GSI Health: Enabling Effective Population Health Management through the Marriage of Care Coordination with Analytics

LeRoy Jones, CEO
The healthcare industry has witnessed a number of technological advancements, paving the way for the adoption of next-generation solutions that manage, analyze, and disseminate relevant patient data. “Today, a key objective of each healthcare provider is to work toward the betterment of patient care using their complete longitudinal health records and collaborating across different care organizations,” says LeRoy Jones, CEO, GSI Health, reflecting on the changes and trends that transpire in the healthcare arena. From Meaningful Use, to health information exchange, the need for a technology platform that enables seamless interoperability and collaborative care emerged with the advent of many healthcare policies and regulations. “Currently, the focus has shifted toward Population Health Management (PHM), which is a highly fragmented space,” Jones adds. GSI Health stands apart with its tools that combine analytics with care coordination functionalities—unified care planning, messaging, alerts, scheduling, and access to large volumes of patient data.

Founded in 2003 as a healthcare IT consulting company, GSI Health metamorphosed from a service provider to a product company, launching its flagship solution—GSIHealthCoordinator in 2012. It is a PHM solution delivered in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model which facilitates providers to use community-based care delivery models and collaborate in the treatment of their common patients. The software has the ability to deliver population- and managerial- analytics alongside care delivery for different settings and enterprises across the healthcare continuum. “The GSIHealthCoordinator solution is based on the tenet of ‘value based care.’ We enable the multi-disciplinary care team to coordinate efforts and add value to patient care delivery by managing populations, such as Medicare and Medicaid, or severe mental illness,” extols Jones.

GSI Health’s PHM offering has far-reaching effects on healthcare coordination. The solution operates on the principle of supporting better health and fiscal outcomes, such as reducing patient readmission to hospitals. “One of the most significant aspects of GSIHealthCoordinator is, understanding what care patients are receiving after being discharged from hospitals. Our platform not only monitors and records the patients’ health statuses, progress, and post-treatment factors, but allows the healthcare provider to truly partner on designing and executing their respective care paths,” Jones expresses.
These care teams may include care managers, physicians, psychiatrists, and social workers who act on socio-economic factors of patients are not conducive for the improvement in their health. Additionally, the firm’s implementation experience averts the need for hiring third-party consultants to speed up the deployment of care coordination solutions, which generally takes other vendors many months or even over a year to go live. “We are committed to speed-to-value for our customers. We can deploy our tools and configure them according to the participant’s workflow, allowing organizations to realize value and achieve care coordination goals in 45 - 90 days or less,” beams Jones. GSI Health solutions typically are implemented by dozens to hundreds of enterprises in any given healthcare community.


Our success validates the approach of tightly coupling care coordination and analytics to improve healthcare outcomes


In one instance, New York City customer managing Medicaid populations suffered from challenges in locating patients, tracking their medical conditions, and receiving any form of alert messages when patients entered into care. GSIHealthCoordinator enabled them to create virtual care teams across the community to engage with the patients using common tools for care coordination and transition. As a result, the providers were able to capture data, track, and manage the population’s health and reduce hospital readmission rates by nearly 60 percent within a year of patients being managed on the platform.

“Our success validates the approach of tightly coupling care coordination and analytics to improve healthcare outcomes,” surmises Jones, reinforcing the enabling mechanism to realize GSI Health’s vision —Healthcare Solved.

Company
GSI Health

Headquarters
Philadephia, PA

Management
LeRoy Jones, CEO

Description
A provider of population health management tools comprised of patient care coordination and advanced analytic capabilities

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