HealtHIE Nevada, Nevada Hospital Association and Collective Medical Announce Collaboration to Reduce Avoidable Readmissions

By April 30, 2019 Press Release

Collaboration to focus on fostering coordinated care management to address rising state readmission rates and further support the needs of vulnerable patients

HealtHIE Nevada today announced a collaboration with the Nevada Hospital Association (NHA) and Collective Medical, the nation’s most effective network for care collaboration. Focused on reducing avoidable hospital readmissions, the effort combines the depth of HealtHIE Nevada’s data with Collective’s nationwide network, clinical interoperability functionality, and user generated content and insights, to arm the NHA member hospitals to better identify and support vulnerable patients at risk for readmission.

In 2018, Nevada had the second highest readmission rate in the country—15.6 percent of Medicare enrollees over the age of 65 were readmitted 30 days after hospital discharge. Together, HealtHIE Nevada and Collective will empower the NHA members to collaborate with diverse care teams to support vulnerable patients and reduce avoidable hospital readmissions.

HealtHIE Nevada, the state’s only health information exchange, is connected to most of Nevada’s hospitals and is rapidly growing its network of additional providers. HealtHIE Nevada is committed to providing real-time, secure, and accurate exchange of clinical information to improve the value and quality of patient centered care.

“HealtHIE Nevada is excited to collaborate with the NHA and Collective on this initiative,” says Michael Gagnon, Executive Director of HealtHIE Nevada. “Collective has proven its value through partnerships with other state HIEs by providing valuable and actionable insights at the point of care. We look forward to working with Collective to empower Nevada providers to deliver the best possible patient care.”

Collective’s real-time, risk adjusted event notification and care collaboration platform serves all points of care across emergent, inpatient, post-acute, mental and behavioral, and ambulatory settings, as well as stakeholders in ACOs and health plans. Collective’s technology has been proven to significantly reduce hospital readmissions. According to an article published by Healthcare IT News, Legacy Salmon Creek in Vancouver, Washington, reduced its all-cause 30-day readmission rate by 24.9 percent and overall ED visit rate by identified high utilizers by 81 percent.

“We’re grateful to get to work with HealtHIE Nevada and the NHA to demonstrate how care coordination can meaningfully impact avoidable hospital readmissions,” says Chris Klomp, CEO of Collective Medical. “Together, we’re advancing interoperability to the next level to enable true clinical collaboration at scale.”

HealtHIE Nevada and Collective Medical plan to begin offering their combined services by the fall of 2019. Learn more about Collective’s impact at www.collectivemedical.com.