Intus Care Partners with Gary and Mary West PACE to Improve Care Outcomes
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Sep 15, 2022

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Photo: The West PACE Leadership Team welcomes Evan Jackson, CEO & Co-Founder, Intus Care and Will Mims, Director of Market Strategy, Intus Care

Intus Care, developer of a predictive analytics platform designed for geriatric health, today announced a partnership with Gary and Mary West PACE in San Marcos, CA. West PACE, a leading nonprofit Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, is utilizing Intus Care’s software analytics platform to optimize the care provided to its older adult participants, to increase organizational efficiency and lower costs associated with high-utilization events such as preventable falls and hospitalizations. West PACE is Intus Care’s first official partner in the state of California. 

Intus Care empowers geriatric care providers like West PACE to deliver more effective management and treatment to older adults through real-time data access. Its digital healthcare platform integrates with electronic health records, claims, and accounting software to highlight clinical risks in participants and display organizational data. This offers a holistic view of each PACE participant, allowing the West PACE team to plan, manage, and continue providing quality care to their population in the comfort of their homes. 

Intus Care currently works with over 25 PACE Programs in 11 states who are utilizing its predictive analytics platform and has entered a Letter of Understanding with the National PACE Association to pursue a strategic partnership. “Growing up in PACE, I saw first-hand the unique benefits PACE offers and wanted to follow in the footsteps of my mother to help grow and innovate the model care,” says Robbie Felton, CEO and co-founder, Intus Care. “After spending over a year working in PACE programs while undergraduate students at Brown University, we started building the Intus Care software to specifically serve PACE programs and empower care decisions to improve outcomes.” 

“We’re proud to support Gary and Mary West PACE in advancing their mission of enabling seniors to live in their communities independently by providing compassionate, comprehensive health and supportive care,” says Laura Ferrara, chief strategy officer, Intus Care. “By pioneering data-driven organizational changes through our predictive analytics platform, we look forward to helping West PACE achieve even better participant care and operational objectives.”

“We’re excited to work with Intus Care to continue to innovate the PACE model together, and ensure all our program participants benefit from the cutting-edge tools we use to maximize the quality of health care provided at West PACE,” said Ross Colt, MD, MBA, FAAFP, medical director, Gary and Mary West PACE. “Intus knows the PACE model and has existing relationships with 20 other PACE programs in the U.S. This is a battle-tested solution, and the company’s team has deep experience. My hope is that we can accelerate our performance curve to use data to decrease unnecessary emergency room visits and hospitalizations of seniors. We will empower our staff  with this data to make them better, stronger, and faster, in what they’re doing to provide care for vulnerable seniors that we are honored to serve.”

Rena Smith, executive director at Gary and Mary West PACE, and Ferrara, are co-presenting on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, at the National PACE Association Conference in Seattle, Washington. Conference attendees are welcome to attend the presentation or tune in virtually to learn about the partnership and how leveraging data to inform participant care is helping innovate PACE programs.

How Intus System Enhances the Health Care in Seniors

Intus Care leverages real-time data to monitor and predict clinical risk for all PACE program participants. Aggregating data from disparate sources, the PACE-specific prediction algorithms empower care decisions. The comprehensive participant views, acuity scores, and real-time status changes help providers move from reactive to proactive and mitigate unnecessary hospitalizations. The access to automated data analytics allows providers the ability to fully leverage their clinical expertise and dedicate time where it matters most, with participants.

About Intus Care

Intus Care synthesizes data to improve care and reduce hospitalizations for some of the most socially vulnerable and clinically complex patients in today’s healthcare system. The company has created a unique data-driven predictive analytics platform designed for organizations such as PACE programs, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and home care agencies. It easily integrates with existing electronic health records, claims, and financial software to automatically extract and analyze data. By highlighting participant risk and care-focused information, the Intus Care software empowers clinicians, nurses, and other care providers by informing decisions that improve outcomes and reduce unnecessary costs. Learn more at intuscare.com.

About Gary and Mary West PACE

Established with a grant from the Gary and Mary West Foundation, West PACE is a program providing all the care and services for older adults and people over age 55 who live in North County San Diego and meet state requirements for nursing home level of care. Those who are Dually Eligible for Medicare and MediCal, or for MediCal only, will not be charged co-payments for services. Others who wish to pay privately may also enroll in the program. To apply or learn more about eligibility, contact Gary and Mary West PACE at (760) 280-2230 or visit their website at westpace.org.

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