London, UK – July 18th, 2018 – NetScientific plc (“NetScientific”, AIM:NSCI), the transatlantic healthcare IP commercialisation Group, announces that portfolio company Wanda, which uses machine learning to help healthcare providers to better manage the risk and care of patients, has completed a significant enhancement of its Patient Management Platform to improve patient adherence to care plans. Use of Wanda’s existing platform had been shown to predict 90% of patient-level adverse events up to 7 days in advance of their occurrence, and allows for virtual intervention to prevent such events.
The new enhanced Patient Reminder Suite empowers clinicians to better engage patients in care plan adherence through personalised reminders and alerts, which can be pre-scheduled and delivered via multi-modal communications. The enhancements also include the adoption of the Cloud Text-to-Speech Application Programming Interface from Google that uses machine learning to deliver natural-sounding human voice automation. The combined effect of the enhanced reminder tools, the early prediction of adverse events, and the virtual intervention insight gives providers a highly intelligent method to defend against the costs of unplanned readmissions and emergency department visits due to nonadherence.
Commenting on the news, Francois R. Martelet, NetScientific’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Wanda, said: “Wanda’s enhancements to its core technology mean that relationships between clinicians and patients will continue to improve, and will empower patients to take a more active role in the management of their diseases as well as increase their quality of life. We continue to see invaluable potential in Wanda and look forward to monitoring its progress in the coming months.”
NetScientific holds a 62% stake on a fully diluted basis in Wanda.
For more information, please contact:
François R. Martelet, M.D., CEO
Ian Postlethwaite, CFO
|Tel: +44 (0)20 3514 1800|
| Wanda, Inc.
Bill Basset, CCO
Tel: +1 (0)206 910 0428
Consilium Strategic Communications
Mary-Jane Elliott / Chris Welsh / Laura Thornton
Tel: +44 (0)20 3709 5700
|Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited (NOMAD and Broker)
Jonathan Senior / David Arch / Ben Maddison
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NetScientific is a transatlantic healthcare technology group with an investment strategy focused on sourcing, funding and commercialising technologies that significantly improve the health and well-being of people with chronic diseases. For more information, please visit the website at www.netscientific.net
Wanda Expands Patient Management Platform with Enhanced Patient Adherence Features
San Francisco, CA – July 18th, 2018 – Wanda, Inc. announces a significant expansion of their market-leading Patient Management Platform with expansive new features to further improve patient care plan adherence. The Wanda solution, embedded with clinically proven machine learning, predicts 90% of patient-level adverse events seven days before they occur and then facilitates virtual interventions to keep them from occurring. The enhanced Patient Reminder Suite empowers clinicians to better engage patients in care plan adherence through personalized reminders and alerts, which can be pre-scheduled and delivered via multi-modal communications. The enhancements also include the adoption of the Cloud Text-to-Speech API from Google that uses machine learning to deliver natural-sounding human voice automation.
The combined effect of the enhanced reminder tools, the early prediction of adverse events, and the virtual intervention insight gives providers a highly intelligent method to defend against the costs of unplanned readmissions and emergency department visits due to nonadherence. Depending on the complexity of the care plan, as many as 40% of patients fail to adhere to treatment plans.1 Between $100 and $300 billion in avoidable health care costs have been attributed to non-adherence in the US annually, representing 3%-10% of total US healthcare costs.2
“Healthcare providers have been pleased with how the Wanda platform has positively impacted the relationship between patients and their clinical care teams. The clinicians are able better deliver on their mission to provide great care with meaning and timely insight. Patients are more engaged and in control of the care”, stated William Bassett, Chief Commercialization Officer of Wanda, Inc.
A key driver in patient non-adherence is related to medications with adherence rates dropping to 20% for patients that are required to take thirteen or more medications per day.3 Patient non-adherence can be corrected by the patient with the appropriate support. The leading reason for non-adherence most commonly reported was forgetfulness by the patient.4 The Patient Reminder Suite in Wands is specifically designed help clinicians easily create, personalize, and schedule reminders for all types of care support needs including medication reminders, vitals, daily symptom survey questions, pending visits to the doctor or at home visits, and prompts to exercise. For patients that prefer to interact with Wanda using the interactive voice response model, the inclusion of the Google voice technology provides a warm sounding human voice adding even more satisfaction to the patient interaction.
“Wanda continues to expand on its mission to fuse cutting edge data science with clinical care management to solve the major roadblocks in care models,” said Ahsan Samiee, Chief Technology Officer, Wanda, Inc. “The financial and clinical results achieved by customers continue to validate our belief that these approaches should be imbued across healthcare for the betterment of all.”
1, 3. Martin L, Williams S, Haskard, DiMatteo M. 2005. The Challenge of Patient Adherence. Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management. 2005; 189-199.
2, 4. Iuga A, McGuire M. 2014. Adherence and Health Care Costs. Risk Management and Healthcare Policy. 2104; 35-44.
About Wanda, Inc.
Wanda is dedicated to advancing the effectiveness and efficiency of medicine by using machine learning and modern software applications that empower payers and providers to better manage the risk and care of patients dramatically lowering the cost of care and improving outcomes. More information about Wanda can be found at http://www.yourwanda.com