kiosks support a convenient way for the employee to participate in wellness programs, self-manage their health, and provide real-time updates to their care manager. Employees can use these cost-effective and portable Bluetooth-enabled tabletop devices to take biometric measurements at their convenience and receive focused health information in an interactive manner to support their journey to better health.
The Kiosks transmit the data collection into GHP’s system. This is the most significant benefit as GHP is able to leverage technology to assure data accuracy and minimize the personnel needed to manage the process.
“Leveraging this technology allows GHP health and wellness professionals to have access to instantaneous data, enabling more meaningful interventions. It also allows employees to have multiple screenings at their convenience to help them manage their health. During these interactions, focus is on specific health and wellness goals to support improved health outcomes,” said Allison Hess, Director of Health and Wellness at GHP.
“GHP is one of our pioneer collaborators and we continue to co-develop groundbreaking solutions for the populations they serve. We are committed to their expansion into virtual care by leveraging AMC Health’s real-time virtual care platform,” said Nesim Bildirici, Founder and CEO of AMC Health. “Our clinically proven solutions, FDA-cleared platform and end-to-end services enable healthcare organizations to extend delivery of services virtually through a single connection with AMC Health.”
AMC Health has demonstrated, in peer-reviewed clinical studies, that its virtual care solutions have reduced utilization by 23% for patients with heart failure, generating 3.3:1 ROI; helped patients with diabetes significantly reduce their HbA1c levels by as much as 3.3 points within six months; assisted patients with hypertension substantially control and reduce their blood pressure by 21/9 mmHg within six months; and decreased the risk of 30-day readmissions by 44%, generating 6:1 ROI. These results have been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Journal of Managed Care Medicine, Medical Care and Population Health Management.
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About AMC Health
AMC Health is the leading provider of real-time virtual care solutions. For 14 years, AMC Health has led healthcare transformation by enabling healthcare organizations to extend their care virtually. Our clinically proven solutions and FDA-cleared platform connecting to more than 200 devices, apps, and integrations via a single connection combined with our end-to-end services provide healthcare organizations cost-effective population health management. Our published studies demonstrate reduced utilization by 23% for patients with heart failure, generating 3.3: 1 ROI; reduced HbA1c levels for patients with diabetes by as much as 3.3 points within six months; reduced blood pressure by 21/9 mmHg for patients with hypertension within six months; and decreased risk of 30-day readmission by 44%, generating 6:1 ROI. AMC Health’s proven solutions have earned the exclusive endorsement of the American Hospital Association. For more information, visit www.amchealth.com.
About Geisinger Health Plan
Geisinger Health Plan, begun in 1985, is headquartered in Danville, Pennsylvania. Geisinger Health Plan’s HMO, PPO and Geisinger Gold’s HMO are among the highest-rated private and Medicare health plans in the nation.* The plan serves approximately 540,000 members in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maine. Coverage is available for businesses of all sizes, individuals and families, Medicare beneficiaries, Children’s Health Insurance Program and Medical Assistance recipients. For more information, please visit TheHealthPlan.com.
*NCQA’s Private and Medicare Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2015-2016. Geisinger Health Plan’s PPO is listed in NCQA Health Insurance Plan Ratings under Geisinger Quality Options. Geisinger Gold HMO is listed in NCQA Health Insurance Plan Ratings under Geisinger Health Plan.