NaviHealth Inc., a Cardinal Health company, recently acquired RightCare Solutions Inc., a health care service provider that offers specialized discharge and readmission management software.
Developed with the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, RightCare licenses its evidence-based decision-support technology to hospitals and health care systems to evaluate patients for post-acute care needs and identify risk of readmission.
“NaviHealth is a leader in value-based care, and is highly regarded within the post-acute care management space as a first-mover and a pioneer in combining leading technology with top clinicians,” RightCare Co-founder and CEO Eric Heil said. “In becoming part of NaviHealth, RightCare’s ability to benefit patients by reducing readmission and improving discharge management through a unique software-as-a-service model is furthered dramatically in a way that will bring enhanced value to the community of hospitals we serve."
In addition, naviHealth’s software licensing allows post-care providers to save time and money in managing referrals from nearby hospitals. The company’s automated software alleviates many of the weighty administrative tasks involved in the referral acceptance process.
“As the evolution toward value-based care and new payment models continues to gain momentum, health systems are increasingly recognizing the need to embrace new technologies that can help achieve lower costs and improved patient outcomes,” naviHealth CEO Clay Richards said.
Headquartered in Philedelphia, naviHealth serves nearly 2 million health plan members, and more than 75 hospitals and physician groups in 28 states.