Patient Readiness Institute, Inc. Launches New Managed Service Approach to Anemia

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Patient Readiness Institute, Inc. (PRI), a Minnesota-based startup company, is decreasing the need for blood transfusions and improving patient care with MyBloodHealth™, a completely outsourced approach to managing blood use and anemia that does not require capital expense or added clinic labor.

Using a proprietary web-based platform, MyBloodHealth™ captures and analyzes comprehensive data to develop patient-specific treatment plans that result in safe, effective solutions for patients and health care providers in chronic and elective surgery environments.

MyBloodHealth’s™ convenient, managed service approach addresses the overuse of blood products in elective surgery reducing operating costs, lowering readmission rates and providing improved revenue opportunities for hospitals. In fact, a two-year study at major Twin Cities hospital system resulted in hospital service lines reducing the use of blood products as much as 80% that resulted in millions of dollars in savings.

“MyBloodHealth™ is a safe and effective way to shift blood management from a transaction to patient-centered approach meeting Triple Aim challenges,” says founder Dr. Kathrine Frey. “And the idea of offering a virtual clinic methodology for referring physicians to have an e-visit approach to anemia care is distinctive.”

Unnecessary use of blood products and undertreated anemia are common problems in millions of people in the US, including 3.2 million elective high blood loss surgery patients as well as over 10 million chronic disease patients. Identifying and treating anemia proactively improves patient blood and overall health and can reduce rates of unnecessary blood transfusion, anemia-related complications and avoidable medical care, such as dialysis and hospitalization.

Initially focused on patients undergoing elective high blood loss surgery, MyBloodHealth™ is currently expanding to those suffering from chronic anemia and conditions such as woman’s health, heart failure, chronic kidney, inflammatory bowel, and post bariatric surgery.

To date, MyBloodHealth™ has been self-funded but anticipates more capital to be raised as the service increases scope.

About MyBloodHealth™
Founded by Dr. Kathrine Frey, a nationally recognized expert on blood management and patient safety, MyBloodHealth is a solution offered by the Patient Readiness Institute (PRI.) The mission of PRI is to un-complicate patient-specific anemia analysis enabling better patient outcomes and lower costs.

For more information visit or email MWalinske(at)gmail(dot)com.

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