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MCG Health Integrates Chronic Care Guidelines into Casenet’s TruCare Population Health Management Platform

 

Partnership streamlines care management workflow, empowering clinicians to drive better health outcomes for patients with chronic conditions

 

posted on May 2, 2018

 

 

 

 

SEATTLE, Wash., and BEDFORD, Mass., May 2, 2018 – MCG Health, part of the Hearst Health network and a leading provider of informed care strategies, has joined longtime partner Casenet®, a leading provider of population health and care management solutions, to deliver a new solution, the TruCare Assessment and Care Plan Interface™ (TruCare ACPI), Informed by MCG. The TruCare ACPI now integrates with MCG’s evidence-based Chronic Care Guidelines as part of Casenet’s population health management platform. This integration is designed to help organizations close care gaps and reduce readmissions through effective coordination of care for individuals with chronic diseases or complex care issues.

 

To ensure regulatory compliance and successful management of patient populations, care teams need to rapidly build, document, and share evidence-based assessments and care plans. MCG Chronic Care guidelines help care teams evaluate patient needs, identify goals, develop patient-specific care plans, and support self-care for individuals with complex chronic conditions. Care guidance is provided across a patient’s health journey—from short-term inpatient setting through outpatient, home, or community-based care setting. MCG helps clinicians promote patient engagement and self-care with member-facing educational handouts (available in English and Spanish).

 

Casenet’s TruCare® solution supports multi-disciplinary approaches to the management of members, providing a comprehensive view of member information, workflow automation, and simplified data aggregation. The TruCare ACPI, Informed by MCG, seamlessly integrates MCG Chronic Care content into the care management workflow for a streamlined user experience. Within the TruCare ACPI, care managers can complete a member assessment and view MCG care plan recommendations—problems, goals, and interventions (with links to relevant patient handouts and additional MCG Chronic Care Guidelines). They can select elements to add to the care plan to meet member and health needs. The simplified creation of individualized plans of care increases staff efficiency and ensures evidence-based care coordination.

 

“We are pleased to partner with MCG to offer evidence-based solutions to our clients in support of their population health management and care coordination needs,” stated Peter Masanotti, Casenet CEO.

 

“This solution offers MCG’s evidence-based guidance directly within the software clinicians already use, empowering them to effectively coordinate care and proactively manage patient health,” said Jon Shreve, President and CEO of MCG Health.

 

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About Casenet, LLC

Casenet provides a comprehensive suite of extensible, enterprise care management software and services solutions for commercial, Medicaid, Medicare, TPA, provider/ACO and specialty provider organizations. These solutions enable our customers to improve care coordination and the quality and delivery of care through enhanced case, disease, utilization and home and community-based services management as well as tools for total population management. Casenet supports small to very large enterprise customers that have many lines of business and require comprehensive configuration for each targeted member population. Casenet solutions enable organizations to meet their unique requirements and adapt quickly to changing market and regulatory dynamics, identify and target populations having unique risk characteristics and deliver specific care management programs for those members — taking the first step toward better individual health and total population health management. For more information, visit http://www.casenetllc.com.

 

About MCG

MCG, part of the Hearst Health network, helps healthcare organizations implement informed care strategies that proactively and efficiently move people toward health. MCG’s transparent assessment of the latest research and scholarly articles, along with our own data analysis, gives patients, providers and payers the vetted information they need to feel confident in every care decision, in every moment. For more information, visit www.mcg.com or follow our Twitter handle at @MCG_Health.

 

About Hearst

Health The Hearst Health network includes FDB (First Databank), Zynx Health, MCG, Homecare Homebase, MedHOK, Hearst Health Ventures and the Hearst Health Innovation Lab (http://www.hearsthealth.com). Hearst also holds a minority interest in the precision medicine and oncology analytics company M2Gen. The mission of Hearst Health is to help guide the most important care moments by delivering vital information into the hands of everyone who touches a person’s health journey. Each year in the U.S., care guidance from Hearst Health reaches 85 percent of discharged patients, 205 million insured individuals, 70 million home health visits and 3.2 billion dispensed prescriptions.

 

MCG Media Contact:

Arri Burgess

Tel: +1 206.389.5405

arri.burgess@mcg.com

 

Casenet Media Contact:

Bonnie Lucia

VP, Marketing

Email: blucia@casenetllc.com

Tel: 781.357.5262

 

 

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