Advancing Senior- Appropriate Chronic Care Models
We’re creating an automated, connected and coordinated high-quality healthcare delivery system to drive the best clinical outcomes in the most cost-effective manner. The resulting annual savings to the healthcare system could be more than $45 billion a year*.
What is Automated, Connected and Coordinated Care?
The United States spends almost $3 trillion a year on healthcare. While nearly 75 percent of that spending is for the treatment and management of chronic diseases and their complications, our healthcare system is currently designed and optimized for acute care in a medical setting. We believe there is an enormous opportunity to redesign our healthcare system around a more continuous, more responsive, “automated, connected and coordinated” model of healthcare delivery at home, one specifically tailored to manage individuals both at-risk and suffering from chronic diseases. By continuously monitoring health status, and providing iterative feedback to patients in the form of subtle variations in behavior, dosages of medications, or specific treatments, we could manage chronic disease with an unprecedented level of care, keeping patients well and comfortable at their homes. Such continuous care could bring substantial savings by helping avoid expensive and burdensome complications and interventions. Estimates of cost savings from such an approach could include savings of $25 to $45 billion per year from reducing preventable readmissions and health complications, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association.See our research in Automated, Connected and Coordinated Care.
Our Work in Automated, Connected and Coordinated Care
Emmersiv: Autism Therapy
Behavioral therapy for kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is expensive and often unavailable. To address this, our “Emmersiv” project team is researching a supplemental therapy solution built on the Microsoft Kinect platform. We think this could save the health system up to $1 billion a year.See our Emmersiv Research