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Jewish Home Lifecare Partners with eCaring to Demonstrate Effectiveness of Home Care Management System for Elderly Home Care Patients

User Category: BlogOn: June 24, 2013

Jewish Home Lifecare and Senior Health Partners leveraging in-home health data and web-based care management tools for innovative, new initiative complementing telehealth with the help of eCaring

eCaring, the nation’s most extensive in-home real time health care data company, announced today that it has been selected as a strategic partner by Jewish Home Lifecare to enhance the organization’s managed care, telehealth and home health care services. The program is a collaboration between  Jewish Home Lifecare’s licensed home care service agency, Home Assistance Personnel Inc. (HAPI) and Senior Health Partners, a managed long term care plan (MLTC). Jewish Home Lifecare serves over two thousand patients in the city’s five boroughs and is actively expanding to Long Island and Westchester. Senior Health Partners provides services to over five thousand members in the New York metropolitan area. “Jewish Home Lifecare has long been an innovator in using technology to improve patient care,” said Bridget Gallagher, Senior Vice President of Community Services at Jewish Home Lifecare. “We are very enthusiastic about the potential of eCaring to us improve care quality, as well as help us make the in-home aide a major player in the care team.” By capturing real-time information about a patient’s care, activities and clinical data from the home, eCaring will improve care coordination efforts between Jewish Home Lifecare and Senior Health Partners in order to avoid costly, serious events such as emergency room visits and hospitalizations. eCaring will also help the organization increase in-home caregiver engagement, resulting in greater employee satisfaction and retention. To begin, the program will run with 30 elderly patients receiving home health aide service—a population that eCaring has demonstrated remarkable effectiveness with in prior trials. During a 90-day trial with Morningside Long Term Home Health Care in the Bronx, NY, eCaring prevented ER visits, hospitalizations, doctor visits and unplanned nurse visits, saving an average of $2,500 per patient, per month. "For managed care organizations, such as Managed Long Term Care Plans, Accountable Care Organizations and Medical Homes, getting actionable real time health care data from the home is essential to contain costs while enhancing care quality for better outcomes," said Robert M. Herzog, CEO of eCaring.  "We're proud to be working with farsighted organizations such as Jewish Home Lifecare and Senior Health Partners that understand and are addressing the changing demands of our health care environment." In addition to partnering with Jewish Home Lifecare, eCaring has ongoing trials with Morningside Long Term Home Health Care, Maimonides Hospital, and Beth Israel Medical Center to reduce preventable readmissions through timely access to clinical, behavioral and medication adherence data from a patient’s home. About eCaring eCaring is a privately held, New York-based technology company that uniquely integrates behavioral and clinical data to provide a real-time, round-the-clock home health care management and monitoring system for seniors and people with chronic conditions. The unique web-based platform allows hospitals, family caregivers and care providers to spot changes in a patient’s normal patterns, receive alerts when intervention is required to keep small problems in the home from becoming big ones in the hospital, and improve information sharing among all health care providers. About Jewish Home Lifecare Jewish Home Lifecare has been meeting the needs of New York’s elders for over 165 years. It provides a network of care that includes long term skilled nursing, short term rehabilitation, Alzheimer’s/Dementia special care communities, respite care, senior housing and community programs, such as home care and adult day care along with many other specialized services. Jewish Home Lifecare has campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Sarah Neuman Center in Westchester. It also serves clients where they live using innovative technology such as the award winning HealthMonitor® monitoring program. Best practice programs are offered in fall management, wound care, pain management, mental health and wellness.