Home cancer care platform Reimagine Care announced it is partnering with home care provider DispatchHealth to offer virtual home care for oncology patients.
Reimagine Care partners with providers and health plans to coordinate home care to avoid unnecessary hospital visits. Reimagine clinicians can remotely monitor patients, work with oncologists to determine if patients need additional services, and send home care workers to help.
Denver-based DispatchHealth allows patients to request an urgent care medical visit at home via phone or the company’s app or website. The care team includes a physician assistant or nurse practitioner and/or a medical technician. Care teams are supported remotely by an emergency medicine physician if needed.
Through the collaboration, cancer patients will have access to virtual home care as well as coordinated care between Reimagine Care, DispatchHealth and the patient’s primary oncology care team.
“Supporting patients virtually, through our experienced oncology clinicians, and at home through this partnership with DispatchHealth will ease many of the triage and symptom management demands on clinicians while improving the cancer care experience for patients and families theirs,” Dr. Pallav Mehta, medical director for Reimagine Care, said in a statement.
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Earlier this month, Reimagine Care announced the appointment of Dan Nardi as the new CEO. Nardi previously held the position of chief operating officer at employer-focused specialty care platform Carrum Health.
Last year, Reimagine scored $25 million in Series A funding. It also announced a partnership with complex care management platform Memora Health. Reimagine would use Memora’s clinical intelligence platform to expand its virtual care center to support cancer patients and caregivers at home.
DispatchHealth has too created several partnerships. Last month, the company said Georgia-based health care system Emory Healthcare would incorporate DispatchHealth’s Acute Care, Bridge Care and ED-to-Home programs into its offerings.
The company has also established partnerships with Blue Shield of California, Oklahoma’s Saint Francis Health System, Marshfield Clinic Health System and California-based virtual care company Included Health, which offers health care benefits and insurance navigation services, as well as virtual primary care, behavioral health, special and 24/7 urgent care appointments.
DispatchHealth took off $330 million in funding in November, bringing its total raised to over $700 million. The company scored $200 million in Series D funding a year ago.