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