Intel-GE Care Innovations, a joint venture between Intel Corporation and GE Healthcare is expanding its relationship with the Center for Telehealth at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) to establish an Innovation Living Lab. The new Innovation Living Lab will create and evaluate new models of care using remote care management technology and approaches to patient behavior change that will facilitate improvements in health outcomes.
On Feb. 24, UMMC announced its plans for the Center for Telehealth to move to the new Venyu Technology Center in 2016 where this Innovation Living Lab will be housed. The goal of the Lab is to build a series of Innovation Projects and operationalize those that most effectively connect the care continuum to the home, beyond the walls of a hospital.
Care Innovations’ expanded work with UMMC also aims to develop a Training and Education Center for care providers (including formal caregivers, family caregivers and other staff). The Center will have both a physical location and a virtual hub for distance learning and remote access.
“In the traditional health-care setting, the patient’s condition and activity in the home is rarely accessible to clinicians,” said Dr. Kristi Henderson, Chief Telehealth and Innovation Officer at UMMC in a statement. “What we’re trying to do here is explore various approaches and locations for care delivery, and a key piece of that is extending care into the home. Our work with Care Innovations has already demonstrated the value of care and data collection in the home, and we’re excited to build upon our successes.”
Care Innovations already has been working with UMMC on a population health model – the Diabetes Telehealth Network – which leverages telehealth technology delivered over high-speed mobile broadband connections and is designed to improve the health of participants while also reducing the total cost of care.