Partnership supports goals of effective care coordination, cost reductions, and improved patient outcomes.
TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Arizona Connected Care (AzCC), an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) has partnered with The Diary Corp., a technology company developing innovative mobile health (mHealth) solutions to implement The Diary CarePro, a comprehensive care management app. Utilizing the app for streamlined patient outreach and documentation, AzCC care teams are able to efficiently deliver personalized care for more than 300 patients with chronic medical conditions. Designed on Apple’s CareKit framework, The Diary CarePro gives AzCC a simple way to improve productivity, resulting in a 50 percent time savings and leads them closer to achieving the Quadruple Aim – better patient outcomes, higher-quality care, patient-provider satisfaction, and lower costs of care.
“We work in a very unique space between providers, patients, community resources, and insurance payers,” says Karen Popp, Director of Care Coordination at AzCC. “We have been struggling to find a tool that meets our needs, as well as the needs of our counterparts and practices. As more and more care team members venture into our shared space with the patient, we need to leverage connectivity and efficiencies of technology. This is why CarePro is so important to me, my team, our community resources, and most importantly to our patients.”
The care management app reveals meaningful and real-time information for each individual, in combination with an accurate view of the patient’s health record and socioeconomic determinants. The Diary CarePro integrates with The Diary® consumer app,containing a user-friendly interface designed to activate and incentivize individuals to engage in their care. The Diary allows users to track their care plans, record their symptoms, and work with their care team to better understand their treatments, and health goals.
“Patient engagement is critical to achieving better health outcomes and lower costs,” says Kirk Saunders, Population Health Director of The Diary Corp. “Care teams are most likely to achieve patient engagement when they understand and address each individual’s personal needs and situation. Our technology provides a strong catalyst for building a successful patient-care team relationship.”
By placing patients at the center of their healthcare experience, The Diary CarePro is enriching the patient-provider experience and helping systems meet the challenges of today’s healthcare environment. Learn more at https://thediary.com/, and download The Diary App for individuals for free on the Apple App Store.