HealtHIE Nevada, Nevada Hospital Association and Collective Medical Announce Collaboration to Reduce Avoidable Readmissions

Collaboration to focus on fostering coordinated care management to
address rising state readmission rates and further support the needs of
vulnerable patients

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/HIE?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#HIElt;/agt;–HealtHIE
Nevada
today announced a collaboration with the Nevada
Hospital Association
(NHA) and Collective
Medical
, the nation’s most effective network for care collaboration.
Focused on reducing avoidable hospital readmissions, the effort combines
the depth of HealtHIE Nevada’s data with Collective’s nationwide
network, clinical interoperability functionality, and user generated
content and insights, to arm the NHA member hospitals to better identify
and support vulnerable patients at risk for readmission.

In
2018
, Nevada had the second highest readmission rate in the
country—15.6 percent of Medicare enrollees over the age of 65 were
readmitted 30 days after hospital discharge. Together, HealtHIE Nevada
and Collective will empower the NHA members to collaborate with diverse
care teams to support vulnerable patients and reduce avoidable hospital
readmissions.

HealtHIE Nevada, the state’s only health information exchange, is
connected to most of Nevada’s hospitals and is rapidly growing its
network of additional providers. HealtHIE Nevada is committed to
providing real-time, secure, and accurate exchange of clinical
information to improve the value and quality of patient centered care.

“HealtHIE Nevada is excited to collaborate with the NHA and Collective
on this initiative,” says Michael Gagnon, Executive Director of HealtHIE
Nevada. “Collective has proven its value through partnerships with other
state HIEs by providing valuable and actionable insights at the point of
care. We look forward to working with Collective to empower Nevada
providers to deliver the best possible patient care.”

Collective’s real-time, risk adjusted event notification and care
collaboration platform serves all points of care across emergent,
inpatient, post-acute, mental and behavioral, and ambulatory settings,
as well as stakeholders in ACOs and health plans. Collective’s
technology has been proven to significantly reduce hospital readmissions.

According to an article published by Healthcare
IT News
, Legacy Salmon Creek in Vancouver, Washington, reduced its
all-cause 30-day readmission rate by 24.9 percent and overall ED visit
rate by identified high utilizers by 81 percent with the Collective
Platform.

“We’re grateful to get to work with HealtHIE Nevada and the NHA to
demonstrate how care coordination can meaningfully impact avoidable
hospital readmissions,” says Chris Klomp, CEO of Collective Medical.
“Together, we’re advancing interoperability to the next level to enable
true clinical collaboration at scale.”

HealtHIE Nevada and Collective Medical plan to begin offering their
combined services by the fall of 2019. Learn more about Collective’s
impact at www.collectivemedical.com.

ABOUT HEALTHIE NEVADA

HealtHIE Nevada is a private, nonprofit, community-based HIE dedicated
to connecting healthcare organizations by managing real time, secure,
and accurate exchange of clinical information. HealtHIE Nevada operates
throughout the entire state and is the only HIE open and available to
the entire Nevada healthcare community.

Through your participation in HealtHIE Nevada, healthcare data can be
securely shared between organizations to help you comply with new
specifications. HealtHIE Nevada is managed under contract by
HealthInsight Nevada, a recognized leader in quality improvement;
transparency and public reporting; health information technology
programs; healthcare system delivery and payment reform efforts; and
human factors science research and application.

ABOUT COLLECTIVE MEDICAL

Collective Medical empowers care teams to improve patient outcomes by
closing the communication gaps that undermine patient care. With a
nationwide network engaged with every national health plan in the
country, hundreds of hospitals and health systems and tens of thousands
of providers, Collective Medical’s system-agnostic platform is trusted
by care teams to identify at-risk and complex patients and facilitate
actionable collaboration to make better care decisions and improve
outcomes. Based in Salt Lake City, Collective Medical is proven to
streamline transitions of care, improve coordination across diverse care
teams, and reduce medically unnecessary hospital admissions. Learn more
at www.collectivemedical.com
and Twitter,
Facebook,
and LinkedIn.

ABOUT THE NHA

The Nevada
Hospital Association
(NHA) is a not-for-profit, statewide trade
association representing Nevada’s acute care hospitals along with
psychiatric, rehabilitation and other specialty hospitals as well
as health-related agencies and organizations throughout the state.
Allied with the American Hospital Association, the NHA is an independent
organization headquartered in Reno, Nev. Learn more at www.nvha.net.

Contacts

Media Contact
For HealtHIE Nevada
KC Kappen
kck@thefirmpr.com
702.739.9933
ext. 226

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