Call9, a telehealth pioneer for the nursing home industry, was selected to demo its proprietary data analytics and telemedicine platform at the U.S. House of Representatives’ Health Care Innovation Showcase on March 7 in Washington, DC. Call9’s solution delivers bedside acute care to patients in nursing homes by connecting on-site first responders and remote Emergency Medicine physicians, resulting in superior patient outcomes that prevent unnecessary and costly trips to the Emergency Department.
The Innovation Showcase was developed by the Health Care Innovation Caucus to give members of Congress and their staff exposure to the latest innovations happening in the healthcare industry. U.S. Representatives Mike Kelly (R-PA), Ron Kind (D-WI), Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) and Ami Bera, MD (D-CA) founded the Innovation Caucus in 2018 to advance legislation that encourages innovation that improves the quality of care and lowers costs for consumers.
“As the healthcare system shifts to value-based care models that reward quality over quantity, opportunities like the Innovation Showcase are valuable in showing Congressional leaders how solutions like Call9 can improve access to care for a patient population that both needs and deserves it,” said Timothy C. Peck, MD, Call9’s Cofounder and CEO. “We are encouraged by the efforts of this Caucus and many others in Congress to advance bipartisan legislation that brings proven innovative technology solutions to Medicare beneficiaries.”
Call9 lent technical assistance to the Reducing Unnecessary Senior Hospitalizations (RUSH) Act, which was introduced in the last Congress and is expected to be reintroduced this month. The RUSH Act would improve access to care for patients in nursing homes by bringing emergency and critical care to the bedside of patients as opposed to bringing them to the Emergency Department.
Call9’s interdisciplinary approach both improves patient outcomes and quality of life while also reducing costs. With Call9’s solution, patients are able to be seen by physicians, be diagnosed, receive treatment and remain in their own nursing home bed when hospital trips are unnecessary, lowering hospitalizations by more than 50% in facilities that employ the service. Since its founding in 2015, Call9 has delivered life-changing care to thousands of patients, recording 130,000 first responder visits and more than 28,000 telemedicine visits.
Call9 provides Emergency Medicine without brick and mortar limitations. Call9 humanizes telemedicine by connecting on-site, emergency-trained first responders to remote Emergency Medicine physicians, delivering care to patients at their bedside in nursing homes and rehabs. The company’s embedded care model approach is a replacement of 911 and subsequent hospitalizations and readmissions, lowering healthcare costs while improving care outcomes. Learn more at call9.com.