reduce readmissions

By Jonah Comstock 08:50 am April 16, 2015
In a pilot that included more than 350 chronic heart failure patients, a Philadelphia hospital was able to reduce its 30-day readmissions by 10 percent -- a 40 percent improvement over baseline -- by using email and text message reminders to get patients into follow-up appointments. Dr. Thompson Boyd, physician liaison at Hahnemann Hospital and Richard Imbimbo, the hospital's CFO, spoke at HIMSS...
By Jonah Comstock 11:01 am December 15, 2014
Together Clinic, a Lincoln, Nebraska-based startup that is working on an app for connecting patients and providers, has raised $500,000 in seed funding, 60 percent of which came from local physician investors. The investment will allow the small company to hire a business development staff to accelerate the launch timeline for their app. Together Clinic, founded six months ago by two physicians,...
By Jonah Comstock 12:46 pm August 19, 2013
Futura mHealth, a Philadelphia-based joint venture from Futura Mobility and HGE Healthcare Solutions, a Temple University spin off company, has developed an app the company says can reduce hospital admissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by 38 to 40 percent. A chronic lung condition, COPD manifests itself as occasional attacks of extreme shortness of breath, called...