Remote healthcare technology platform collaboratehealth is partnering with MedBridge Healthcare, a provider of sleep laboratory management services and home sleep apnea testing to hospitals and physician practices, to utilize MedBridge’s comprehensive sleep diagnostic services to reduce readmission rates among patients with sleep disorders.
collaboratehealth is integrating MedBridge’s technology with its remote care platform to enable early engagement, faster diagnosis, follow-up treatment, and health coaching for when patients are discharged from the hospital.
“We’re excited to add MedBridge to our arsenal of best-in-breed offerings to further reduce preventable 30-day readmissions while improving patient satisfaction for health systems we serve,” says Charlie Caperton, vice president of collaboratehealth, in a release. “Utilizing MedBridge’s comprehensive inpatient and at-home sleep program allows us to simplify the process of screening, diagnosing, and treating previously undiagnosed sleep apnea to reduce readmission rates for patients who have sleep disorders. Together we offer patients and providers a more accessible, convenient, and cost-efficient approach to addressing serious and significantly under-diagnosed sleep disorders that result in costly readmissions.”
John Mathias, chief development officer at MedBridge Healthcare, says in a release, “We are eager to work with collaboratehealth to provide a more holistic approach to reducing hospital readmissions and lowering overall healthcare costs. We are proud of the work we’ve done supporting hospitals with sleep screening, diagnosing, and ensuring adherence to prescribed therapy for sleep disorders. collaboratehealth’s software platform considers all of the patient’s post-hospital needs from sleep apnea screening to medication reconciliation. Healthcare does not stop when the patient leaves the hospital; this post-discharge offering makes it easier for hospital professionals to ensure their patients receive the education, coaching, and at-home monitoring required to prevent readmissions and improve patient care and clinical outcomes.”