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June 18, 2014 - Peoria, Illinois

OSF HealthCare and Intel-GE Care Innovations™ Collaborate on Innovation Research

News Releases | OSF HealthCare | Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center | University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria

Research to Focus on Developing New Insights and Care Plans for At-Risk Populations

OSF HealthCare and Intel-GE Care Innovations™ announce a new partnership to use Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center (Jump) to look at the connection between patient data from the home with data collected in clinical settings. Initially, the research will focus on at-risk populations in an effort to improve patient care in the home environment.

Care Innovations™ will work with Jump’s innovation center to define and study different approaches to improve outcomes and cost effectiveness in caring for these specific populations.

Care Innovations collects frequent and diverse information from a wide array of sources outside of the clinical setting. The collaboration with OSF will focus on integrating activities of daily living (ADLs) data, such as how often someone gets out of bed in the middle of the night or if someone regularly takes his/her medications, with biometric, clinical data, such as weight, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels, and outcome data from electronic medical records (EMRs). Care Innovations and OSF intend to bring together these disconnected sources to provide patients, family caregivers, and clinicians a more complete and accurate picture of a patient’s health and daily life, as well as effective intervention and care plans.

OSF is committed to transforming health care via the education, research, and innovation initiated at Jump. A collaboration with the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Jump is a virtual care delivery setting that replicates all areas of patient and family care.

“OSF HealthCare Ministry is rooted in providing care to those who need it most. We look forward to testing new approaches through this endeavor to extend clinical care into the home and to bring more of what’s happening at home into the clinician’s view,” said Dr. John Vozenilek, Chief Medical Officer at Jump. 

“Today, most clinicians have a limited or inaccurate view of the daily lives of their patients, which inhibits the advancement of effective, cost-efficient care. Seamless integration of data from the home with everyday medical care will help clinicians and other health care providers design and implement population health programs that work,” said Sean Slovenski, chief executive officer at Intel-GE Care Innovations.

Research studies will employ a variety of advanced technologies, including Intel-GE Care Innovations™ QuietCare®, a smart sensor system used to monitor and learn the activities of daily living of the patient being monitored to alert a professional caregiver if any activities are out of the ordinary. Studies will also use the advanced technologies from partnerships forged by Care Innovations, such as Lively and RespondWell. Lively develops activity sensors placed on pillboxes, refrigerators, house keys, and other movable objects to log patients’ daily routines in the home.

Care Innovations and Jump will aggregate the data collected from Lively sensors to help determine if patients are adhering to the care plan as outlined by their OSF teams. If a patient is not adhering to the care plan, an OSF clinician will be alerted so they can contact the patient to conduct an educational health session through Care Innovations’ remote care management platform to positively influence the patient to adhere to the care plan.

The RespondWell Platform is a software application that demonstrates and instructs patients in the correct method of performing a physical therapy exercise or skill prescribed by a clinician. Care Innovations and OSF will work with the RespondWell Platform to develop an overall program that addresses fall risk and prevention. The RespondWell platform is an important part of filling the information flow between the home and clinical settings to improve the management of the risk of falling for these populations.

OSF HealthCare, an integrated health system owned and operated by The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, Peoria, Illinois, includes OSF Healthcare System consisting of nine acute care facilities and two colleges of nursing. It also has a physician organization, OSF Medical Group. To align more closely our care delivery system with physicians we developed clinical service lines in cardiovascular services, neurosciences and pediatrics.  We employ almost 700 physicians and nearly 300 mid-level providers operating in more than 90 office sites. OSF HealthCare operates an extensive network of home health services known as OSF Home Care Services and also owns OSF Saint Francis, Inc., comprised of health care-related businesses, and OSF Healthcare Foundation, the philanthropic arm for OSF Healthcare System and OSF Home Care Services.

Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center is a collaboration of OSF HealthCare and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. Located in Peoria, IL, the virtual medical training center combines actual medical equipment and the latest simulation technology for better education, performance training and research. Jump also is a training- and testing-ground for medical innovations and research. Jump’s mission: to improve patient health outcomes and lower health care costs.

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 third-generation remote care management solution, Connect RCM, delivers insights for timely intervention and superior patient engagement with patients outside the formal care setting. Visit www.careinnovations.com to learn more.

Lively (www.mylively.com) empowers older adults to live independently longer with its smart home product comprised of passive, activity sensors that foster a greater sense of safety and connection between family members, and care teams.

RespondWell is on a mission to improve adherence to many forms of physical therapy by encouraging patients with entertainment, challenges, and rewards. The RespondWell platform uses devices like the Microsoft Kinect for Windows sensor to track patient performance in the clinic or at home. Providers and health plans shifting to an outcomes-driven model leverage the platform benefits of patient monitoring, rehab performance tracking, and a set of data analytics and reporting tools that measure outcome success. Visit http://www.respondwell.com for more information

 

Contacts:        

Care Innovations: Rachel Radcliff - ReviveHealth for Care Innovations                       

805.617.2836     rkr@thinkrevivehealth.com

 

OSF HealthCare: Jim Farrell – Sr. VP, Marketing & Communications

309.677.0767     James.G.Farrell@osfhealthcare.org

 

Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center: Dané Johnson

309.258.8696     Danelen.Johnson@osfhealthcare.org

 

Lively: Kim Angell - Wish Public Relations for Lively

415.471.7272     kim.angell@wishpr.com

 

RespondWell: Lisa Hess

616.204.3907     lhess@respondwell.com