|By Business Wire||
|April 17, 2014 07:00 AM EDT||
iGetBetter, a supplier of post-acute care transition solutions designed to help reduce hospital readmissions, and the Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA), the primary representative of the hospital community in the commonwealth, announced today that iGetBetter will join MHA and contribute to efforts now underway by Massachusetts hospitals to improve post-discharge care transition and reduce hospital readmissions.
“MHA offers hospitals and other care providers an effective organizational framework within which to address and lead in the transformation of the healthcare system,” said Win Burke, iGetBetter’s CEO. “iGetBetter is very pleased to become an MHA member, pending final approval by the MHA Board, and have the opportunity to join an organization that is on the leading edge of shaping the future of our state’s impressive healthcare system.”
Using iGetBetter’s robust solution with a clinician-friendly interface, providers can create standardized post-acute care plans assigned to patients individually and easily customized to meet the specific needs of the clinician and patient. The patient follows online care guidelines and is able to provide feedback by answering questions and, in many cases, automatically providing biometric data. Clinicians can monitor the progress of patients and intervene when necessary before hospital readmission occurs.
iGetBetter has been conducting pilots in Boston-area hospitals with congestive heart failure (CHF) patients to assess the feasibility of using its solution to promote patient engagement in their own care, with the objective of reducing readmissions. The results have been very encouraging, and a major hospital network in the Boston area has submitted its completed study of the iGetBetter solution for publication in a medical journal as well as in two national symposia. iGetBetter is exploring additional pilots for post-acute care transition for patients with other conditions, including COPD, joint replacement and organ transplant.
About the Massachusetts Hospital Association
The Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA) is a voluntary, not-for-profit organization comprised of hospitals and health systems, related organizations, and other members with a common interest in promoting the good health of the people of the commonwealth. Through leadership in public advocacy, education, and information, MHA represents and advocates for the collective interests of its members and supports their efforts to provide high quality, cost effective and accessible care. For more information about MHA, please visit www.mhalink.org.
Established in 2013, iGetBetter, Inc. develops, markets and services a Web-based care transition solution designed to help healthcare organizations reduce readmissions by remotely engaging patients in their treatments and recovery as they transition from hospital to home. Based in Waltham, Massachusetts, the iGetBetter’s team of clinicians, technologists and health organization experts is currently conducting CHF pilots in a few Massachusetts hospitals, and is actively seeking additional pilot opportunities for post-acute care transition for patients with other conditions, including COPD, joint replacement and organ transplant. For more information, please visit www.igetbetter.com or contact [email protected].