Magee Rehabilitation Hospital Partners with Locus Health for Launch of Enhanced Lifetime Remote Care Management Program

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Magee is embracing innovative models to further engage with patients outside the inpatient rehab setting and identify patient needs before they result in readmissions and other inpatient services. Locus Health remote care solutions have reduced patient readmissions by over 40 percent at other hospitals and enhanced patients’ ability to recover at home.

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
“This innovative approach is sure to maximize Magee’s longstanding lifetime follow-up system of care, and we are excited to be implementing this solution with Locus Health,” said Dr. Jack Carroll, President and CEO of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital.

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Charlottesville, VA-based Locus Health, a provider of remote care solutions, to design and implement an innovative program that will enhance the ability of Magee clinical staff to remain connected with patients for their lifetime of follow-up care after an inpatient stay, helping to deliver on the promise of constantly improving patient care. Initially tailored to Magee’s patients with spinal cord injury, the program will allow Magee care coordinators to more easily identify patients at risk of a preventable event like a readmission, and to more easily engage with patients and caregivers on a regular basis, ensuring that patients get the right care and are connected to the appropriate resources at the right time during their recovery.

Magee, recently named a “Best Hospital in Rehabilitation” for 2017-18 by U.S. News & World Report, expects to expand the program to other key patient populations, including those admitted with neurological and stroke-related conditions.

“This innovative approach is sure to maximize Magee’s longstanding lifetime follow-up system of care, and we are excited to be implementing this solution with Locus Health,” said Dr. Jack Carroll, President and CEO of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital. “Staying connected with our patients after their rehab admission is critically important to ensuring they have the necessary resources and support to recover at home. The patients served at Magee remain our patients, and part of our collective family, for their lifetime.”

Working closely with Magee, Locus Health is developing a comprehensive navigation platform that will serve as the standard for the remote care of acute rehabilitation patients. Magee care coordinators will utilize the platform to reach out to patients on a timely basis based on predefined post-acute protocols, identifying any issues that need to be addressed, and optimizing the patients’ chances for a smooth recovery in the post-acute setting. The platform will also give Magee actionable data in real-time to achieve the goal of providing consistent lifelong follow-up care to patients and improving internal processes.

“Our mission is to support providers in delivering the right care to the right patients at the right time,” said Kirby Farrell, CEO at Locus Health. “Our tailored software solutions enable our partners like Magee to track patients through post-acute episodes of care, engage them remotely when appropriate, and channel key information to their care team. Magee is a leader of innovation in the inpatient rehabilitation segment, and we are optimistic that this solution will be widely adopted by other industry leaders like Magee.”

About Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, a founding member of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation’s NeuroRecovery Network, is the Philadelphia region’s original provider of physical and cognitive rehabilitation. The not-for-profit hospital provides nationally-recognized lifetime rehabilitation and wellness programs for individuals with spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, orthopedic joint replacement, amputation, pain management, and work injury. Since 1978, Magee has partnered with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital to form The Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Delaware Valley, one of only 14 federally designated model systems of care in the country. For more information, visit MageeRehab.org.

About Locus Health
Founded in 2013, Locus Health provides tailored solutions that enable healthcare organizations to achieve real results in remote care management. A versatile blend of software, data reporting & analytics and other services, the Locus Health platform tracks patients across the continuum of care, defines care coordination workflows, enables information exchange between clinicians, and helps keep patients involved in their care. The scalable platform helps Locus Health’s customers achieve swift and sizeable gains in clinical, operational, and financial outcomes.

Locus Health’s customers include a number of prominent healthcare organizations, including Rothman Institute, University of Virginia Health System, and UF Health. More information about Locus Health is available at http://www.locushealth.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS
Marissa Montenegro Matteo
Public Relations & Social Media Manager
Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
Phone: 215.587.3363
mmatteo(at)mageerehab.org

Corrinne Geller
Digital Marketing & Communications Specialist
Locus Health
Phone: 585.733.0205
corrinne.giller(at)locushealth.com

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