CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 06/10/14 -- Fallon Health, a nationally recognized, not-for-profit health care services organization, has selected Emmi Solutions, a leader in outcomes-driven patient engagement, to provide multi-modal programs that facilitate Shared Decision Making (SDM). In support of Fallon's company-wide effort to improve the quality of care while maintaining affordability, Fallon partnered with Emmi to initiate the coordinated effort and deploy the programs via its provider groups. The programs enable people to better understand their medical condition and determine the care pathway that's right for them.
"Well-informed members are part of the solution when it comes to reducing inappropriate tests and procedures," said Matt Collins, M.D., Senior Medical Director at Fallon Health. "By partnering with Emmi, Fallon can put the right tools in providers' hands so they can help our members understand complex health issues."
Emmi Solutions' suite of web-based, multimedia programs provides reliable, repeatable, actionable information to patients to support clinical conversations between providers and patients. Emmi® programs utilize simple language and compelling visuals to make sense of complex medical information. Select programs act as decision aids and are specially designed to support Shared Decision Making by asking about preferences, capturing goals, explaining risks and benefits associated with treatment options. The interactive programs can be shared with family and friends, guiding individuals to have meaningful conversations about treatment with all involved in the process.
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About Fallon Health
Founded in 1977, Fallon Health is a leading health care services organization that supports the diverse and changing needs of those we serve. In addition to offering innovative health insurance solutions and a variety of Medicaid and Medicare products, we excel in creating unique health care programs and services that provide coordinated, integrated care for seniors and individuals with complex health needs. Fallon has consistently ranked among the nation's top health plans, and is the only health plan in Massachusetts to have been awarded "Excellent" Accreditation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for its HMO, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid products.
About Emmi Solutions, LLC
Emmi's proprietary interactive communication methodology delivers actionable health information to patients via multiple modalities -- including computers, mobile phones and tablets -- at key moments across the continuum of care. Emmi's ability to connect with patients in language they understand at a time they are ready to learn and through the devices they already use has been demonstrated to help healthcare providers reduce costs, increase revenue and improve outcomes. The patented platform allows providers to track the delivery and consumption of information to measure the clinical and financial impact of patient engagement and meet regulatory guidelines. The web-based platform requires no installation or maintenance and can be used in stand-alone mode or fully integrated into existing systems. For more information, visit www.emmisolutions.com. Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook.