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FLAACOs Partners With Care Angel to Bring AI and Voice

MIAMI, Dec. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Miami-based Care Angel today announced a strategic partnership with the Florida Association of ACOs (FLAACOs), the premier professional organization for Accountable Care Organizations and value-based healthcare leaders throughout Florida, to offer Care Angel's AI and Voice powered Virtual Nurse Assistant, Angel, to FLAACOs' Statewide ACO membership.

Care Angel's innovative patient engagement, monitoring and management platform, SmartCare 3.0, brings Angel to life through a simple phone call on any voice-driven device, like a landline, cell phone or smartphone allowing providers to actively engage and manage their patient population in real-time. Care Angel's Virtual Nurse Assistant, Angel, conversationally checks-in with at-risk patient populations leveraging AI technology to enable scalable engagement with a focus on condition-specific health communication. Recent studies of at-risk populations have demonstrated patient engagement rates of 83 percent, readmission reduction of 63 percent and a $41 per patient per month net savings, by leveraging the Care Angel solution. Care Angel closes gaps in care between visits for the highest risk, highest cost patients while reducing hospitalization and readmissions.

Under the agreement, Care Angel will work with FLAACOs and its ACO members to take a proactive approach to implementing Care Angel's patient engagement, monitoring and management solution, to support FLAACOs members' patient care and financial goals.

Nicole Bradberry, CEO of FLAACOs, states "Florida's ACOs are leading the way in the shift toward fee for value supported by FLAACOs' focus on leveraging collaborative digital health solutions. Care Angel's innovative approach to active management of at-risk populations to drive better health and financial outcomes for our members aligns perfectly with our mandate as an organization."

Through the partnership, Care Angel and FLAACO will provide Florida's 40+ ACOs with pre-negotiated access to the Care Angel solution, ensuring their patients get the care they need, when they need it, without over-burdening existing clinical and administrative staff.

Care Angel's CEO, Wolf Shlagman, added "Meeting patients where they are, technologically, is one of the keys to scaling active patient engagement. The second critical element is the human touch, an empathetic voice that offers a better experience for the patient. And finally, for sustainably achieving high engagement and improved outcomes between visits, the interaction must be intelligent. Angel acts as an extension of the care team, proactively triaging those that are in need of intervention to a clinician, in real-time. Provider's success in a value-based care delivery arrangement depends on bringing these three things together. ACO physicians can consistently engage with their patients proactively using technology that their patients already have, allowing them to manage large patient populations much more effectively and efficiently at a dramatically lower cost." Care Angel's AI and voice solution is in use by major health systems, health plans, ACOs, MSOs and IPAs throughout the state of Florida and nationally.

ABOUT FLAACOs

FLAACOs', also known as the Florida Association of Accountable Care Organization, mission is to provide members a vehicle to collaborate, ensuring that each healthcare organization grows and thrives. The Florida-based association aligns goals to help member ACOs shift physician incentives and improve health-care outcomes across the state. FLAACOs provides a voice for the accountable care marketplace and its participating providers, payers, and individual physicians. The goal of FLAACOs is to provide advocacy and support to all Florida accountable care organizations so that together they can become the health-care models of the future. To learn more visit www.flaacos.com.

ABOUT CARE ANGEL

Care Angel offers the world's first voice AI, Virtual Nurse Assistant, Angel. Angel empowers the most effective, efficient and scalable way to engage monitor and manage large, at-risk populations with complex and chronic conditions, at the lowest cost starting with a simple phone call. Care Angel's multi-modal engagement platform helps providers and payers to close gaps in care by automating conversational, outbound check-in care calls, capturing regular updates on vitals and well-being and inform real-time interventions. The platform can also push personalized notifications to remote family and friends, strengthening the communication between patients, care teams and their family caregivers. Our solution is proven to reduce administrative and operational costs, reduce readmissions and improve medical and financial outcomes. For more information about Care Angel's solutions, please visit www.careangel.com.

MEDIA CONTACT
Kelly Gregorakis
305-788-4537
kgregorakis@careangel.com

Wednesday, December 20, 2017