Expanding remote monitoring services to patients in L.A. County aligns with LACMA’s vision of enabling providers to spend more time treating—and delivering quality care to—patients
LOS ANGELES, CA – February 16, 2021: The Los Angeles County Medical Association (LACMA) seeks to resolve the healthcare and healthcare delivery problems of tomorrow. It is with that focus – and the backdrop of the COVID-19 healthcare crisis – that they have identified Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) as an opportunity to enhance the delivery of care to patients, and Optimize Health as the exclusive RPM partner for their 7,000+ physician members.
Recent findings demonstrate the important role remote monitoring solutions will play in patient care; 70% of those who used condition-specific RPM, such as medication adherence devices, pacemakers, and blood sugar monitors, found them effective at managing their health and wellness. And with more than 133 million Americans having at least one chronic disease, the impact of monitoring those conditions will be significant – both in driving better patient health outcomes and decreasing the $1.6 trillion spent on treating them each year.
In California alone, nearly 700 hospitalizations per 100,000 people are potentially preventable through effective chronic care management and access to high-quality primary care. “LACMA is constantly looking for ways to help physicians and improve the patient experience while generating revenue for medical practices to groups. Our partnership with Optimize Health leverages technology that makes it easy for the physician while delivering great care to patients. Optimize Health also integrates data-sharing so that providers can prevent problems in addition to solving them,” said Gustavo Friederichsen, CEO of LACMA.
The Optimize Health platform is uniquely positioned to help LACMA members across specialties effectively treat patients diagnosed with a number of chronic conditions, including:
- Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes (Blood Glucose)
- Hypertension (Blood Pressure)
- Heart Failure (Weight, Blood Pressure, Medications)
- Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse (Medication Adherence and Behavioral Health Surveys)
- Obesity (Weight)
- COPD (Pulse Oximetry)
“Our platform enables improved access to care, more favorable health outcomes, and contained healthcare costs,” said Mark Richards, SVP of Sales at Optimize Health. “This partnership enables LACMA’s membership to connect with their patients in new ways, further enhancing the doctor/patient relationship while also providing new revenue opportunities, which is especially important as so many have seen significant declines as a result of COVID-19.”
2021: A year of growth
The partnership comes on the back of a noteworthy year for Optimize Health. In 2020, the company saw 400% year-over-year revenue growth, expanded its teams in every department, and raised a $15.6 million Series A financing round. Looking ahead to 2021, the organization looks to build upon these gains even further by adding new devices to their portfolio, expanding upon their interoperability functionality, launching a patient mobile application, and overhauling their monitoring-as-a-service offering.
Richards continued, “In addition to remote care delivery, LACMA’s members can use the platform to optimize revenue cycle management and help ensure regulatory compliance for the services rendered. Our software automates almost all of the typical note-taking and administrative requirements of RPM, freeing up providers and staff to spend more time with patients.”
To learn more about this partnership and the exclusive Optimize Health pricing available to LACMA members, Los Angeles area physicians can visit https://www.optimize.health/lacma.
ABOUT OPTIMIZE HEALTH
Established in 2019 by experienced digital health entrepreneurs Jeff LeBrun and Chuks Onwuneme, Optimize Health makes it easy for healthcare providers to offer patient-centric, reimbursable remote patient monitoring. Optimize Health’s solution offers a wide selection of affordable devices, which integrate seamlessly with its easy-to-use technology platform, empowering patients and providers alike to improve health outcomes and contain costs.
To learn more about the company’s remote patient monitoring solutions for healthcare providers, visit https://www.optimize.health/.
ABOUT LOS ANGELES COUNTY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
The Los Angeles County Medical Association (LACMA) is an organization of more than 7,000 dedicated physicians who advocate quality healthcare for all patients and serve the professional needs of its members. The group serves to represent its professional members in public policy, government relations, and community relations. The organization was founded in 1871 and is a constituent of the California Medical Association (CMA). LACMA, together with CMA physicians, strives to preserve and protect the noble pursuit of healthcare delivery. To learn more about how LACMA serves the L.A. County physician community, visit https://www.ladocs.org/.
For media inquiries, contact:
Kristin Faulder (on behalf of Optimize Health)
Gustavo Friederichsen (on behalf of LACMA)
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