Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, in partnership with Charlottesville, Va-based Locus Health, introduces a new program enabling Magee clinical staff to provide a lifetime of follow-up care after an inpatient stay.

The program is designed to help Magee care providers to more easily identify patients at risk for a preventable event such as a readmission, and to more easily engage with patients and caregivers on a regular basis, ensuring that patients get the right care and are connected to the appropriate resources at the right time during their recovery, according to a media release from Magee.

“This innovative approach is sure to maximize Magee’s longstanding lifetime follow-up system of care, and we are excited to be implementing this solution with Locus Health,” says Dr Jack Carroll, president and CEO of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, in the release.

As part of the partnership, Locus Health is working with Magee to develop a navigation platform that, according to the release, will serve as the standard for the remote care of acute rehabilitation patients. The platform will enable Magee care coordinators to reach out to patients from time to time based on predefined post-acute protocols, to identify any issues that need to be addressed, and optimize the patients’ chances for a smooth recovery in the post-acute care setting.

“Our mission is to support providers in delivering the right care to the right patients at the right time,” states Kirby Farrell, CEO at Locus Health, in the release. “Our tailored software solutions enable our partners like Magee to track patients through post-acute episodes of care, engage them remotely when appropriate, and channel key information to their care team.”

[Source(s): Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, Locus Health]