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Chronic Care Company Engooden Partners With Two Health Associations

Chronic Care Company Engooden Partners With Two Health Associations

Chronic disease management company Engooden Health has announced partnerships with the Rural Health Association of Tennessee and with HAPevolve, a subsidiary of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP).

Boston-based Engooden offers scalable chronic care management (CCM) services and technology for physicians, health systems and payers to identify rising-risk and chronically ill patients.

The Tennessee partnership gives members of the RHA of TN access to technology-enhanced chronic care management (CCM) services between provider visits. Engooden said it will provide association members with the ability to scale personalized interventions for patients living with chronic diseases to help improve their quality of life and health outcomes.

Hometown Health Clinic, an Engooden Health customer and RHA of TN member, specializes in integrated primary care. Hometown Health treats the whole person’s health needs, including acute care and disease prevention through end of life. Part of its mission is to engage providers that live and work within the communities they serve.

“With the help of Engooden, we can reach our patients that are often hard to reach between clinic visits to check on their care, make sure they’re taking medications, following care plans, and determine if they need any additional services,” said Will Merrick, M.D., at Hometown Health Clinic, in a statement. “Engooden’s care navigators are instrumental in helping us gain a better understanding of the challenges our patients face when it comes to managing their chronic conditions. They empower patients with knowledge and resources that help them take control of their health.”

In Pennsylvania, HAP is a membership services organization that represents 235 Pennsylvania hospitals. Engooden is offering HAP members outsourced chronic care management services. Engooden said its proprietary technology surfaces actionable insights to its care navigators, allowing them to focus on the most clinically important updates and intervene with the right patients at the right time.

“We are pleased to welcome Engooden as a HAPevolve Industry Partner,” said Joe Tibbs, president of HAPevolve, in a statement. “We are well aware that chronic care management is a challenge that almost all providers face and we are excited to further develop the value of this partnership with Engooden.”

“By identifying rising-risk and chronically ill patients, then intervening at the right time, we focus on providing whole-person care on behalf of our customers. I am thrilled to work with HAPevolve and look forward to reaching more patients with chronic conditions in the Pennsylvania region,” said Tom Ferry, president and CEO of Engooden Health, in a statement. “With seamless EHR integrations and teams of skilled care navigators who manage the program, HAP members can quickly and efficiently implement Engooden and start reaching patients between provider visits.”