It is during times like this that we must leverage the speed of technology development and support those who are on the front lines with patients -- Munish Khaneja, MD
RESTON, Va. (PRWEB) March 19, 2020
Altruista Health has today deployed an evidence-based COVID-19 assessment to health plan customers to be populated throughout the company's GuidingCare technology platform for care management.
The emergency of COVID-19 has created a healthcare environment most Americans have never seen before and Altruista intends to support the healthcare ecosystem during this critical time.
"It is during times like this that we must leverage the speed of technology development and support those who are on the front lines with patients," said Munish Khaneja, MD, MPH, FACP. Dr. Khaneja is Altruista's chief medical officer and lead for clinical innovation.
The assessment incorporates all recommendations from the CDC and other health agencies. It incorporates both the physical health as related to the pandemic, but also the mental health of patients who are experiencing anxiety.
"Some of these patients are sick, some are worried, but all of them have the same question," Dr. Khaneja said. "Do I have coronavirus?"
The questionnaire will stratify who should be tested based on clear risk factors and symptoms in order to focus on patients who most need help soonest. It has been distributed to all Altruista customers this morning.
About Altruista Health
Altruista Health delivers care management and population health management solutions that support value-based and person-centered care models. Our GuidingCare® technology platform integrates care management, care coordination and quality improvement programs through a suite of sophisticated yet easy-to-use web applications. GuidingCare is the largest and most widely adopted platform of its kind in the United States. Founded in 2007 and headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, Altruista Health has grown into a recognized industry leader, and was named twice as one of the Top Population Health Management Companies to Know by Becker’s Healthcare. Health plans and healthcare providers use GuidingCare to transform their processes, reduce avoidable expenses and improve patient health outcomes.