OneCare

OneCare Launches Innovative Adherence Management System

MagnaCare Signs On as First Major Healthcare Customer
MARIETTA, GA – OneCare’s groundbreaking new system for medical case management is being rolled out to chronically ill patients by MagnaCare, a Brighton Health Plan Solutions business with more than 500,000 covered lives in the Northeast.

  • OneCare, based in metro Atlanta, combines cutting-edge technology with social media, behavioral change methods and family-based communication strategies to revolutionize case management for the chronically ill. The cloud-based, HIPAA-compliant OneCare system:
  • Provides current and accurate information on chronically ill and high claims risk members without relying on patient self-recording.
  • Utilizes social media and mobile apps to involve family members in day-to-day case management.
  • Creates immediate, positive reinforcements for behavior change by setting up cloud-based reporting solutions with high-quality wireless devices such as weight scales, blood pressure cuffs, blood glucose monitors, and more, resulting in improved care plan adherence.
  • Dispatches an implementation manager to help patients and family members set up and use the program.
  • Automatically delivers reminders to patients to take readings and medications.
  • Automatically monitors compliance with reminders and sends alerts to the patient’s care team, including family members, when reminders are not followed and when adverse readings are transmitted. This capability helps to prevent the avoidable episodes of care.
  • Allows integration with third-party applications, consumer health trackers and medical devices, reducing costs and easing implementation.

The OneCare platform includes clinical content that encompasses education based on clinical practice guidelines, daily general and disease specific assessment questions, and the ability to track vital signs and health indicators such as sleep quality, mood and exercise. By combining these elements of education and health information that are shared across the care team of family members, caregivers, patients/clients and healthcare professionals, it creates a continuum of informed and activated users all contributing to optimal patient care.

More than 60% of all healthcare costs result from preventable causes like poor patient adherence with their doctor’s care plans. “OneCare is an adherence management platform. Our goal is to help patients adhere to their physician’s care plan. We want the best results for people whose health is at risk with a chronic illness,” said Gary Austin, founder and CEO of OneCare. “Greater adherence means lower health risk and financial risk, lowering the costs to the health plan and creating a healthier member. OneCare’s platform is a breakthrough. It’s the health care system that patients, families and clinicians can all use to connect, collaborate, and manage care together.”

Aubrey Daniels International, a management consultancy that developed OneCare’s customized behavioral psychology programs, wrote, “OneCare combines the best in IT with behavioral techniques that have been proven effective for over 80 years and in our practice for over 40 years. The OneCare IT platform requires very little effort for the patient and family to track and it provides positive, immediate, certain reinforcement through the connected family members, resulting in improved behaviors necessary to manage their health.”

EvaluaideSM, Presented by MagnaCare, a Brighton Health Plan Solutions business.
OneCare’s newest client is MagnaCare’s population health platform EvaluaideSM. More than 500,000 people enjoy health care coverage from MagnaCare through group health plans offered by commercial employers and Taft-Hartley funds. With the utilization of EvaluaideSM, they have identified the people with chronic illnesses and high claims risk and offered them unique and personalized services. EvaluaideSM is implementing the OneCare system for their custom participant portal, which is a service that will powerfully elevate their case management and risk management capabilities. Melissa Sirola, director of EvaluaideSM, RN, MSN, MBA, MagnaCare, says, “The EvaluaideSM Participant Portal, powered by OneCare, offers a consistent clinical approach for members to follow. It provides chronic health condition-specific education, and creates proactive reminders via text, email and phone that prompt patient engagement and adherence to the care plan. By involving family members and friends in this care team notification process, members benefit from timely behavior changes that positively impact their healthcare. The platform is a powerful enhancement to the EvaluaideSM program”

OneCare met the needs of EvaluaideSM, which included the following:

• HIPAA Compliance
• Branding Capabilities
• Multiple Languages
• Ease of Use by Case Managers and Participants
• Reporting
• Dashboard for Nurse Management
• Educational Materials
• Clinical Pathways
• Flexibility
• Growth Potential
• Care Team Concept
• Push Notification Reminders versus Daily Self Log In
• Multiple Functionality

Implementation Comments from EvaluaideSM Case Managers and Nurses Regarding OneCare
• We are really excited about this project and the platform is exceptional.
• The platform is amazing and the demonstration was great.
• The platform is exceptional. It gets better each time I use it.
• Thanks to your programming/IT team for your brilliance and your flexibility.
• We are building a superior product at MagnaCare and I am proud to be a part of the process.
• You have an extraordinary group of people.

While the patient is the primary beneficiary, the OneCare system also benefits multiple stakeholders in healthcare services, as follows:

Case management companies that utilize OneCare will have a competitive advantage that will increase compliance rates, reduce claim risk and improve the company’s value to the TPA, employer health plan, reinsurance underwriter and benefit consultant.

TPAs will be able to offer a valuable service that sets them apart from their competition by demonstrating superior case management capability.
Reinsurance underwriters will have better information to assess risk, including compliance rates in the early stages and claim history in later years.
Employer health plans will have better information to forecast future costs, and will know their members are receiving a service that will help them improve their health and hopefully return to work.

Benefit consultants can provide clients with better cost and forecasting information.
Healthcare providers will have patients who adhere to the care plans they prescribe more consistently and are supported by a team of connected family members.
Family caregivers can coordinate care with less time, effort, worry and stress, as OneCare automates and simplifies caregiving tasks.

Michael Remeika, president of Creative Risk Underwriters, LLC, said, “As a stop loss underwriter, our desire is for groups to proactively manage chronic conditions within their plans. Non-compliance with a treatment plan leads to acute issues that are costly, both to the plan and to the patient’s well being. The OneCare program addresses the issue of non-compliance, which in turn will reduce the high cost of acute situations.”

For more information, contact:
Gary Austin, CEO
OneCare LLC
(404) 405-7665
gary.austin@onecare.me

Happy Memorial Day!

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We often spend Memorial Day weekend with friends and family, having parties and BBQs, or boating on a lake. The weekend is spent celebrating a holiday that gives us a day off work, and more time for doing what we love.

Enjoy the weekend! But also….

Remember and honor the ultimate sacrifice.
Celebrate the incredible commitment, courage & service.

Thank you from all of us at OneCare!

 

Parkway Place Activity Center

This past Thursday, May 19th, our office building at Parkway Place had a Grand Opening Celebration for their new Activity Center!

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The 1500 sq. ft. Activity Center features high fashion decor and lighting, and is provided by the Parkway Center management for the benefit and enjoyment of its tenants. It will be open all hours everyday and can even be reserved for special private events!

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Amenities include comfortable seating, tables for casual meetings or gatherings, professional grade ping pong table and a shuffleboard table!

Our team will certainly be putting the space to good use throughout the year! We are thoroughly enjoying our new office life at Parkway Place!

Team Thursdays

Get to know OneCare! Each Thursday we will be featuring a member of our Team!


Andrew Stacey
Solutions Architect

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Background

I have over 16 years experience in IT managing infrastructures of diverse sizes and supporting end users.  I have worked in retail, telecommunications, construction and now healthcare and love the challenge a new environment brings.

Role with OneCare

I am the Systems Administrator managing our cloud infrastructure as well as helping develop our web and mobile applications.

Most Excited About…

I love that at OneCare we are developing a solution to help people proactively take charge of their own health and wellness.

Life Outside of OneCare

I have been married to my amazing wife Brooke for 21 years.  We have two daughters, Taylor (21) and Cami (18).  My faith and my family are the most important things in my life.  Outside of work I enjoy hanging out with friends and family, playing guitar, being in the gym, or being in the kitchen.

 

Team Thursdays

Get to know OneCare! Each Thursday we will be featuring a member of our Team!


James Reed
Software Architect

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Background

James has 30 years of designing and engineering software on multiple computer platforms including mainframes, PC servers, web, and mobile.  Having served in the Counterintelligence community with the United States Marine Corp, he designed the military’s first portable database system for tracking terrorists and manpower manifesting.  Later he served in the fortune 500 arena with Kellwood Company, he managed IT for the 2.4 billion dollar organization.  While at Kellwood he also designed some of the first bilingual systems to manage offshore textile manufacturing and producing US Customs documentation prior to the internet era.  He worked with AT&T managing IT for 77 locations in 5 different states and designed some of the first web based operational reports and tools.  He continues to hold high level security clearances and remains in the intelligence community with TSCM Security Services, a technical surveillance and countermeasures organization, assisting the federal government with web based defense contracting software, evaluating network vulnerabilities, and migration of internal government systems to the cloud.  James is also the copyright holder to his own cloud based ERP system known as the Enterprise Automated Support Environment (EASE) for small businesses.

Role with OneCare

My primary role is software development on the OneCare Platform as well as implementing mobile solutions for getting OneCare available on Android and iOS.

Most Excited About…

Through continuing education and self-motivation James stays on the cutting edge of the latest trends, techniques, technological advancements and software tools available. James looks forward to bringing these tools to OneCare’s self-care platform!

Life Outside of OneCare

Married with 5 children (2 Step Daughters, 1 Step Son, and 2 daughters of my own) very much a family oriented person who enjoys the outdoors playing badminton, ping pong, and shooting pool.  When away from the computer also enjoys working with wood building anything from dog houses to furniture to small trinkets.  James assists vets with their transition back to civilian life after their military career.  Recently signed up with the Marine Recon Foundation who also assists vets with problems and struggles.

Next Week: Saloni Gupta, Software Developer 

Team Thursdays

Get to know OneCare! Each Thursday we will be featuring a member of our Team!


Cynthia Florence
Solutions Architect

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Background

I am an IT Professional with over 23 years of experience.  I’ve worked for several fortune 500 companies in diverse roles. My background includes full stack software development, systems analysis, technical leadership, and project management.  I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Johnson & Wales University and hold a B.S. in Computer Information Science.

Role with OneCare

My primary role is software development on the OneCare Platform as well as implementing software development standards for the OneCare Team.

Most Excited About…

I am most excited about developing software that will promote healthy living through self-care.

Life Outside of OneCare

I have a chocolate Labrador Retriever named Hershey who is the furry love of my life!  I enjoy running and I’m training for my third Marathon.  I adopted a vegetarian lifestyle nine years ago and love it! I am also a Certified Holistic Health Coach and enjoy helping people improve their lives.

 


Next Week: James Reed, Software Architect

Team Thursdays

Get to know OneCare! Each Thursday we will be featuring a member of our Team!


Sam Eller
Bluetooth Developer

 

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Background

Sam has worked for a few startups in his short career after graduating with a BS in Computational Media from Georgia Tech. He has experience with making mobile applications for the healthcare industry and bluetooth device integration for other projects and contract work. Sam is responsible for the Georgia Aquariums’ bluetooth infrastructure that tracks guests locations through exhibits.

Role with OneCare

Sam’s focus for OneCare is to integrate a suite of Bluetooth devices with the Platform to be used for automatic logging of important health data. The idea is to make the process as seamless as possible for individuals with chronic conditions!

Most Excited About…

Sam is excited to experiment with various medical bluetooth devices, Amazon Echo as well as Android Wear and Tizen wearables! The applications for these devices for OneCare are limitless!

Life Outside of OneCare

Sam is an independent game developer as a hobby. He is also engaged to be married in the fall of 2016 and is very happy!


Next Week: Cynthia Florence, Solutions Architect

Team Thursdays

Get to know OneCare! Each Thursday we will be featuring a member of our Team!


Jason Hammel
Device/IT Manager & Sales Support

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Background

A man of many hats and disciplines both professionally and vocationally. I went from custom woodworking to becoming a licensed insurance agent. I worked for several years in the individual health plan insurance industry as an agent, sales support, customer service, and client retention specialist. I have spent the last 5 yrs working with OneCare raising awareness in the marketplace, raising capital, and business development.

Role with OneCare

I will be continuing my roles with OneCare in Sales Support, business development, raising awareness of OneCare in the marketplace, and being an outstanding representative of OneCare to the best of my ability. I will also being taking on new roles in hardware and device management along with supporting the overall team at OneCare.

Most Excited About…

With all honesty I am more than excited to come into work everyday. There is a leadership at OneCare that draws the best out of its team. Our environment is constantly innovating and organically evolving. There is a sense that we are always a step ahead of the market. It is an honor to work with each individual on the team. To learn and to grow with each other towards a common goal. The sense that we are doing something more than just building a business. We are contributing to the overall well being and health of our family, friends, neighbors, and community. Exciting times indeed!

Life Outside of OneCare

My faith is a huge part of my life. Matter of fact it is my main thing. One day I hope to grow up to be a philanthropist 🙂 Currently I am involved in more grass roots versions of philanthropy. I see it as priming the pump for bigger things. I am deeply in love with my wife and my children (ages 15,7,5) – I enjoy backpacking, hiking, rock climbing, and just getting out into the wilderbush. I married my climbing partner but then became a parent. Now that my littlest ones are getting older we are getting out more as a family and building a sense of adventure into our children.

Next Week: Sam Eller, Bluetooth Developer

Team Thursdays

Get to know OneCare! Each Thursday we will be featuring a member of our Team!


Jennifer Tawney
Administrative Assistant

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Background

OneCare is the third company for which I have been an Administrative Assistant. I have several years of experience in Customer Service and HR, as well.

Role with OneCare

I am Gary’s Administrative Assistant and am also in charge of most HR tasks for OneCare.

Most Excited About…

I am excited to be working with such a talented team of people, and to be a part of a company that is going to help drastically change the lives of those who have chronic/terminal health issues and their families for the better.

Life Outside of OneCare

I have been married for 13 years to my husband, Dave, and we have 5 children. I love spending time with my family, especially in the outdoors (hiking, fishing, 4-wheeling, camping). I also love to cook.


Next Week: Jason Hammel, Device Manager & Sales Support