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Banner – University Health Plans partners with Rovicare, Inc. to improve the patient care transition experience

Less paperwork, enhanced communication, and better response times for patients with Rovicare’s platform 

PHOENIX (March 4, 2022) – Banner – University Health Plans (B – UHP) has partnered with Rovicare, Inc. to transform patient care coordination across the organization. Rovicare’s transitional care management software brings providers together to ensure efficiency, transparency, and increased patient satisfaction. 

Adopting the software across B – UHP’s network will replace many manual tasks and processes with automated streamlined workflows.

Lawrence O’Connor, Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS) administrator, Banner – University Health Plans, believes this system will increase the effectiveness of medical care, yield better patient outcomes, and increase patient satisfaction while reducing coordination complexities.

“We are pleased about the launch of our Attendant Care referral platform with Rovicare,” said O’Connor. “The Rovicare team is great to work with and has been deeply involved in the planning, execution, and design of the platform. With input from our staff and the provider community, the referral platform will allow greater choice for our members, shortened times to initiate services, as well as streamlined processes for our staff and providers. We are excited about deepening our relationship with Rovicare!”

PJ Likhmania, CEO at Rovicare, explains this partnership will increase B – UHP’s productivity dramatically, allow providers to communicate with their partners and patients more collaboratively and productively, and modernize the patient experience while reducing administrative burden and the overall cost of care. “I’m elated that patients will be so engaged throughout their care journey and want to commend Banner - University Health Plans for continuing to prioritize patient care by putting patients first,” Likhmania said. This partnership will modernize patient experiences while reducing the administrative burden and cost of care across the system”

Rovicare’s contributions to B – UHP’s commitment to improved processes addresses several points of clerical and communication congestion. 

For clinicians, Rovicare’s innovative solution enables effective interdisciplinary communication between providers, patients, and their families to ensure that patients are getting the right care, at the right time, and the right place. Rovicare also enables Accountable Care Organizations and Health plans to actively engage and monitor their patient populations as they move through the continuum of care.

For discharge planners, Rovicare facilitates rapid and accurate patient placement, real-time analytics and reporting, and an automated discharge process to reduce manual clerical work. From inpatient stays to outpatient physician appointments, Rovicare’s unique technology allows providers to develop patient networks and prioritize partners, creating a well-managed reciprocal network that collectively drives improved patient outcomes while reducing overall costs.

B – UHP is a managed care organization and part of Banner Health. As a Banner division, B – UHP is a locally owned plan focused exclusively in Central and Southern Arizona with nearly 300,000 members and is a recognized Medicaid managed care leader. B – UHP has been a recognized Medicaid managed care leader since 1985, with a long history of successful operations in Medicaid and Medicare. B – UHP owns and operates: Banner – University Family Care (B – UFC/ACC), an AHCCCS Complete Care plan; Banner – University Family Care (B – UFC/ALTCS), an Arizona Long Term Care plan; and Banner – University Care Advantage (B – UCA), a Medicare Advantage Dual Special Needs Plan (D-SNP). B – UHP fosters a member-centric culture, is an active community partner, with a mission to make health care easier so life can be better.

About Banner Health
Headquartered in Arizona, Banner Health is one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country. The system owns and operates 30 acute-care hospitals, Banner Health Network, Banner – University Medicine, academic and employed physician groups, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services, including: Banner Urgent Care, family clinics, home care and hospice services, pharmacies and a nursing registry. Banner Health is in six states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming.

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About Rovicare
Rovicare is a digital platform that automates patient transition and care coordination. Rovicare engages all stakeholders throughout a patient’s care journey along the care continuum and drastically improves the patient experience and outcomes. Rovicare addresses bottlenecks and inefficiencies that lead to delayed access to care, patient dissatisfaction, avoidable readmissions, and poor partner accountability—all of which lead to increased costs, missed revenue opportunities for providers, and potentially detrimental outcomes for patients.  Rovicare’s mission is to reduce overall healthcare costs, make care more accessible to more people, and increase the quality of care for all patients.  Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Rovicare is used by healthcare organizations across the United States spanning medical, behavioral, social determinants of health, ancillary services, technology-based services, and beyond.

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For more information about Rovicare:

Chris Mercer
Director of Business Development, Rovicare
(858) 822-9395
[email protected]


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