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Not-for-Profit Readmission Collaborative Names Winners of 5th Annual Healthcare Innovation Contest
-- NRPC recognizes those technologies and programs delivering true transformational care –

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (October 8, 2019) – The National Readmission Prevention Collaborative announced today its 2019 winners of its 5th Annual Healthcare Innovation and Transformation Contest. Multiple category winners were named and winners will be featured on the NRPC website for the remainder of 2019 and 2020 at www.NationalReadmissionPrevention.com. An online workshop/webinar will be hosted October 30, 2019 showcasing each of these products (sign up at website).

The category winners are as follows:

Medication Management/Patient Literacy: The Med Manager 3.0 & The Med Manager Diabetic

Health Data/EHR Interoperability: Seqster, Health Data Platform

Corporate Healthcare Spending Reduction: The Health Rosetta

Population Health Management: Trapollo

Healthcare Finance: HLTHE.com, the tax deductible Go Fund me for personal healthcare expenses

Each of these products and services was reviewed and evaluated by members of the NRPC Advisory Board and selected as winners in their respective categories. For more information visit the NRPC website at www.NationalReadmissionPrevention.com.

“Our non-profit is focused on online education and advancing healthcare transformation and this annual contest has become one of the most enjoyable accomplishments in the six year history of the Readmission Collaborative,” said Founder Dr. Josh Luke. “It’s inspiring to see these products and services that are truly transforming how we deliver patient centered care, enhancing self-management, making data more accessible and driving down the cost of care for Americans and American businesses as well.”

A description of each of these products and services is featured on page two of this release. For more information on the National Readmission Prevention Collaborative or 2018 award winners, please visit www.NationalReadmissionPrevention.com.

Detailed description of each award winning product and service:

Medication Management/Patient Literacy: The Med Manager 2.0 XL & The Med Manager 3.0

The Med Manager 3.0 is an electronic transformation of the popular original Med Manager binder, and will be the same simple med manager but with the addition of sensors under each loop that automatically register when and what meds are removed from the binder. This information is automatically sync’d with the VivaLife app via Bluetooth. All patients and caregivers need to do is download the app and Med Manager 3.0 will do the rest. Medication logs will be seamlessly available to patients, caregivers and healthcare providers via our remote patient monitoring services taking away all the guesswork and excess paperwork at the next doctors visit. VivaLife Med Manager Diabetic is tailored to the needs of people with diabetes. With detachable insulated pouches and 15 loops for medication bottles, it is perfect for people on the go who still need their medications. Built out of a durable nylon with a hard back shell, the file manager will protect all your important medical documents.

Health Data/EMR Operability: Seqster, Health Data Platform

Seqster is an award-winning SaaS platform that enables organizations to drive efficient healthcare via comprehensive medical records (EHR), individual genomic profiles (DNA), and personal health device data. For the first time, users create their own matched, longitudinal health data profile across all of their US-based healthcare data sources through person-centric interoperability. Seqster helps healthcare providers and payers onboard their members in an efficient and accurate way by seamlessly integrating into any payer, provider, or clinical research enterprise. The platform currently connects users to more than 3,000 healthcare providers and over 100,000 hospitals and clinics nationwide. Seqster is privately held and headquartered in San Diego. For more information on Seqster and how we can bring health to your members, employees,or patients, please visit seqster.com or follow @Seqster.

Corporate Healthcare Spending Reduction: The Health Rosetta

The Health Rosetta is an ecosystem for replicating adoption of practical non-partisan fixes to our health care system. Health Rosetta accredits benefits consultants who have a proven track record guiding public and private employers and unions to reduce their health benefits spending by 20% or more while improving the quality of care for plan members. Health Rosetta is building the LEED-like ecosystem for purchasing and delivering high performance health care benefits and services.

Population Health: Trapollo is a human-centric, leading end-to-end, connected healthcare company focused on improving patient care by mobilizing clinical engagement. Our goal is to help extend care past the walls of health systems by meeting people where they are in their day-to-day lives. Our broad range of remote health monitoring applications, products and services go beyond technology — we are helping to improve the quality of care at every stage of life. By integrating and enabling more efficient clinician-to-patient communication and information, we help healthcare providers and payors focus on delivering care while improving health. Leveraging our successful history and expertise in remote patient monitoring (RPM) and logistics, we help to accelerate our customers’ vision of connected healthcare, providing world-class program design and consulting, integrated clinical applications, and program operations and support. As part of the Cox Communications family dedicated to improving the quality of life across communities, Trapollo is leveraging Cox’s power of connectivity to bring technology where it is needed, providing more effective and continuous care. This unique approach and innovative partnership is best summed up in two words: Human. Kind. For further information, please visit our website: www.trapollo.com.

Healthcare Finance: HLTHE.com, the tax deductible Go Fund me for personal healthcare expenses

Never could a business, foundation, non-profit, government agency or person donate directly to an individual and get a tax-deductible write-off, until now. Hlthe is an innovative healthcare payment platform that tracks money from tips, rewards and/or donations from time of donation, through payment, to a medical or dental provider. The technology makes giving for healthcare 100% transparent, completely removing the question “Where did my money go?” Money donated by an employer, family or friends to a person is held in a non-profit status in the member’s account until utilized for healthcare expenses, which they access by using their Hlthe Visa card. It is Hlthe’s Vision to become the preferred charitable giving platform for healthcare worldwide, leading the industry in socially responsible giving and technological innovation.

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The Discharge Planners New Role: Adopt a "Home-first" Mentality
The Financial Impact of Post Acute Referral Patterns for hospitals, ACO’s & Bundles
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The Discharge with Dignity guide was developed to be used as a tool for hospital case managers, discharge planners and social workers in planning for post acute care for patients. More than 20 health systems nationwide have written requesting permission to utilize the guide for training and implemented the "home first" approach. The guide's goals are two-fold: 1) To encourage doctors and hospitals to consider sending a patient home with resources, to age, heal and recover at home as opposed to in an institution if home is a possibility, and 2) The guide utilizes multiple colors to illustrate and represent the financial penalties for hospitals and doctors if patients are consistently discharged from the hospital to post acute institutions such as acute rehab, long term acute care or skilled nursing. Hospitals around the country have implemented this guide for daily use as it presents a dramatic shift from the mindset of discharge planners during the fee for service era.

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