SUNRISE, Fla.April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — ChronWell, Inc. has entered an agreement to enhance and extend patient care and provide leading-edge digital health solutions for Gastro Florida, a leading provider of gastroenterology services in HillsboroughPinellasPolk, and Pasco counties in Florida.

“Ultimately, we feel ChronWell’s advanced analytic framework will not only allow us to efficiently measure improvements in clinical outcomes, but also evaluate process metrics — like patient adherence to protocols — which are the key drivers for reducing expensive medications and acute care,” explained Gastro Florida’s CEO Seena Salyani, FACHE.

ChronWell launched LIVErHEALTHY™, its first digital health program for Medicare beneficiaries with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease alongside its care management, remote monitoring and outcome tracking services for chronic GI conditions like IBS, IBD and gastroesophageal reflux in April 2020 to help practices improve outcomes, boost revenue and decrease health system costs.

As the largest gastroenterology and hepatology medical group in the Tampa Bay area, Gastro Florida offers its community groundbreaking techniques, diagnostic strategies, GI cancer prevention, non-surgical cancer intervention and minimally invasive endoscopic therapies. Its board-certified gastroenterologists offer patients the full spectrum of digestive care, including clinical research, pathology/microbiology, pharmacy, infusions, nutrition, and social services.

“I’m thrilled to partner with this forward-thinking group,” commented Dr. Joe Rubinsztain, CEO of ChronWell. “Our vision for managing large populations with digital health tools is perfectly aligned with our common goal to improve outcomes and advance the value-based healthcare agenda.”

About ChronWell 
ChronWell partners with leading specialists to deploy new clinical service lines driven by digital innovation to manage large at-risk populations. ChronWell’s disease specific programs identify patients who could benefit from unique intervention strategies and scale personalized care for many patients under physician supervision to drive optimal outcomes at lower cost.

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About Gastro Florida
Gastro Florida is the largest gastroenterology group in Tampa Bay with 45 providers across 20 locations in HillsboroughPinellasPasco, and Polk counties and growing. The corporate headquarters (CBO) is located in beautiful Feather Sound (Clearwater).  Gastro Florida is committed to Affability, Affordability, Access, Answers, and Accuracy.

For more information, follow us on facebook.com/FloridaGI or visit gastrofl.com.

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ChronWell, Inc.
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Gastro Florida 
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Harrison brings extensive expertise in liver disease research and treatment

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.Feb. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — ChronWell, Inc., a digital health and technology-enabled remote care management company, today announced that Stephen Harrison, MD, FACP, FAASLD, has been added to the company’s Board of Advisors.

“I am excited about the prospect of working with the ChronWell team to further it’s important work in using data and digital tools to help patients and practices together achieve better outcomes,” said Dr. Harrison. “With ChronWell’s deep experience in harnessing clinical data, and scientific approach, I’m anticipating great strides in digital healthcare in a variety of specialities, beginning with gastroenterology and liver disease.”

Dr. Harrison earned his medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at Brooke Army Medical Center and a 4th year advanced liver disease fellowship at Saint Louis University. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Harrison is currently a Visiting Professor of Hepatology at the Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford. He is internationally known for studies in hepatitis C and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) with over 200 peer reviewed publications in these fields. He also serves as the Medical Director for Pinnacle Clinical Research and the President of Summit Clinical Research. His role will be to help ensure the continued success and expansion of ChronWell’s current digital health solutions for gastroenterologists and hepatologists, and lead the way into innovation in other specialities..

“I am proud to welcome Dr. Harrison to our team,” said Joe Rubinsztain, MD, Chief Executive Officer of ChronWell. “His experience and thought leadership in liver disease will help bring value-based care to the forefront and push the boundaries of modern gastroenterology beyond procedures.”

ChronWell launched its digital health Care Management program for Medicare beneficiaries with NAFLD or IBS in April 2020, offering remote, technology-enabled products and services,  to help better manage outcomes in these patients outside of practice walls. The company recently announced its groundbreaking strategic partnership with ModifyHealth, a nationwide provider of gut-friendly, fully prepared meals, and Echosens North America, a high-technology company offering the FibroScan family of products. This collaboration created LIVErHEALTHY, a newly integrated program that provides better outcomes and best-in-class service for patients managing these conditions.

About ChronWell
ChronWell improves outcomes and reduces the cost of health care by offering a digital health platform with remote care coordination services for targeted populations. ChronWell is redefining how value-based care is delivered to patients by pairing highly skilled care teams with advanced digital technologies. ChronWell aims to improve patients’ lives beyond the walls of the physician’s office and minimize the impact of chronic conditions on patients, providers, employers and insurers. For more information, follow us on LinkedIn or visit chronwell.com.

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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. – November 12, 2020 – ChronWell, a digital health and technology-enabled remote care management company, today announced its strategic partnership with ModifyHealth, a nationwide provider of gut-friendly, fully prepared meals, and Echosens North America, a high-technology company offering the FibroScan family of products. This collaboration will create LIVErHEALTHY, a newly integrated program that provides better outcomes and best-in-class service for Medicare patients managing chronic liver diseases, including non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).

Providing a holistic, tailored and technology-enabled approach to managing chronic liver diseases, LIVErHEALTHY links ChronWell’s Chronic Care Management (CCM) Program with ModifyHealth’s intuitive food and diet regime, and Echosen’s frequent non-invasive liver testing.

LIVErHEALTHY will utilize the tools and services provided by ChronWell’s CCM Program. This will enable its experienced Care Navigators to extend services beyond the walls of a doctor’s office, working closely with providers as well as Modify Health and Echosens to remotely manage patients’ in-between visits. This is done through care coordination, real-time monitoring and routine check-ins, ensuring adherence to tailored care plans.

“Liver diseases require continuous care and helping drive patient behavior once they leave the medical office is the only way to get optimal results,” said Joe Rubinsztain, MD, CEO of ChronWell. “Bringing these three companies together allows us to deliver an integrated and continuous experience for both providers and patients to yield healthier lifestyles and habits that lead to better outcomes, lower system cost and higher patient satisfaction, leading to value-based care.”

According to the American Liver Foundation, the first line of treatment for NAFLD/NASH is weight loss, done through a combination of calorie reduction, exercise and healthy eating. Modify Health makes medical nutrition therapy (MNT) simple and effective for healthcare providers and helps form the backbone of any treatment strategy or care plan. With the goal of bringing relief and making dietary management easier, ModifyHealth and its dieticians create catered regimens and send chef-inspired meals that are fully prepared, organic, gluten-free and follow a Low-FODMAP diet plan directly to the patient’s home.

“We’re excited to partner with both ChronWell and Echosens to provide a streamlined solution for GI practices and their NAFLD/NASH patients,” said Hagan Jordan, Chief Commercial Officer at ModifyHealth. “MNT plays a critical role in the management and treatment of these diseases and our mission is to provide a resource for healthcare and providers that makes these necessary lifestyle changes easier and more effective.”

 

In order to more effectively manage patients with chronic diseases, Echosens’ innovative tool, FibroScan, is used. FibroScan is an FDA-cleared, noninvasive and portable technology for the assessment of liver steatosis and fibrosis as an aid to the diagnosis and monitoring of liver health. FibroScan technology provides an effective platform for identification of patients with progressive fatty liver disease, including NAFLD/NASH. Additionally, longitudinal FibroScan testing can be used to monitor therapeutic response to care. FibroScan is used worldwide in over 6,500 clinics and validated in over 2,500 peer review publications.

“This strategic partnership is a powerful combination that reflects our collective commitment to ending the epidemic of fatty liver disease and halting the progression of NAFLD/NASH,” said Jon Gingrich, CEO of Echosens North America. “FibroScan complements the LIVErHEALTHY program and its treatment strategies, proving to be an important tool for improving individual patient outcomes. Working collaboratively with our partners, we can also sharpen our focus on cost-containment for all self-funded employers and payers. With shared dedication and alignment to value-based care, we look forward to supporting the marketplace as it prepares for the entry of specialty pharmaceuticals.”

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About ChronWell

ChronWell improves outcomes and reduces the cost of health care by offering a digital health platform with remote care coordination services for targeted populations. ChronWell is redefining how value-based care is delivered to patients by pairing highly skilled care teams with advanced digital technologies. ChronWell aims to improve patients’ lives beyond the walls of the physician’s office and minimize the impact of chronic conditions on patients, providers, employers and insurers. For more information, follow us on LinkedIn or visit chronwell.com.

 

About ModifyHealth

ModifyHealth changes lives by making food as medicine simple and effective for providers and patients. ModifyHealth’s provider-recommended, home-delivered, Low-FODMAP, and gluten-free meals are shipped nationwide to help bring relief to common GI conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), SIBO, and celiac disease where dietary modification is a recommended treatment. Meals are Monash University Low-FODMAP Certified, organic, non-GMO, delivered fully prepared and supported with expert dietitian consultations to ensure positive outcomes. For more information, please visit modifyhealth.com.

About Echosens North America

Echosens, the developer of FibroScan®, is an innovative high-technology company offering a full range of products and services supporting physicians in their assessment and management of patients with chronic liver diseases. FibroScan is supported by over 2,500 peer-reviewed publications and examinations are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and many insurance plans. For more information, please visit https://echosens.us/.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. – October 22, 2020 – Digital Health and remote care management company, ChronWell, announced today its increase in contracted physicians over the past several months. The company will provide Medicare beneficiary patients with Care Management services to extend care beyond the walls of the office and stay on track with care plans in-between visits.

The program includes ChronWell’s Chronic Care Management (CCM), Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) and Principal Care Management (PCM) products, providing patients the continuity of care needed to lead to better outcomes, lower system cost and higher patient satisfaction.  The company has seen a steady increase in utilization through its team of Care Navigators, proprietary systems and outcomes framework, and the use of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning capabilities.

ChronWell’s program enables its care navigators to work virtually alongside board-certified GI physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, technicians and its digital platform to remotely manage patients in-between visits using real-time monitoring and decision support tools. Through digital tools and routine check-ins, practices extended by ChronWell will be available around the clock to answer questions, provide tips, coach on goals and guide patients through their personalized digestive health care plans. The extended care will give these providers the ability to foster strong relationships and build trust, intervene sooner in the case of complications, and adjust treatment plans accordingly without the patient needing to come into the office outside of normal visits.

“The key to better outcomes in gastroenterology is consistent, personalized and scalable care. Our digital health services are crucial to the success and adherence of a care plan,” said Joe Rubinsztain, MD, CEO of ChronWell. “Our client’s all take pride in their ability to improve patients’ lives, and by partnering with ChronWell, their excellent care can continue beyond the walls of their office.”

ChronWell will continue to partner with leading gastroenterology practices and other complimentary programs with an aim at optimal outcomes. The program works in concert with the existing services provided by its physician clients through a program that yields strong clinical results, high patient satisfaction and increased revenue. The development of digital health during the pandemic has increased accountability in patient satisfaction and optimized outcome, supporting ChronWell’s model.

To learn more about ChronWell’s Digital Health Capabilities please visit www.chronwell.com/care-coordination.

About ChronWell

ChronWell improves outcomes and reduces the cost of health care by offering a digital health platform with remote care coordination services for targeted populations. ChronWell is redefining how value-based care is delivered to patients. By pairing highly skilled care teams with advanced digital technologies, ChronWell aims to improve patients’ lives beyond the walls of the physician’s office and minimize the impact of chronic conditions on patients, providers, employers and insurers. For more information, follow us on LinkedIn or visit www.chronwell.com.

ChronWell, a technology-enabled remote care management company, today announced its partnership with GastroIntestinal Specialists, A.M.C. (GIS), the largest independent gastroenterology group in Northwest Louisiana. Through this partnership, GIS will provide its Medicare beneficiaries with ChronWell’s remote Care Management Program to stay in-touch and on track with their unique care plans between office visits.

GIS’ Care Management Program offerings will include ChronWell’s Chronic Care Management (CCM), Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) and Principal Care Management (PCM) products, with the objective to grow the relationship and offer additional products from the program suite over time.

ChronWell’s program enables its experienced care navigators to work closely with the GIS medical staff to remotely manage patients in between visits through real-time monitoring via digital collection tools and routine check-ins. The care navigators will be available to answer questions, provide tips and education, guide the patient through their personalized care plan, and offer providers the ability to intervene and adjust treatment plans without the patient needing to come into the office outside of normal visits. This will lead to better outcomes, lower system cost and higher patient satisfaction.

“Now, more than ever, patients need personalized care without having to leave their homes,” said Joe Rubinsztain, MD, CEO of ChronWell. “GIS is an industry leader combining high-quality comprehensive gastrointestinal medicine with advanced research capabilities. Our partnership will extend GIS’ excellence beyond the practice to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.”

GIS is the largest independent gastroenterology group in Northwest Louisiana. Its 15 physicians and 11 mid-level practitioners are dedicated to providing personalized care for patients experiencing problems related to the digestive tract. Headquartered out of its state-of-the-art Shreveport Endoscopy Center, GIS operates three additional offices and a clinical research center, the Louisiana Research Center, in the area. GIS has hospital affiliations with Christus Highland, Overton Brooks VA Medical Center and Willis-Knighton Medical Center.

“ChronWell’s solution aligns perfectly with the patient engagement strategy of GIS. Remaining healthy, compliant and informed at any place, any time is the proverbial win-win,” said Dr. David Philips, MD at GastroIntestinal Specialists, A.M.C. “The care plans are tailored by us for specific gastrointestinal disease states and delivered by trained Care Navigators. We are excited to join a well-oiled machine like ChronWell.”

To learn more about ChronWell, its Care Management Program and additional service offerings, visit www.chronwell.com.

 

About ChronWell

ChronWell improves outcomes and reduces the cost of healthcare by partnering with leading specialty practices to deliver remote care management services. ChronWell is redefining how value-based care is delivered to patients suffering from chronic conditions by pairing highly skilled care teams with advanced technologies to improve patients’ lives beyond the walls of medical practice. For more information, follow us on LinkedIn or visit www.chronwell.com.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (PRWEB) AUGUST 05, 2020

ChronWell, a technology-enabled remote care management company, today announced the appointments of Kathleen Cruger as Director of Clinical Services and Myron Falchuk, M.D. as an Advisor, to further expand its leadership team and accelerate the company’s growth.

“ChronWell has achieved incredible growth as demand for remote care management services soared amidst the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Joe Rubinsztain, M.D., CEO of ChronWell. “Kathleen and Myron complement our team with the deep knowledge and experience necessary to scale our technology and services to meet the challenge.”

Kathleen Cruger comes to ChronWell with over 20 years’ experience in healthcare operations for both public and private entities. She has held director positions at Parrish Medical Center, Sunshine Healthcare, Humana and Physicians United Plan. Cruger is a Registered Nurse and holds a bachelor’s degree in Health Science from the Medical University of South Carolina, and a master’s degree in Health Services Management from Webster University. In her new role, Cruger will be responsible for ChronWell’s clinical operations and remote nursing teams.

Dr. Myron Falchuk is the emeritus Chief of Clinical Gastroenterology for the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), a world-class teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. His experience spans the public, private, research and academic fields since 1967. Dr. Falchuk is currently an active corporate advisor, and mentor for Harvard GI fellows and faculty. He received his B.M.S. from Dartmouth Medical School, and his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. His role will be to help guide ChronWell in its current clinical programs and advance its future capabilities and services.

ChronWell launched its Care Management program for Medicare beneficiaries in April, offering remote, technology-enabled products and services, including Chronic Care Management (CCM), Principal Care Management (PCM) and Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM). The program brings new lines of revenue to physicians and improves outcomes for Medicare and selected private beneficiaries with chronic conditions.

To learn more about ChronWell, visit https://www.chronwell.com.

About ChronWell
ChronWell improves outcomes and reduces the cost of healthcare by partnering with leading specialty practices to deliver remote care management services. ChronWell is redefining how value-based care is delivered to patients suffering from chronic conditions by pairing highly skilled care teams with advanced technologies to improve patients’ lives beyond the walls of medical practice. For more information, follow us on LinkedIn or visit http://www.chronwell.com.

ChronWell – RPM Launch Release FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. – July 9, 2020 – ChronWell, a technology-enabled remote care management company, today announced the addition of its Remote Physiologic Monitoring (RPM) services. The goal of the new program is to closely monitor progress and improve patient adherence to treatment plans, reduce complications and help practices deliver better care while optimizing costs. ChronWell RPM services will initially focus on patients with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and IBD (inflammatory bowel disease). Through digital collection tools, including wearable monitoring devices, mobile apps, secure messaging, and surveys, ChronWell’s RPM services will monitor patient health data, assess their chronic condition(s) and offer providers the ability to adjust treatment plans. Health data can include weight change, stool frequency and characteristics, appetite, fever or other indicators for change in disease and symptom progression. “Specialists need better ways to get closer to patients, especially in these times of isolation,” said Joe Rubinsztain, MD, CEO of ChronWell. “With RPM we can expand our specialty protocols to better manage complex conditions like IBD without inconveniencing patients.” When using RPM to monitor patients outside the practice, providers can more appropriately assess risk and decide which patients benefit most from conservative measures or more aggressive interventions, leading to better outcomes, lower system cost and higher patient satisfaction. ChronWell’s RPM services are part of a comprehensive care management program that also includes Chronic Care Management (CCM), Principal Care Management (PCM) and Transition Care Management (TCM) services. To learn more about ChronWell’s Care Management program and RPM services, please visit https://www.chronwell.com/care-coordination/products/. About ChronWell ChronWell improves outcomes and reduces the cost of healthcare by partnering with leading specialty practices to deliver remote care management services. ChronWell is redefining how value-based care is delivered to patients suffering from chronic conditions by pairing highly skilled care teams with advanced technologies to improve patients’ lives beyond the walls of medical practice. For more information, follow us on LinkedIn or visit www.chronwell.com.

Extends clinical services beyond the walls of the doctor’s office by creating and implementing remote, specialty care management programs for patients with qualifying conditions

ChronWell, a technology-enabled remote care and injury management company, today announced the addition of its Care Management Program which focuses on targeted populations by offering remote, technology-enabled products and services, including Chronic Care Management (CCM), Principal Care Management (PCM) and Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM). The program brings new lines of revenue to physicians and improves outcomes for Medicare and selected private beneficiaries with chronic conditions.

“COVID-19 accelerated physician adoption of remote care programs,” said Joe Rubinsztain, CEO of ChronWell. “Expanding our proven platform to help physicians and nurses deliver better care was only natural. We are thrilled to offer practices a faster way to restart with remote solutions that are in line with the new healthcare environment.”

Most patients with chronic conditions spend less than a few hours per year with their physician. ChronWell extends that care through dedicated care managers and advanced technologies that consider all aspects of a patient’s ecosystem – from health and diet to a multitude of behavioral, psychological and environmental determinants – in order to create a patient-centric program of remote care management services designed to minimize complications, improve outcomes and reduce costs.

ChronWell’s Care Management Program provides value to physicians by helping manage and improve the health of patients with chronic conditions and extending the care beyond the office visit with innovative solutions designed to deliver value-based care and attractive revenue opportunities.

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To learn more about ChronWell’s Care Management Program, please visit http://www.chronwell.com/care-coordination.

About ChronWell
ChronWell improves outcomes and reduces the cost of health care by offering remote care coordination services for targeted populations. ChronWell is redefining how value-based care is delivered to both Medicare beneficiaries who suffer from chronic conditions and workers injured at their job. By pairing highly skilled care teams with advanced technologies, ChronWell aims to improve patients’ lives beyond the walls of the physician’s office and minimize the impact of chronic conditions and workplace accidents on patients, providers, employers and insurers. For more information, follow us on LinkedIn or visit http://www.chronwell.com.