(DENVER) Centura Health, the regions health care leader, and DispatchHealth, a leading provider of mobile and virtual health care, today announced a first-of-its-kind partnership to deliver convenient, high-quality acute care and primary care extension in the comfort of a consumer’s home, at work or in the location of need. Together, Centura Health and DispatchHealth are pioneering mobile health care to provide coordinated and expanded health care services, while improving access to high-value care.
We have anticipated the changing health care landscape and are working to provide more services based on what consumers want when it comes to choice and accessibility, said Pam Nicholson, senior vice president, strategy, Centura Health. We believe that care everywhere empowers people to make smarter decisions about their health and creates healthier communities.
This mobile health delivery model enables Centura Health and DispatchHealth to carry out their vision to deliver optimal health care value and support population health management. The result is more people get the right care, at the right time, in the right place, for an affordable price. DispatchHealth is joining Centura Healths high-performing network, Colorado Health Neighborhoods (CHN), and its board-certified ER providers will be an extension of CHNs team approach to evidence-based medicine and best practices, one that emphasizes prevention and wellness and encourages consumers to actively participate in their own health.
DispatchHealth was designed to promote access to care, improve the patient experience and decrease the overall cost of care, said Dr. Mark Prather, CEO, DispatchHealth. Care delivery solutions need to be convenient for both patients and providers in order to promote adoption and really move the needle. Our solution delivers ER trained providers to the bedside with the ability to perform laboratory testing, administer medications such as IV antibiotics, and perform procedures such as suturing. The solution has multiple applications for hospital systems including population management, service line enhancements and cost-effective delivery of acute care for at-risk populations. We are excited to partner with such a forward-thinking health system and look forward to executing on our joint goal of improved health outcomes for Colorados citizens.
Home-based provider visits are estimated to grow more than 20 percent in the next decade. Consumers want greater convenience and reduced costs from their health care offerings. DispatchHealth features an integrated, high touch triage and care delivery solution utilizing the power of technology, convenience and service to treat acute conditions. Common ailments treated include urinary tract infections, dehydration, minor fractures, asthma, constipation, nosebleeds, nausea/vomiting, lacerations and more.
DispatchHealth will launch a consumer-facing mobile app in November, expanding its convenient consumer options to request on-demand care via the phone, website or mobile app meeting the consumer where they are. DispatchHealth services are available from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm, 7 days a week, including holidays.
About Centura Health
Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 19,400 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 16 hospitals, two senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician practices and clinics, home care and hospice services, and Flight For Life Colorado, we are making the regions best health care accessible and affordable in every community we serve. We believe you can inspire the people you care about to live healthier lives by encouraging them to do the little things that can make a big difference. Were Centura Health, and we’re here for your health. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit the website.
DispatchHealth is redefining healthcare through a unique on-demand mobile, onsite, acute-care delivery model that is high tech and low cost. DispatchHealth delivers care through multiple channels, including local municipalities and 911-first response systems, health systems, in partnership with employers, payers, and for senior care facilities. The veteran leadership team at DispatchHealth brings together the best startup, clinical and engineering skills to execute on this unique business model. For more information, visit DispatchHealth website.
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