The 2017 LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo is now underway in beautiful New Orleans, LA at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
Come visit LivWell Health in the Expo at Booth #709.
Meet Len Bargellini our Chief Operating Officer and Chris Stegall our VP Business Development for Senior Living or talk with our partners at the CDW booth to learn more about LivWell Health's platform, our current customer successes and how we can benefit your organization and communities.
Today’s featured guest is Sharie Torres. Sharie is a Registered Nurse from Hawaii and has worked in a large healthcare system there for 20 years. She acts as a Utilization Manager and has witnessed first-hand how technology has helped one of the largest providers in the nation improve their workflow and referral management processes.
As health systems increasingly make the transition from paper-based processes to digitized solutions, they experience common challenges. Today's podcast explores how Sharie and her team have integrated new technology into their workflow. She outlines the challenges and benefits, and offers advice for coordinators who are considering digitizing their paper-based workflows.
What You’ll Learn From This Episode:
- Three things we should know about being a Utilization Manager.
- The role of data and technology in improving care transitions.
- How LivWell Health helped Sharie and her team transition from paper-based processes and workflows to an efficient, digitized referral management solution.
- The role of co-development between Sharie's team and LivWell Health.
- Advice for care coordinators considering integrating technology into their workflows.
Today’s featured guest is Denise Rabidoux, President and CEO of EHM Senior Solutions. EHM Senior Solutions is a not-for-profit organization with a history dating back to 1879. Formerly known as Evangelical Homes of Michigan, EHM operates senior living, Medicare At Home and private-duty LifeChoices Programs.
EHM is one of the industry leaders in the movement of what is called Life Plan Communities, formerly known as Continuing Care Retirement Communities (or CCRCs) without walls. These programs allow healthy active older adults to maintain their independence at home, but also enable them to make arrangements for long-term care in the event of a change in their acuity.
Throughout its long history, EHM has always worked to stay focused on the client and involve them in the organization’s transformation. They’ve made it a priority to listen to the customers' voice above their own, especially during times of strategic planning and discernment.
Denise has led the organization for the majority of its transformation from a focus on skilled nursing centers and nursing homes to what EHM is today. She’s known nationally for her ability to work with a team of employees to transform existing programs and build new ones that focus on technology and innovation and a high-tough approach to the array of services and solutions that EHM Senior Solutions provide. From serving 660 seniors in 2000 to nearly 6,000 seniors each year today, EHM is committed to saving individuals no matter where they are on life’s journey and no matter where they call home.
Kresge Foundation and Village Capital Invests In LivWell Health For Our Work to Address Social Determinants of Health
LivWell Health was one of two digital health startups to receive investments from Village Capital as part of an investment-readiness program run by Village Capital in partnership with The Kresge Foundation. “Certintell and LivWell Health both offer solutions that will help people better manage their care, and ultimately have better health outcomes,” said Kim Dempsey deputy director of The Kresge Foundation’s Social Investment Practice. “Village Capital’s U.S. Health investment readiness program helps fill a gap in the market by connecting emerging health entrepreneurs with access to capital and engaging peer organizations in a collaborative and supportive environment.”
Optimism in Uncertainty: Investing In Value-Based Care Solutions
"While the fate of the GOP efforts remains unclear, value-based care is unlikely to disappear. By 2020, value-based care is estimated to represent 80% of all payments to physicians...(and) forty percent of an individual’s total health outcome is attributed to the so-called 'social determinants of health'...With the rise of value-based care, and spiraling healthcare costs overall, there is a large market opportunity for businesses that are working to address these social determinants of health. Alex Go started LivWell Health, which uses technology to help provider organizations match patients with home and community-based resources, after his mother fell ill. Go encountered firsthand how disparate and difficult it was to navigate the existing resource referral experience for both patients and clinicians."
Are You Engaging Your Staff As A Part Of Your Technology Innovation?
We are honored to serve one of the visionaries in the senior living industry - Sheri Peifer, Senior VP and Chief Strategy Officer of Eskaton Senior Living, discussing Eskaton’s care management program:
“One of our struggles is the ease of the (patient) referral process into our Live Well At Home program. This is really important to us for an integrated staff experience and better client satisfaction,” said Peifer. “Therefore, we selected the LivWell Health platform to help our care coordination staff manage and automate the workflow as a result of referrals from physicians and discharge planners”.
LivWell Health Featured By Health 2.0 As A Part Of Its 2015 Innovating Care Delivery Symposium
LivWell Health was included with other start-up companies as a part of Health 2.0 efforts to accelerate innovation and advance care delivery. To truly drive change in health care, innovation needs to occur at both an operational level as well as in the day-to-day workflow of clinical care. The symposium unites those worlds with classic Health 2.0 demos of the latest technology designed to improve the lives of these key stakeholders, as well as meaningful discussion anchored by case studies of pilots using new technology from forward-thinking institutions like UCSF Health, Mount Sinai, Ascension Health and Advocate Health.
Brookdale Selects iPad Tablets and LivWell Health For Resident Technology Pilot
Brookdale, the leading senior living provider in the nation, partnered with a research team from Case Western to evaluate how quality-of-life may be improved for senior residents with the use of technology. Brookdale selected LivWell Health's system for its flexibility to manage content across multiple devices, transact service requests and capture analytics. The company worked with CDW Healthcare, a national solutions provider of healthcare IT solutions, to select and procure iPads as as part of the pilot.
AARP Selects LivWell Health As A National Finalist For Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch Competition
We were honored to be selected as one of 10 national finalists by AARP as a part of its Health Innovation@50+ competition. The finalists were selected as a part of a business plan competition to identify promising companies helping transform the lives of older adults. LivWell Health was featured on-stage during AARP's national conference held on September 21, 2012 in New Orleans. The awareness generated by the event helped us secure our first technology partner and paying customers!