Hospital-Wide Deployment at a Community Hospital

A community hospital (458 beds; 21,000 annual admissions) did a three month pilot test of IllumiCare, wherein it compared physicians of the same type with and without IllumiCare. The intervention group with IllumiCare out-performed the control group by $278 per admission, on a DRG-adjusted basis. These results caused the hospital to deploy IllumiCare to every provider. The hospitals cost per …

ARUP Collaboration Announcement

SALT LAKE CITY, August 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/–ARUP Laboratories and IllumiCare have announced a strategic collaboration to provide clinicians with content and decision support. In an era of rising patient deductibles and health insurance premiums, it is ever more important to spend healthcare dollars efficiently. Physicians are being asked to provide “value-based care,” yet they are not routinely told what things …

Large Hospital Study

IllumiCare®, in partnership with the Texas Hospital Association, provided a large, academic hospital with the THA Smart Ribbon®. It is an EMR-agnostic “ribbon of information” that displays patient-specific, real-time hospital wholesale costs of medications, costs of labs and imaging as well as iatrogenic risks concurrent with the electronic medical record (Epic Systems, Madison, WI). The hospital engaged in a rigorous …

Physicians Want Cost Data But Hospitals Do Not Provide It

We’ve been hearing tidbits here and there. A CMO from a large East Coast health system said, “Our docs have been asking about what things cost.” A COO from a large non-profit hospital wrote, “Several physicians have brought up their interest in knowing the cost of resources being used in caring for their patients.” But, a recently published survey of …

Hospital Inpatient Drug Costs NORC Report

This graph is familiar to any Econ 101 student – as price goes up, demand goes down. This is what prevents a supplier increasing price and profit at will. But, the big assumption in this law of economics is that the buyer actually knows the price. A recent report from the NORC at the University of Chicago shed’s light on the …

Alabama Newscenter Interview

CEO, G.T. LaBorde, was interviewed by Alabama Newscenter, and he discussed how IllumiCare would like to change healthcare. Alabama's IllumiCare helps doctors count the costs of care, both economic and human from Alabama NewsCenter on Vimeo.

IllumiCare & THA Win American Hospital Association Innovation Award

In recognition of its efforts to help physicians understand treatment costs and make the best decisions for patients at the point of care, IllumiCare and the Texas Hospital Association have received the Innovator Award from Hospitals & Health Networks, the journal of the American Hospital Association. “The collaborative efforts between physicians and health systems to drive value-based care require unique …

IllumiCare Wins Corporate Innovator of the Year

The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama today named IllumiCare its Corporate Innovator of the Year or 2016. IllumiCare was one of a number of companies vying for award. Judges included CEOs from some of Alabama’s largest companies in technology, construction, banking and food services. Read the EDPA Press Release here.

Early Positive Results at Four Hospital System

IllumiCare® is a non-intrusive “ribbon of information” that hovers over the electronic medical record and gives providers real-time, patient-specific hospital cost and iatrogenic risk data at the point of care. Many prior studies have demonstrated that when providers are presented with cost and risk data during the ordering process, they tend to be more fiscally efficient while also reducing iatrogenic …

IllumiCare Partners with Texas Hospital Association

To help physicians understand treatment costs and make the best decisions for patients at the point of care, the Texas Hospital Association is introducing THA Smart Ribbon powered by IllumiCare. This patent-pending, non-intrusive “ribbon” of information gives physicians real-time, patient-specific cost and patient risk data, without electronic health record integration. The main ribbon hovers over the EHR, giving physicians more …