Press Release | March 22, 2016

End-of-Life Pop Health Management & Community-Based Palliative Care


PHILADELPHIA – March 22, 2016 – Turn-Key Health, the market leader in end-of-life population health management, is partnering with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and Enclara Pharmacia to host the Executive Business Summit “Positioning for the Future,” Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 5:00-6:30 pm, in advance of NHPCO’s annual Management and Leadership Conference, Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland. Co-sponsorship of the event further elevates Turn-Key Health to create a network model that aligns community-based palliative care providers and payers, with patients.  This model uses technology and process to solve the problem of poor quality, low satisfaction, and extreme high cost during the last 18 months of life.

Greer Myers, president of Turn-Key Health and chief development officer of Enclara Pharmacia, says, “The strength of our model lies in the partnerships and collaborative spirit that we have engendered with hospice and palliative care providers to deliver advanced illness management to payers and health systems. Nationwide, these organizations rely on our proprietary predictive analytic solutions to identify patients who are likely to receive futile care during the end-of-of-life and informs how these patients should be cared for using scientifically validated interventions. The result is improved quality of life, higher member satisfaction, and decreased expense for the member and payer.”

Turn-Key Health is grounded in clinical and financial models that demonstrate that four percent of Medicare patients will experience greater than $24,000 in avoidable excess care every year. This $20 billion price tag on suboptimal care presents a significant opportunity to increase patient and caregiver satisfaction, improve the quality of care and decrease healthcare expenses. Multiple controlled studies indicate that this approach will decrease hospitalizations by as much as 43 percent, total spending by 33 percent and 30-day readmissions by 31 percent.

“Our proven solutions access payer claims data and uses predictive analytics to identify those patients who are likely to die within 18 months,” explains Myers. “We then utilize this data to populate our mobile palliative care, acute illness management platform.  Our partners get real-time dashboard views that can guide their patient assessments and interventions, enabling the highest quality care while avoiding an ‘over-medicalized’ end-of-life experience that so many people want to avoid.”


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