Over half the people under medical care in the US do not get the care recommended by the National Guidelines. These gaps in care cause pain and suffering for the patient and increase health care expenses for the payer.
These ‘Gaps in medical care’ cause pain and suffering to the patient and increase expenses to the payer (individual, employer, health plan or government). In the short term they force the patient to visit the emergency room and lead to unplanned hospital admissions. In the long run they lead to complications like blindness, heart attack, stroke, amputations, kidney failure and delayed diagnosis of cancers (skin, colon, breast, cervix and others).
ARAM addresses these gaps through a user-friendly, web-based, health-coach supported, interactive program written at a sixth grade level of understanding. Patients answer questions about their health status and get a written ‘Report Card’ identifying the gaps in the individual’s medical care; outcomes of not addressing them and how to address those gaps. The patient also gets a to-do list (Action Card) in writing, of actions need to be taken by him/her and the provider (physician) to fix those gaps.
“Our goal is that in the next six months healthcare for each member is optimized based on National Guidelines, so that they can enjoy a healthy and therefore happy, long life. The payer gets better value for every dollar spent through optimal care and also achieves better HEDIS scores”, said Dr Anup, CEO of ARAM Total Health Management.
In addition to the report card and the action card ARAM provides multiple learning opportunities including access to ARAM library where one can learn from hundreds of medical topics in read, audio and video formats; download time being less than 10 seconds even on slow speed internet connection.
“Whereas most Disease Management programs ‘touch’ 3 to 6% of those with illnesses, our program can ‘touch’ everyone; including the sick and the healthy. Since ARAM provides both Disease Management and Wellness Management from the same platform, it becomes easy for the patients to get a comprehensive evaluation of their total health status; that too in the privacy of their homes”, said Lee, The President for ARAM.
ARAM’s clients range from individuals, self-funded healthplans, Managed Care Organizations and many others. In short anyone who either suffers or stand to suffer in future because of a medical illness or any one who has to pay for the healthcare expenses benefits from using ARAM services.
ARAM Licenses its product lines to HMOs, PPOs, MSOs, IPAs and others. ARAM also provides them Short Term Risk Stratification (STRS) and Long Term Risk Stratification (LTRS) through its interactive and dynamic Predicting Modeling tool. Those at higher risk of Emergency room visit (non-accidental) or unplanned hospital admission in the near future are identified and can be addressed on a priority basis by the healthcoaches. This interactive, dynamic, real time, risk stratification from ARAM is unique in the industry and will help better resource-utilization by the healthplans through targeted, priority-based interventions further reducing cost of care.
About ARAM Total Health Management
ARAM Total Health Management (araminfo.info) is a New Jersey based company that provides traditional telephonic Disease Management, Web based Wellness and Disease Management and Women Care to health plans, self-funded employers and individuals. Located in West Long Branch the company started operation in January 2004. K Lee is the President and DrAnup CEO.