Peer Support Platform Extends Care Continuum to Help Patients Improve Health Outcomes
Solana Beach, CA — September 17, 2013 – OneHealth® Solutions, Inc., the leading behavior change platform company improving health outcomes and the cost of care for patients, providers, payers and employers, today announced that the Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, IPMR, a non-profit comprehensive medical rehabilitation center providing inpatient and outpatient therapy at 18 locations throughout central Illinois, has selected OneHealth to provide a peer support platform to engage patients between visits, help integrate cancer support into services and elevate the level of care and connectivity provided to patients.
The contract expands OneHealth’s market position in the healthcare provider segment and supports growth of the platform’s condition-specific medical communities.
IPMR will offer patients 24/7 access to OneHealth’s private, HIPAA-compliant online and mobile Social Solutioning® platform providing access to peer-based health communities that engage patients through emotional check-ins, evidence-based tools and game mechanics to help better manage their care and sustain positive health outcomes.
Rick Zehr, President of the Institute of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, commented, “We have seen the benefits of social support with our Parkinson’s and stroke recovery patients and Senior World caregivers, and are excited to offer the OneHealth capability to our patients. Based on my previous experience using the OneHealth platform at another facility, I am confident it will help elevate the level of care that we provide to patients, and serve as a cornerstone for IPMR’s unique brand of rehabilitation services.”
IPMR’s range of services includes 63 separate therapies in addition to its Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation, STAR Program®, which provides critical physical and psychological rehabilitation to cancer survivors by a team of STAR Certified™ clinicians and providers. OneHealth’s platform will be included as part of the STAR Program, where users will contribute to the growth of OneHealth’s cancer community.
OneHealth’s platform also provides a dedicated community for IPMR’s providers, where they can offer patient education and tools in support of the STAR Program that help patients stay on track with cancer rehabilitation goals.
The platform also provides another layer of support to caregivers that use IPMR Senior World adult day service for their loved ones.
“Working with IPMR is a strong addition to OneHealth’s expansion into medical condition communities, and builds good synergy with OneHealth’s pain and cancer communities,” stated Bruce Springer, CEO of OneHealth. “We are pleased to add IPMR to OneHealth’s growing customer base in the provider segment to help extend the reach of the IPMR care team.”
OneHealth’s technology-enabled services include a dedicated support staff to increase engagement through personalized welcome messages, access to peer health coaches, community managers, expert discussions, and live online meetings and group chats where members can learn and interact with guest experts to drive positive behavior change.
About OneHealth Solutions, Inc.
OneHealth is the leading behavior change platform for the healthcare industry via a technology-enabled services model that lowers the costs of care management and provides greater outcomes for chronic patient populations. Our web and mobile-based Social Solutioning® program influences positive behavior to improve health and deliver measurable value through a patented combination of social-networking technology, evidence-based clinical principles and engaging game mechanics. For additional information visit www.onehealth.com.
Myla Wagner Public Relations