Trinity Health selected clinical cognitive science leader Jvion as a grant awardee in the inaugural Innovation Challenge. The firm will apply its Clinical Cognitive Science solution to improve care and reduce readmission rates for dual eligible patients.
Atlanta, GA, December 13, 2016 -- Trinity Health, one of the nation's largest health systems, selected clinical cognitive science leader Jvion as a grant awardee in its inaugural Innovation Challenge. With the award, Jvion will apply the industry’s first and only Cognitive Clinical Science machine to improve care and reduce readmissions for patients who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. Using a powerful approach to cognitive computing, Jvion will deliver accurate predictions to stop complications and drive effective interventions for one of the most complex and high-risk populations served by the provider.
The dual eligible patient population includes between 9-11 million people within the United States. This group comprises low-income seniors and younger people with disabilities. Individuals covered as dual eligible patients tend to have substantial health requirements, are more likely to have mental health needs, and are more likely to live in a nursing home.
"We selected Jvion because we believe its solution can help us deliver more personalized, people-centered care to the populations of patients in our communities who are covered by both Medicaid and Medicare," said Anna Marie Butrie, vice president, Innovation Program and Services for Trinity Health. " Jvion's cognitive technology solution has the potential to help us improve health outcomes by making it possible to accurately identify the dual eligible patients at highest risk of a readmission; once we do that, we can more readily empower Trinity Health clinicians with the actionable information they need to address these patients' specific needs.”
The substantial needs and specific challenges of the dual eligible patient population increase the costs and complexity of delivering care. On average, the annual cost for this patient group is more than double that of non-dual eligible patients. Some of this cost is attributed to higher rates of 30 and 90-day readmissions, which are driven by fragmented care, poor access, disjointed communication across caregivers, and a lack of patient understanding within the dual eligible population.
Jvion will work directly with St. Joseph Health, a Trinity Health ministry in Syracuse, New York, to test and launch the dual eligible use case. The solution will help Trinity Health predict the patients at highest risk of readmission and recommend the best interventions that will reduce risk and drive patient engagement. In addition, Jvion’s solution will help patients, family members, and care providers better coordinate care and communications across multiple settings and organizations by simplifying current processes while eliminating the fragmentation of care.
“Helping improve care for dual eligible patients fully aligns to our mission of using data and cognitive science to improve health,” explained Shantanu Nigam, Jvion’s CEO. “We are honored to be selected by Trinity Health and look forward to working with our Trinity Health partner to improve the lives of the dual eligible population.”
About Trinity Health
Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 93 hospitals, as well as 120 continuing care programs that include PACE, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $16.2 billion and assets of $23.4 billion, the organization returns almost $1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 97,000 full-time employees, including 5,300 employed physicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services — ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit http://www.trinity-health.org. You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.
Jvion delivers a Clinical Cognitive Science Machine that helps providers predict patient-level risk and provides the action-level recommendations that will best reduce the likelihood of an adverse event. The firm’s cognitive appliance is helping hundreds of hospitals across the nation reduce target illnesses and diseases. The machine outperforms and outsmarts even the highest performing predictive solutions/approaches available. And this performance hasn’t gone unnoticed; Jvion’s solution has won numerous external awards including designation as the #1 Predictive Provider in Healthcare by Black Book Market Research. https://jvion.com.