Navigating health care options, appointments, providers and therapies can be challenging for anyone. But for those who living with or recently diagnosed with complex neurological conditions, it can be even more difficult. It helps to have the support of someone who already knows the way, and that’s why we’re launching a new partnership with Utilize Health.
Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Utilize Health was founded in 2013 with the goal of helping people with complex neurological conditions navigate their course of care. Founder Jessica Harthcock experienced a spinal cord injury with paralysis in 2004. Despite her doctor’s prediction that she would never walk again, she made a full recovery. Throughout that intense period, she was also scheduling appointments, researching treatments, dealing with insurance companies and being a student. Jessica’s outcome was the best one possible, and it left her determined to help make the process easier for others.
At MOBE, we take a personalized approach to helping more people in more ways. It starts with understanding and appreciating each person’s unique health situation. As Jessica’s experience reminds us, sometimes people aren’t ready to focus on self-management and they need a completely different form of support.
Utilize Health provides care coordination resources that can help patients with neurological conditions focus on their health and recovery—first. They provide digital tools and concierge services that help patients discover treatment options and identify facilities providing those services.
At Utilize Health, Patient Advocates assist with health, social and environmental needs, making it easier for patients to focus on the work of recovery. When those patients are in a better place to benefit from self-management, Utilize Health serves as a bridge to accessing MOBE guided health solutions.
MOBE’s unparalleled approach shows improved outcomes and reduced costs for Americans with persistent health care needs.
“Navigating the health care system and being healthy in general can be complicated and disconnected,” said MOBE co-founder Eric Hamborg. “Even with more access to information, specialized medicine, and technology, we’re not always healthier. Horizon recognizes all of these factors and sees the value of how MOBE can help.”
Medical experts agree: better engagement with personal health decisions can have a significant impact on health outcomes, while also reducing catastrophic health events and preventable hospital readmissions. But patient engagement isn’t always that straightforward. One of the biggest culprits – for both preventable hospital admission and readmission is medication discrepancy. Medication discrepancy is the mismanagement of medication or complications that stem from medication use that isn’t optimized and patients who are not engaged in their treatment plans.
Jason Doesher, MD, has joined MOBE as Chief Medical Officer. Jason has a wide array of experience given his years of clinical practice and a passion for helping individuals by understanding what they need to overcome barriers and how to provide the best support and resources. Get to know more about Jason...
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