Company Collaborates to Set Path for Evaluating and Operationalizing Innovation Projects
ROSEVILLE, Calif., April 28, 2015 – Intel-GE Care Innovations™, a joint venture between Intel Corporation and GE Healthcare, today announced an expanded relationship with the Center for Telehealth at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) to establish an Innovation Living Lab that will create and evaluate new models of care using remote care management technology and approaches to patient behavior change that will facilitate improvements in health outcomes. On Feb. 24, UMMC announced its plans for the Center for Telehealth to move to the new Venyu Technology Center in 2016 where this Innovation Living Lab will be housed. The goal of the Lab is to build a series of Innovation Projects and operationalize those that most effectively connect the care continuum to the home, beyond the walls of a hospital.
Care Innovations’ expanded work with UMMC also aims to develop a Training and Education Center for care providers (including formal caregivers, family caregivers and other staff). The Center will have both a physical location and a virtual hub for distance learning and remote access.
“In the traditional health-care setting, the patient’s condition and activity in the home is rarely accessible to clinicians,” said Dr. Kristi Henderson, Chief Telehealth and Innovation Officer at UMMC. “What we’re trying to do here is explore various approaches and locations for care delivery, and a key piece of that is extending care into the home. Our work with Care Innovations has already demonstrated the value of care and data collection in the home, and we’re excited to build upon our successes.”
“Both UMMC and Care Innovations envision the home as a central location for care delivery now and in the future, and we want to lead the way in demonstrating and validating how that can happen,” said Sean Slovenski, Chief Executive Officer at Care Innovations. “Working with UMMC, a leading academic institution paving the way for telehealth in Mississippi, is an honor.”
Care Innovations already has been working with UMMC on a population health model – the Diabetes Telehealth Network – which leverages telehealth technology delivered over high-speed mobile broadband connections and is designed to improve the health of participants while also reducing the total cost of care.
About Intel-GE Care Innovations
Intel-GE Care Innovations, a joint venture between Intel Corporation and GE Healthcare, connects the care continuum to the home and makes it easier for patients, family caregivers, and professional caregivers to interact and achieve better health at home.
Experts in technology and behavior change, Care Innovations identifies the best methods for health care providers and health plans to capture and integrate real-time data from the home into care delivery. The company’s fourth-generation remote care management solution, Health Harmony, delivers insights for timely intervention and superior patient engagement with patients outside the formal care setting. Health Harmony is built with a smart filter and predictive analytics platform that sorts the complex array of aggregated data captured from a wide array of sensors and sources present in the daily lives of consumers. Visit www.careinnovations.com to learn more.
About the University of Mississippi Medical Center
Located in Jackson, UMMC is Mississippi’s only academic medical center and encompasses six health science schools, including medicine, nursing, health related professions, dentistry, pharmacy and graduate studies. The Medical Center’s health-care enterprise includes the state’s only level one trauma center and its only children’s hospital. UMMC’s education, research and health-care missions share the objectives of improving the health of the state’s population and eliminating health disparities. For more information, visit http://www.umc.edu and umc.edu/news_and_publications.
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