Lexington Health Network is the recipient of McKnight’s Innovator of the Year for Excellence in Technology Award for developing LexConnect, a unique telemedicine platform created to offer patients and residents access to advanced clinical oversight, 24/7.
“It’s creative thinking and action like this that sets high-quality operators apart — and earns recognition, including our ‘Innovator’ Gold Award,” said McKnight’s Editorial Director and Associate Publisher John O’Connor. McKnight’s Long-Term Care News offers this prestigious contest “Excellence in Technology Awards” once a year with categories related to quality, dignity and innovation related to senior living and long-term care.
In 2015, LexConnect launched in Lexington Health Network’s Health Care Centers, resulting in a marked increase in the quality of care, patient interactions and clinical outcomes, along with financial benefits to both medical and insurance providers. The platform allows Physicians, Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs), and other healthcare providers to perform remote clinical assessments, equalizing the standard of care 24/7. Later in 2015, Lexington Health Network established Curatess™, an independent technology organization, to develop the next generation care coordination platform with advanced telemedicine.
Paul Knight, Founder of Curatess™ and Chief Information Officer of Lexington Health Network, states “LexConnect empowers remote Physicians and APNs to evaluate cardiac, respiratory, and abdominal sounds anywhere and at any time. It also allows the remote Physician and APN to perform visual assessments, such as wound care, using an HD high-resolution live video stream enabling them to render and document into the patient record, allowing distant and originating sites immediate clinical decisions”. Moreover, Matt Hughes, CEO of Lexington Health Network noted “ LexConnect is advancing our commitment to patient and resident centered care, creating an environment where patients, residents, and families have access to high quality care and information when and where they need it.”
Lexington Health Network has been a leader in the Chicagoland area since 1984 in patient-centered post-acute care services and rehabilitation. The Lexington Network proudly offers a full spectrum of services and manages 2,100 skilled nursing beds in ten conveniently located post-acute rehabilitation facilities, two active independent living communities, one beautiful supportive living community and expanded services in home health and sleep therapy. Through this comprehensive network, Lexington Health Network is able to offer a continuity of care from post-acute rehabilitation to home care.