Pritikin ICR and Locus Health Announce Strategic Partnership
Clayton, MO and Charlottesville, VA — October 26, 2020 — Pritikin ICR, the market leader in Intensive Cardiac Rehab (ICR), and Locus Health, the leader in remote care management software solutions, today announced a strategic partnership to provide a customized software platform to virtually support ICR and traditional cardiac rehab (CR) patients. This home-based modality provides an opportunity to increase cardiac rehab participation rates, enhance patient engagement, improve rehab graduation rates, and minimize the need for in-person facility visits, during the Covid-19 crisis and beyond.
Pritikin is making its comprehensive cardiac rehab patient education and support tools available virtually through the Locus platform. This SaaS-based, HIPAA-compliant remote care solution, is currently in use at health systems throughout the U.S. and Canada. The intuitive Locus app enables cardiac rehab patients and their caregivers to access the Pritikin ICR program conveniently at home on their own desktop or mobile device, or by utilizing a fully-integrated iPad supported by Locus.
The partnership between Pritikin and Locus is well-positioned to help cardiac rehab programs extend their crucial care services to a patient population that might not otherwise receive the lifelong benefits of cardiac rehab. Simultaneously, the partnership helps support a key aim of the Million Hearts initiative: to significantly increase cardiac rehab participation rates nationwide.
“We are excited to be building the most configurable, IT secure, and patient- and provider-friendly solution in the CR market,” said Terry Rogers, Pritikin ICR President. “Locus has consistently demonstrated that they are market-tested, flexible, and responsive to the needs of their customers across healthcare systems, hospital, and physician-based practices. As Pritikin ICR continues its rapid expansion, we’re thrilled to be offering this truly unique cardiac rehab solution in conjunction with Locus.”
“The Pritikin ICR team is the clear leader in this exciting market, and we are pleased to be collaborating to serve these important programs and their patients,” said Kirby Farrell, Locus CEO. “Our platform supports a wide range of cardiology and other key populations, and we look forward to further helping Pritikin ICR programs expand their home-based solutions at scale.”
About Pritikin ICR:
With twice the number of Medicare-covered sessions as traditional cardiac rehab (72 instead of 36) and innovative virtual delivery models, Pritikin’s comprehensive program provides patients with the tools and knowledge they need for long-term success. Pritikin’s flexible curriculum consists of immersive workshops, engaging cooking classes, and professionally-produced videos. Pritikin becomes a true partner in the success of its licensed facilities, providing each cardiac rehab team with dedicated field management, monthly business reviews, and ongoing education and training.
About Locus Health:
Locus provides a tailored remote patient monitoring, engagement, and navigation platform that creates a meaningful connection between patients and their clinical care teams. We partner with health systems from initial consultation to implementation and deployment, making the promise of care management at home an affordable reality for key populations including Cardiac Rehab, Oncology, Pediatric, and Transplant patients.
The Locus platform is a HIPAA-compliant, highly-configurable Software as a Service (SaaS) platform including patient engagement and communication apps, care coordinator dashboard navigation functionality, and integration with health system EMRs.