GrandCare’s Dr. Erick Eiting wins Bronze Eagle award for reducing ER visits for incarcerated patients
GrandCare Systems announced today that Chief Medical Officer Dr. Erick Allen Eiting has been awarded the County of Los Angeles Productivity and Quality Award Program Bronze Eagle Award for his role as project manager of the Inmate Care Services Project. During Dr. Eiting’s tenure, the project reduced emergency room visits by 17% and patient wait times by 75%.
This innovative endeavor is a collaborative effort between the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS), the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Medical Services Bureau (MSB) and the University of Southern California (USC). The overarching themes of this partnership have been to improve access to specialty care, quality of care, coordination and communication; to provide care coordination resources to aid in case management for patients with complex medical needs; to increase the quality of services provided to jail patients; to increase onsite medical services within the Los Angeles County Jail (LACJ) system; to reduce the number of unnecessary transfers out of the jail setting; to reduce unnecessary outpatient specialty care visits at LAC+USC Medical Center (LAC+USC); to reduce emergency department visits by enhancing existing resources; and, to direct as much inpatient care as possible to the Jail Ward at LAC+USC. The program started in July 2013 with an on-site urgent care unit at Twin Towers Correctional Facility. Additional services continue to be phased in.
“Dr. Eiting was selected for his proven results” said GrandCare CEO and Founder, Charlie Hillman. “He’s perfectly suited to run GrandCare’s clinical advisory board, focusing on mitigating hospital readmissions, ensuring better outcomes and saving money.”
About GrandCare Systems:
GrandCare Systems, founded in 2005, combines digital health assessment, biometric readings, activity of daily living sensing, medication management, smart home automation, video chat and virtual touch-based communications into the most comprehensive and fully-featured technology in the private home market. GrandCare is designed for individuals seeking a caregiving solution for an aging loved one or for professional in-home, long term care or clinical caregiving providers. For more information, visit: www.grandcare.com or call 262-338-6147
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