NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 11, 2018)—Aspire Health and myNEXUS are pleased to announce a new collaboration focused on providing home health patients with a more comprehensive level of clinical support. Through the partnership, myNEXUS, a technology-driven care and benefit management platform, will help identify patients who may benefit from receiving additional home-based clinical support from Aspire Health’s team of physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers and chaplains. The partnership is designed to help ensure that patients receive the right level of care at the right time in the location of their choosing.
“By partnering together, myNEXUS and Aspire Health will be able to significantly improve the quality of care provided to patients with very complex medical needs,” said McArthur VanOsdale, CEO of myNEXUS. “By leveraging the unique strengths of each organization, we will be able to identify and provide more comprehensive support to patients and families who are facing some of the toughest times in their lives.”
Using a proprietary algorithm jointly developed by Aspire and myNEXUS, myNEXUS will identify patients who are receiving traditional home health services who may benefit from an additional layer of in-home clinical support. The algorithm leverages OASIS clinical data collected on myNEXUS’s proprietary technology platform to identify patients who are at high risk of hospitalization and/or likely to experience significant clinical decline in the coming months. Patients identified by myNEXUS will then be eligible for Aspire’s in-home services.
Patients enrolled on Aspire’s service receive in-home interdisciplinary care from Aspire’s team of specially trained physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, and chaplains. Aspire’s clinicians are experts in providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness, guiding patients and caregivers through difficult and complex treatment choices, and providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. Aspire’s physicians and advanced practice nurses are available to patients 24/7. Patients will remain eligible for traditional home health services while enrolled on Aspire’s service, with Aspire’s clinical team coordinating closely with the home health agency.
“Partnering with myNEXUS will allow us to positively impact the lives of more patients and families,” said Brad Smith, co-founder and CEO of Aspire Health. “The post-acute care space is evolving very rapidly across the country, and we believe partnerships like ours with myNEXUS are critical to ensuring that patients receive high-quality, integrated clinical care.”
The myNEXUS and Aspire partnership officially launched in December 2017 and has already identified several hundred patients who qualify for additional clinical support in their home. myNEXUS and Aspire intend to expand their partnership to additional health plans and at-risk provider groups in the coming months.