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.”
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.
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.
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 – 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.