Atlantic General Hospital System Partners with Medocity to Expand Digital Patient Care Services
Atlantic General Hospital (AGH) and Medocity today announced a collaboration to enable expanded virtual care management capabilities for AGH patients with diabetes, chronic kidney disease, COPD, and heart failure. The not-for-profit community-based healthcare system originally launched their remote patient monitoring program in 2017 so care coordinators could closely follow the progress of individuals at greater risk of their health deteriorating after a hospital stay as well as those with certain chronic conditions, 24/7.
The new Medocity service, launched in October, allows for greater access to more patients with chronic conditions. The program will evolve over the next few months to include patients undergoing treatment for cancer as well as individuals recently discharged after surgery at Atlantic General, thereby further reducing avoidable hospitalizations and improving outcomes for patients throughout Maryland and Delaware.
“We are thrilled to help AGH bring care to their patients, especially during this pandemic when many patients are concerned about going out of their homes to get much-needed care,” said Laura Giostra, Sr. Director of Clinical Services at Medocity. “This is especially true with high-risk patients suffering from chronic conditions such as CHF and diabetes, and from complex illnesses such as cancer.”
The Medocity Digital Care Platform enables AGH providers to stay connected with their patients remotely, monitor symptoms and vital signs, receive real-time alerts, and interact with their patients via secure texting or televisits – all within the security of the same virtual ecosystem. In addition, patients will be able to access customized resources and guidance tailored for each individual to help address social determinants, including information directing patients back to AGH services through links to their own programs and clinics.
“Digital adoption and smartphone ownership have been rapidly increasing across our region, and we’ve made significant investments in telehealth to better service Atlantic General’s patient population, including our rural and underserved communities,” said Charles Gizara, director of integrated care management at AGH. “We’ve partnered with Medocity to help us deliver next-generation virtual services, furthering our commitment to improving health care in the communities we serve.”
About Atlantic General Hospital
Atlantic General Hospital has been providing quality health care to the residents of Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset (Md.), and Sussex (Del.) counties since May 1993. Built by the commitment and generosity of a dedicated community, the hospital’s state-of-the-art facility in Berlin, Md. combines old-fashioned personal attention with the latest in technology and services. Atlantic General Health System, its network of more than 25 primary care provider and specialist offices, care for residents and visitors throughout the region. For more information about Atlantic General Hospital, visit www.atlanticgeneral.org.
Medocity is a leading healthcare technology company transforming management of chronic and co-morbid conditions. The Medocity Digital Care Platform is the next generation in early and proactive intervention, enabling clients to deliver comprehensive virtual care programs for patients with any condition, anywhere in the world. The company’s award-winning HIPAA compliant solution connects all stakeholders in care, continuously monitors patient-reported data from hundreds of sources, and applies artificial intelligence to identify anomalies, send out alerts, and intervene when necessary — all in real-time, through one common ecosystem. Clinically proven across multiple chronic conditions and settings, the Medocity Platform increases engagement, improves outcomes and lowers total healthcare costs.
For more information, please visit www.medocity.com