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CareAnyware and Cornell University Partner to Help Reduce Rehospitalizations by 39% in Clinically Depressed Home Health Patients
Date:5/23/2013

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 23, 2013

CareAnyware, a Brightree company and leading provider of home health and hospice software solutions, and Cornell University announced today results of a recent study that showed significant reductions in rehospitalization rates for clinically depressed home health patients treated with Cornell’s Depression Carepath protocol incorporated into CareAnyware’s EMR system. Based on the successful clinical results of the study, which included a 39% reduction in rehospitalization rates among this group, CareAnyware and Cornell are now entering a second phase of the study with expanded protocols and scope.

“This study demonstrates how modern technology and training can make a real difference in clinical outcomes and quality of care,” said Martha L. Bruce, Ph.D., M.P.H, professor of sociology in psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College. “The Depression Carepath improved the quality of patient care, reduced patient depressive symptoms, and lowered rehospitalization rates.”

Clinical depression occurs in approximately 25% of home health patients. This study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), took place over a period of several months across multiple home health agencies using the CareAnyware EMR system. By following the Depression Carepath provided in the software, clinicians were presented with proper clinical content that allowed them to proactively identify depression symptoms in patients before conditions worsened. These symptoms typically would have resulted in a hospital readmission.

According to Dave Cormack, president and CEO of Brightree, “As more acute care providers recognize the critical role home health agencies and hospice organizations play in the continuum of care, many agencies are turning to modern technology platforms to deploy clinical best practices in an automated fashion. This ultimately reduces the clinician’s workload and results in better outcomes and compliance. We are proud to partner with the prestigious Weill Cornell Medical College in this study to demonstrate the critical role that home health plays in our nation’s effort to reduce skyrocketing healthcare costs and improve patient outcomes.”

Highlights of the Study

The goal of the study was to combine Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software, usually associated with efficiency and cost savings, with the clinical best practices for identifying and managing depression in home care patients.

  • In partnership with the NIH, Cornell and CareAnyware selected two CareAnyware user agencies for training and implementing the Depression Carepath protocol using long-distance education tools and on-demand resources. Assessment follow-up questions and best practices were built into CareAnyware’s software and enforced by CareTouch Logic, CareAnyware’s clinical rules engine.
  • The study compared results before and after the Depression Carepath implementation with patients in nine locations that suffered from clinically significant depressive symptoms.
  • Combining the Depression Carepath protocol and clinician training resulted in significant improvements in managing the depression and conditions of the home care patients as well as their rehospitalization rates.
  • The study, presented at an NIH dissemination conference in 2012, showed the rehospitalization rates for depressed patients under the Carepath clinical program were 39% lower than depressed patients that were given usual care.
  • The combination of clinical content, training and technology proved to be an impactful and meaningful tool in achieving these remarkable results.

Go to http://www.careanyware.com/40percent to download a whitepaper with additional details on the study.

About Brightree and CareAnyware

CareAnyware, a Brightree company, provides the most comprehensive web-based EMR software for home health and hospice, including clinical and operational tools that proactively enforce best practices, helping providers realize significant cost savings, improve their patient outcomes and maintain strict compliance controls. With fully mobile and cloud-based tools, the software is easy for clinicians to learn and helps administrators manage their organizations efficiently. Find out more by visiting http://www.CareAnyware.com or calling 866.260.4630.

Brightree is the leading provider of cloud-based software for the post-acute care industry. Our 500 team members serve nearly 3,000 companies in the HME, home health, hospice, O&P, HME pharmacy, home infusion, and rehab home care segments. Brightree's software solutions follow the natural workflow of providers to automate and improve how they manage their businesses. For further information, visit http://www.brightree.com or call 888.598.7797, ext. 5.

Brightree and CareAnyware are registered trademarks of Brightree LLC.

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