New York City-based eCaring, a population health management company, set out with the goal of enabling people to live in their homes longer, better and healthier, CEO Robert Herzog told HHCN. With that goal in mind, eCaring created a mobile app designed to be used by any home care worker, regardless of his or her literacy, mastery of the English language or computer skills, Herzog said. Borrowing from social media, the app, which is installed on a Samsung tablet, uses an icon-based language to track a patient’s activities, such as sleeping or card playing, and a patient’s mental state, such as being confused or happy. There are also icons depicting falls, slurred speech, wandering and other medical issues.Show more
eCaring, is aimed more squarely at home care aides and their agencies. The company’s software allows aides to note a patient’s well-being hour by hour, using colorful icons, such as a toothbrush for recording personal care activities and a happy or sad face for documenting their mental state. It, too, uses the information to predict which patients might be at high risk and send an alert back to a care manager.
“It’s a portrait of what is going on in the home,” said Robert Herzog, CEO and founder of eCaring, a privately held firm that has contracted with home care agencies in New York to use its software programs. “It transforms the home from a black box into a data-rich environment.”
Another firm, eCaring, is aimed more squarely at home care aides and their agencies. The company’s software allows aides to note a patient’s well-being hour by hour, using colorful icons, such as a happy or sad face for documenting their mental state. It, too, uses the information to predict which patients might be at high risk and send an alert back to a care manager.
“It’s a portrait of what is going on in the home,” said Robert Herzog, CEO and founder of eCaring, a privately held firm that contracts with home care agencies in New York to use its software programs. “It transforms the home from a black box into a data-rich environment.”Show more
One of the nation’s leading not-for-profit health insurance providers offers preventative care and medical oversight for at-risk members with chronic diseases. Along with patient education and routine health screenings, this provider offers home health as a service for many of its members. Seeking to enhance its home care services, the provider looked for a system that could enable home health workers to capture previously inaccessible in-home patient data and share it with care managers to coordinate medical treatment and intervention.Show more
VillageCareMAX Health Plan Chooses eCaring to Enhance Patient Care and Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations for Chronically Ill Members throughout New York City
Verizon and Samsung Help Make the Nation’s First and Only Real-Time Home Health Data Monitoring Platform, one of the most powerful new health tech tools aimed at Managed Long-Term Care Coordination
NEW YORK—(February 8, 2016) — VillageCareMAX Health Plans, serving New Yorkers with chronic long-term health care needs, has partnered with eCaring, Inc., to use eCaring’s unique population health management system to enable its members to live longer and better in their homes. eCaring generates comprehensive real-time actionable health data from the home. Village Care is deploying the powerful new health technology system with its home care workers and care managers to its vulnerable high-risk patients, to enable them to live independently at home, keeping them out of the hospital and nursing home.
eCaring‘s platform features easy-to-use, intuitive icon-based data collection software that allows home care workers, regardless of computer skills or language literacy, to track and report previously inaccessible unstructured human touchpoint data, delivering a robust portrait of each patient’s current health status and conditions from their home.Show more
Crain’s New York Business February 9, 2016
VillageCareMAX, the managed long-term care plan run by Village Care, announced a deal with eCaring, whose product is a population health management system. Up to 400 health plan members in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens will receive Samsung tablets preloaded with eCaring software during the next several months. VillageCareMAX plans to use the software to gather data on vital signs, physical and mental states, and adherence to medication.
Home care workers will be able to enter information and communicate with a care manager about how to handle a given situation. The product “gives home care workers, who are on the front line of knowing the most about patients, a genuine, effective voice in care management,” VillageCareMAX Vice President Karl Dehm said in a statement. The technology has also been adopted by Healthfirst’s MLTC plan, Senior Health Partners, as well as local home care agencies and MJHS. In July, the company announced a deal with Verizon to offer patients broadband on their tablets.
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SearchHealthIT recently covered eCaring’s partnership with Bestcare, Inc. and detailed how the teams at BestCare use eCaring to keep the chronically ill safe at home. Bestcare’s Brian A. Schiel, vice president of field operations, and Ilyne Rabinowitz, vice president of clinical services, are interviewed about how eCaring reduces costs and improves the quality of care for their patients. Additionally, Robert Herzog, founder and CEO of eCaring, weighs in on how eCaring reduces the length of hospitalizations and helps the patients who need it most – dual eligibles on Medicare and Medicaid.
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Today, nearly forty million Americans are providing unpaid care of aging, disabled or other people who need assistance. One fourth of these are millennials; half were under the age of 50. These caregivers lose income, take time off without pay, their workplaces suffer through absenteeism and caregivers are stressed by the extra burden and out of pocket expenses incurred.
On the medical front, there are many services designed to help manage care.MyFitnessPal, AliveCor, Withings and CellScope are just a few that can be used via Bluetooth to monitor vital signs. Simple pill reminder apps (Mango Health andPillJogger) remind loved ones to take medication.
New telepresence doctor visits from companies like Heal, Doctor On Demand,MDLive and Bright.md deliver house calls via your mobile phone or computer, eliminating the need for the elderly to travel to a doctor. eCaring and CareZoneboth help caregivers with the complexities of coordinating care management.Show more
Robert Herzog, CEO of eCaring, speaks of the people who attended to his mother and the countless other sick and elderly who utilize home care every year. “While there are many terrific, talented aides, their computer and language skills are often limited.” eCaring was developed to bring a solution to caregivers, patients, family members, and physicians alike with the touch of button.Show more