Cleveland Clinic Chosen as "Smart Care Medical Center"

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 General News
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Edison Healthcare Adds Cleveland Clinic to its Smart Care Program to Provide Employers with Solutions to Address Rising Healthcare Costs

TULSA, Okla., March 19, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The cost of medical care continues to rise across the country and

Edison Healthcare is helping self-insured employers overcome this obstacle. Edison Healthcare provides access for its employer partners by providing their employees with the best Smart Care Medical facilities across the country. And for heart care, many of the employees they work with will now be headed to Cleveland Clinic, offering access to complex cardiac surgery at Cleveland Clinic's Heart & Vascular Institute.

For 24 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Cleveland Clinic's heart program No. 1 in the nation for cardiovascular care.

Employees and their dependents who are part of the Edison Healthcare program will now be able to have consultations and heart care at Cleveland Clinic with no out-of-pocket cost. Edison Healthcare also covers the cost for travel, lodging, and food for the patient and their caregiver. Programs like Edison Healthcare bring employers and leading hospitals together to help keep costs down through better outcomes and bundled pricing – a single payment that covers a patient's specific treatment– while giving employees greater access to the best possible care.

"We have partners who are spread across the country, so geographically we identified Smart Care Medical Centers that can provide outstanding care," said Tom Emerick, President and Co-Founder of Edison Healthcare.

Cleveland Clinic will review each patient's medical records, create a customized care plan, provide education to the patient and caregiver on treatment, manage the patient's transition home, and work alongside the patient's local physician.

"Cleveland Clinic is passionate about working with companies, like Edison Healthcare, to develop innovative solutions that provide employees high-quality healthcare while also managing costs," said Dr. Lars Svensson, M.D., Ph.D., chairman of Cleveland Clinic's Sydell and Arnold Miller Heart & Vascular Institute.

About Edison Healthcare: As an independent Smart Care program, Edison Healthcare helps self-insured employers receive access to leading health systems committed to providing multidisciplinary, team-based approaches in the evaluation and treatment of patients. The emphasis is on appropriate care. Our Smart Care Centers ensure that the original diagnosis is correct, and the treatment is appropriate. For more information please visit us at http://www.edisonhealthcare.com. Like us at http://www.facebook.com/edisonhealthcare

About Cleveland Clinic: Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multi-specialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation's best hospitals in its annual "America's Best Hospitals" survey. Among Cleveland Clinic's 52,000 employees are more than 3,600 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 14,000 nurses, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic's health system includes a 165-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 11 regional hospitals, more than 150 northern Ohio outpatient locations – including 18 full-service family health centers and three health and wellness centers – and locations in Weston, Fla.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2017, there were 7.6 million outpatient visits, 229,000 hospital admissions and 207,000 surgical cases throughout Cleveland Clinic's health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 185 countries. Visit us at http://www.clevelandclinic.org. Follow us at http://www.twitter.com/ClevelandClinic. News and resources available at http://www.newsroom.clevelandclinic.org

 

SOURCE Edison Healthcare



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