Home is the new site of care

Care is moving to the home at an increasingly rapid pace and non-traditional players are placing big bets and developing in-the-neighborhood and in-the-home strategies. How can traditional healthcare compete?

We've been actively working to identify the best innovations in technology to support the independence and individual needs of those we serve. Ōmcare is what we’ve been looking for.

– Brett Anderson, SVP and Chief Ecosystem & Operations Officer at Ecumen

The need and solution

Loss of independence is a fear for many, and the pressure to find the right care be significant and stressful—especially for aging adults or people with ongoing mental or chronic health concerns.

The Ōmcare Home Health Hub engages family and healthcare professionals to help manage medication and provide the necessary remote care and connection in the home.

Aging in place

The US Department of Commerce projects the number of adults older than 75 will double by 2040.1 Assisted living technology enables transitional care, and can allow more seniors to stay home longer.

Chronic conditions

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) cites that nearly half of Americans have at least one chronic condition.2 Living at home offers comfort to all ages of people with chronic conditions.

1. United States Country Dashboard: Population by Age.” International Data Base (IDB). United States Census Bureau. Accessed February 11, 2021.
2. “An Empirical Study of Chronic Diseases in the United States: A Visual Analytics Approach.” US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, March 1, 2018. 

Mental health

The National Institute of Health reports that about 26% of adults have one or more diagnosable mental disorders.2 For this population, having an everyday connection with an advocate offers stability.

 

2. Mental Health Disorder Statistics.” John Hopkins Medicine. Accessed February 11, 2021.

A growing population and caregiver shortage

While the aging population continues to grow, caregivers are diminishing
– leaving opportunities to integrate technology into the solution.

4:1


Expected ratio of caregivers to seniors by 2030, half of today’s levels

$3.8T


Chronic medical conditions are the #1 driver of $3.8T healthcare cost in U.S.

50%


of people taking medication are non-adherent costing >$300B annually

68%


of ages 65+ have two or more concurrent chronic medical conditions

20%


of the population will be ages 65+ in 2030

37%


of ages 65+ use five or more prescription medications

The Omcare Home Health Hub with different care options displayed and pills in the tray.

Win the home with Ōmcare

The Ōmcare Home Health Hub allows you to completely customize so you can serve up your existing capabilities while integrating with our medication adherence solution.

Pharmacy home-delivery

Nurse line

Care coordination

Telehealth

Direct observed therapy

House calls

Value of Ōmcare

The Ōmcare Home Health Hub® allows you to serve up your existing
capabilities while integrating with our medication adherence solution.

Omcare Home Health Hub with the screen enlarged to demonstrate how a brand could customize it.
Increased revenue

Add additional services, conduct annual wellness visits, reduce churn, and improve star ratings.

Decreased cost of care

By improving adherence in 50% of 1000 hypertensive diabetic patients, you save $1500 per member per year.

Operational efficiency

Medication assistance service is 80% more effective than “Door Med Pass” service while not requiring a credentialed call center.

How it works

Ōmcare offers a new standard for care coordination and improved outcomes.

Coordinate

It creates natural channels of communication between healthcare professionals and families, enabling coordinated transitions.

Dispense

It does more than sort pills. It accurately dispenses pre-slit packages of multi-dose medication at the right time.

Interact

Efficient communication is possible with an interactive interface that allows for video calling and visual confirmation of medication adherence.

Inform

Dispensing data and video observation enable reporting when doses are missed or taken incorrectly, rather than depending on self-reporting.

How Ōmcare is different

Ōmcare offers a new standard for care coordination and improved outcomes.

Coordinate

It creates natural channels of communication between healthcare professionals and families, enabling coordinated transitions.

Dispense

It does more than sort pills. It accurately dispenses pre-slit packages of multi-dose medication at the right time.

Interact

Efficient communication is possible with an interactive interface that allows for video calling and visual confirmation of medication adherence.

Inform

Dispensing data and video observation enable reporting when doses are missed or taken incorrectly, rather than depending on self-reporting.

Ōmcare in the details

A customizable telehealth portal that enables one-touch access to care and promises red med, right time, right person.

  • Open API telehealth portal
  • 2 and 3-way video calls
  • Face-to-face care coordination
  • Dispenses pouched medication direct from the pharmacy
  • Two camera system for medication & patient visibility
  • Visual confirmation of right med, right time, right person
  • Camera-based biometrics

Pilot study underway

Ōmcare has partnered with Ecumen and Thrifty White Pharmacy to evaluate the ability of using Ōmcare to improve medication adherence, reduce the cost of care and increase customer satisfaction.

Ecumen caregivers are providing remote care and medication assistance via the Ōmcare Home Health Hub. Ōmcare is preloaded with up to a 30-day supply of pouched, multi-dose medication from Thrifty White Pharmacy.

Results of the pilot study are expected in late 2022.

Extending the reach of caregivers while maintaining quality and reducing cost is critical for our healthcare system today, and technology like the Ōmcare system will support this aim.

-Jeannine Rivet, Former CEO UnitedHealthcare, Optum
and board member of Ōmcare

Partnership opportunities

Ōmcare is exploring partnerships with organizations that are seeking to increase access, improve health outcomes and reduce cost by bringing care into the home.

Partners include: Senior care facilities and home health agencies, Medicare Advantage plans, prescription fulfillment providers, medication management programs, and wearables and biometrics.

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