Alaska joins the Collective Medical Network for real-time care coordination

Collective Medical Technologies, delivering the nation’s largest network for care coordination, is pleased to announce Alaska’s statewide implementation of Collective Medical’s platform to support improved patient outcomes. This effort is a result of Collective Medical’s collaborative partnership with The Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association (ASHNHA), the State of Alaska, and the Alaska Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).

“We are thrilled to partner with ASHNHA, the Alaska Chapter of ACEP and the State of Alaska on this effort support of care teams everywhere,” says Chris Klomp, CEO of Collective Medical. “No patient should ever slip through the cracks across healthcare settings. This is another step in achieving that vision by enabling providers to seamlessly and immediately collaborate across the full continuum of care, ensuring the best possible health outcome for each patient.”

Collective Medical’s network and platform is proven to increase the effectiveness of existing care management resources, reduce medically-unnecessary emergency department (ED) admissions and hospital admissions, and improve quality through the consistent delivery of patient care.

“We are enthusiastic about our partnership with CMT to reduce the unnecessary use of emergency rooms, not just for the Medicaid population, but for all ED users” says Becky Hultberg, president and CEO of ASHNHA. “Our partnership with Collective Medical is one step towards improving health for all Alaskans.”

Collective Medical makes it easier for providers and care teams to treat the full spectrum of patient needs—physical, behavioral, social and beyond—through a coordinated and integrated approach.

PreManage ED, part of Collective Medical’s PreManage platform, integrates within existing clinical workflows—including the ED track board—to push actionable insights to ED providers the moment a high-risk patient presents. This gives the provider immediate perspective on the patient without having to search through voluminous clinical records. The platform does this by synthesizing key insights including ED visit history, community-sourced care plans, and other valuable clinical and social history information.

Anne Zink, MD, FACEP, medical director with Mat-Su Emergency Physicians, comments that “having a system allowing us to communicate in real time on ED visits and care plans for complex patients has been a dream in Alaska for years.” She adds that, “we’re excited Alaska has partnered with Collective Medical to provide real-time patient information across a multi-state network. Alaska ACEP is committed to serving all patients in the state of Alaska as we strengthen the safety net for the most vulnerable in our population.”

“Supplying providers with critical patient information ‘where they live,’ directly in the provider workflow, as a function of patient risk and need, makes medical practice so much more effective,” says Dr. Ben Zaniello, MPH, Chief Medical Officer of Collective Medical. “We invite all providers in Alaska to use our multi-state network to optimize the health of Alaska’s most complex populations.”

Collective Medical is endorsed as a best practice for emergency medicine by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). And the company has been recognized by Inc. Magazine and by the MountainWest Capital Network as one of Utah’s fastest growing companies.

Learn more about Collective Medical’s impact at www.collectivemedicaltech.com.

About Collective Medical
Collective Medical Technologies empowers care teams to improve patient outcomes. With a nationwide network covering every national health plan in the country, 30 million patients, hundreds of hospitals and health systems and tens of thousands of providers, our system-agnostic platform is trusted by healthcare organizations and payers to identify at-risk and complex patients and share actionable information to make better care decisions and improve outcomes. Collective Medical is proven to streamline transitions of care, improve coordination across diverse care teams and reduce unnecessary hospital admissions. Collective Medical is headquartered in the Salt Lake region. Learn more at www.collectivemedicaltech.com.

About ASHNHA
The Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association represents more than 65 hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care organizations who employ over 10,000 Alaskans. Our membership spans geographically from PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center to Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital in Utqiaġvik. Our diverse association unites every small rural hospital and large hospital system in the state around common goals. For over 60 years, ASHNHA members have worked to improve health care in Alaska. Learn more at www.ashnha.com and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.