Ramsey, NJ (PRWEB) July 21, 2014
This agreement will enable the joint development of technology and clinician-led programs to improve the transition of patients from the hospital. It has been recognized that poor transitions of care are often at the root of preventable readmissions leading to higher costs and lowering the quality-of-life for patients. The two organizations will be working together to leverage the clinical expertise of the HackensackUMC team through Mediconnex technology software to improve the care transitions for a broad range of patients.
As part of this collaboration, HackensackUMC and Mediconnex will be conducting - and expect to publish - studies showing the effectiveness of the improved transition program.
Mediconnex, a mHealth SaaS provider solution improves care transitions and reduces preventable readmissions by taking a patient centric approach in managing the discharge process. We have developed an easy to use discharge application that utilizes an alert and reminder system. This will allow clinicians to monitor compliance, including adherence to medications, a key patient safety issue. Our patent pending technology has the ability to help the hospital transform complex clinical data into more meaningful and accessible information for both clinicians and patients. Through our technology we are able to help patients successfully bridge the gap from hospital to home. Evidence shows that strong patient engagement, results in healthier outcomes. The post discharge follow up process is critical to a positive patient experience. Our goals are to provide a more connected care environment extending beyond the boundaries of the hospital as well as to engage the patient in the record keeping process by providing more complete and real time data. To learn more visit us at http://www.mediconnex.com.
Hackensack University Medical Center
HackensackUMC, a nonprofit teaching and research hospital located in Bergen County, NJ, is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state. Founded in 1888 as the county’s first hospital, it is the flagship hospital of Hackensack University Health Network, one of the largest health networks in the state comprised of 1,250 beds, nearly 10,000 employees and 2,700 credentialed physicians. HackensackUMC was listed as the number one hospital in New Jersey in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital rankings for 2014-15. It is one of the top 30 hospitals in the nation by receiving 11 national specialty rankings, including a national ranking for the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Neurology and Neurosurgery in the 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals. The children’s hospital is housed with the Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital in the Sarkis and Siran Gabrellian Women’s and Children’s Pavilion, which was designed with The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center, and was included on the Green Guide’s list of Top 10 Green Hospitals in the U.S. HackensackUMC is among Healthgrades® America’s Best 100 Hospitals in five different areas, is one of Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals™ for eight years in a row, and received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ 12 years in a row. The medical center has also been named a Leapfrog Top Hospital, and received 23 Gold Seals of Approval™ by the Joint Commission – more than any other hospital in the country. It was the first hospital in New Jersey and second in the nation to become a Magnet® recognized hospital for nursing excellence; receiving its fifth consecutive designation in 2014. HackensackUMC is the Hometown Hospital of the New York Giants and the New York Red Bulls and Official Medical Services Provider to The Barclays PGA Golf Tournament and the NY/NJ Super Bowl XLV111 Host Committee. It remains committed to its community through fundraising and community events. To learn more, visit: http://www.HackensackUMC.org.