Your patients stay in touch with PreMinder
Doctors receive alerts on patient non-adherence, fewer patient visits to ER, doctor receives more revenue for improved patient outcomes
Under the new CMS rules for Chronic Care Managment, physicians can now bill for non-face-to-face services for many Medicare beneficiaries, a group who generally make up over 50% of patients for primary care physicians.
Physicians with qualifying patients can generate thousands of dollars each month of additional revenue from their existing patients, month after month, without adding significantly to their existing workload.
We've created a turn-key system that automates the process for the physician, from signing up patients for the program, to providing billable services, to providing the documentation required for billing Medicare.
Best of all, we're making a real impact on the health of underserved patients.
The Affordable Care Act established the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, which severely penalizes physicians and hospitals for readmission of Medicare patients within 30 days of discharge from a hospital.
The key to reducing readmissions is providing high-quality communication between physician and patient after discharge to ensure that the patient is complying with recommended treatment and that the treatment is working. Contacting hundreds or thousands of discharged patients for a detailed follow-up conversation every day for a month is a logistical impossibility for most hospitals.
Our system solves this problem by gathering patient data through automated voice messaging and by analyzing the data to detect problems with the patient's adherence or condition before those problems become serious enough to require readmission. This results in a better outcome for the patient as well as for the physician and hospital.
Interactive voice technology helps achieve our goal of simplicity for the patient in particular. Many recently discharged patients, due to their condition or to their age or both, are not comfortable interacting with software by using a keyboard or dial pad. If patients can interact with the system through voice alone, it becomes possible to include many patients who can benefit from the system but could not otherwise utilize it. We have the advanced data visualization techniques needed to translate patients' voice responses to data that is quick and easy for the physician to assess.
Patient adherence to prescribed medication is always important, but in patients with the most serious conditions, including dialysis and transplant patients, cancer patients, stroke patients and HIV patients, it is crucial. Many such patients must deal with a bewildering variety of medications on a daily basis. Small wonder that for many, average individual adherence rates are below 60%.
Increasingly, physicians are evaluated and even paid based on patient outcomes, but those outcomes can depend on medication adherence by outpatients, something most physicians can't control or even monitor on a real time basis. Our system makes it possible for the physician to monitor adherence in real time and intervene with the patient when necessary. As always, better patient data produces better outcomes.
We have worked and continue to work with physicians who treat dialysis and transplant patients, HIV patients and cancer patients to customize our system for their needs – to remind patients about each medication that must be taken and to deliver patient data to the physician simply, clearly and in real time.
Steve Bull is a graduate of the NYU:ITP program and has over twenty years of software development experience. With a background in cultural anthrology and user experience design, Bull was chosen as one of the designers and prototype builders for Paul Allen's Interval Research. Since then, he has focused on mobile applications. For the past two years he has designed mobile applications for the health care field, of which PreMinder is the latest.
S.J. Maxwell is a graduate of New York University (B.A.), UCLA School of Law (J.D.) and New York University School of Law (LL.M.).
He has served as a Co-founder, Director, General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer of several companies in the Defense and Information Technology industries during the past two decades. As an entrepreneur, he looks for two things in a start-up. One is a solution to a real problem. The other is a solution simple enough that people dealing with that problem will actually use it. Few start-up companies have both. PreMinder is one of them.
Forest Mars is a hypermedia architect who has been using Drupal since 2005, mainlyin the space of media and business integration, and is extremely active in the Drupal Community, as well as the open source community in general.
Forest has organized and spoken at multiple large open source conferences, including NYCCamp, an annual open source conference hosted at the United Nations.
Some of his recent projects include creating a video delivery platform for the world’s largest television network and New York City’s first civic engagement platform for the Borough President of Manhattan.
Born and raised in the suburbs of Buffalo, NY, Dr. Shah earned his bachelors in Biology with a concentration in Neurobiology and Behavior and minor in Computer Science at Cornell University, his medical education at St. George's University in Grenada, West Indies followed by a Residency in Neurology at Mt. Sinai Medical School in New York City and Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
After founding MedicalPocketPC.com in 1999, Dr. Shah went on to work with a number of technology startups and innovative healthcare delivery systems over the last 15 years. He is founder of the Brain Research Institute of New York and New Jersey and sits on the board of several medical and pharmaceutical companies as well at the New York National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Bruce Molloy holds a patent for a "cognitive processor", a fast learning, concept-based, neural net which has been the basis of multiple successful products. He is well versed in several AI disciplines including machine learning, connectionist systems, and genetic algorithms. Holistic and entrepreneurial in nature, Bruce has built multiple smart software companies – one which achieved an IPO. He graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Music and Physics.
Bruce has provided valuable insight in creating our rules engine and planning for future growth of PreMinder to become a thought leader and innovator in the medical field.
Dr. Shyamali Singhal is a dedicated surgeon and the Founding Director of the El Camino Hospital Cancer Center in Mountain View. In her private practice, she specializes in Surgical Oncology and Advanced General Surgery.
Shyamali is also very active in the Mountain View startup community and has been an immense help in identifying and structuring stargic partnerships with medical startups and hospitals in the area.
As the Program Director at David E. Rogers, M.D. Center / Southampton Hospital, Michael Collins provides us valuable insight into the needs of a clinic and help us construct innovative ways to help non-adherent patients.
For the past 2 years, he has been helping us run an extensive trial on HIV patients and providing insight into the behavior and needs of these patients.
Dr. Rajeev Fernando is an infectious disease specialist in Southampton Hospital, who has worked with NSLIJ, Brooklyn Hospital Center, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Cente and Stony Brook University Medical Center.
Over his 13-year practice, he built a name for himself in the Infectious Disease world. Rajeev has been instrumental in leading the PreMinder HIV patient trial.
Anatoliy (Toli) Zaslavskiy is a full stack engineer, with a specialization in UX and data visualization. Toli has worked for many large corporations and startups, including the WSJ, NY Federal Reserve, and Percolate.
PreMinder is a useful tool for our adherence program. All of our patients on the program value the service and use it in different ways.
Michael Collins - Rogers Clinic
The program is great.
- a patient
It’s helpful for me especially as I’m getting older. I’m very good about taking my meds but sometimes I get busy and the reminder call is very helpful.
- a patient