MORRISVILLE, N.C., Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Polyglot Systems and Medical Home Development Group have partnered to help practices provide more patient centered care. Medical Home Development Group is a leader in helping practices improve services and bottom lines, with over 75 years of healthcare consulting experience. Recently, it was selected by the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative (www.pcpcc.net) to assist health care organizations with Patient Centered Medical Home accreditation. By partnering with Polyglot, Medical Home Development Group can substantially augment these services.
Polyglot's technologies help patients and providers understand one another. The need for such technologies is severe. One third of the US population is "low health literate" and nearly 30 million Americans have limited English proficiency. These populations struggle to properly manage their health. They are more likely to be hospitalized, to mismanage chronic conditions, to experience medication errors, and to visit the emergency room.
By improving patient and provider understanding, Polyglot's products help its customers address these challenges and provide more effective, efficient and patient-centered care.
The Medical Home Development Group will now be able to provide its clients tools that help low health literate and non-English speaking patients understand and adhere to medication regimens, communicate when interpreters are not available, and even apply for health insurance, such as Medicaid and CHIP.
"There has always been a need for technologies that support the delivery of patient centered care. But with the tectonic shifts in healthcare now occurring as a result of the Affordable Care Act, this need has become truly acute. Our partnership with Polyglot will allow us to capitalize on this sea change and better serve our clients," said Audrey Whetsell, CEO of Medical Home Development Group.
About Medical Home Development Group
Medical Home Development Group's mission is to provide our clients with access to resources that will assist in planning for a complete Patient-Centered Medical Home. Whether you are a hospital co-op, solo practitioner or a 50 doctor group, we have the experience and background to suit your unique needs. Visit www.medicalhomegroup.net for additional information.
About Polyglot Systems
Polyglot creates technology that improves patient understanding, improving health outcomes and reducing costs. Our customers include hospitals, pharmacies, and community health centers. Visit www.pgsi.com for additional information.
Contact: Lisa Crites
Polyglot System, Inc.