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Health

Solution by: Noora Health

Preventing Hospital Readmissions through Education  With an approach relevant to both high- and low-resource areas, Noora Health uses digital education technology to help patients achieve a safe and speedy recovery at home.

SOCIAL The solution reports that it has already trained more than 7,000 patient family members with caregiver skills.

THE TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE

ENVIRONMENTAL Noora Health claims to have achieved a 22% reduction in readmissions for open-heart surgery patients in India, thereby preventing the environmental impact of hospitalization.

Noora Health equips patients and family members with high-impact health skills training in order to reduce the rate of preventable readmission, length of hospital stay, and improve the quality of care. Through fun, interactive, and skill-based learning, this approach also reduces complications and helps caregivers feel more confident. The solution’s interactive low-cost platform helps hospitals prepare patients for recovery at home, supported by disease-specific educational materials via tablet-based applications. Additional in-person training teaches family members everything from basic physical therapy exercises to recognizing early signs of medical emergencies. WHY A SUSTAINIA100 SOLUTION? Preventable hospital readmissions are a persistent global problem. In the United States, Medicare spends more than $17 billion on readmissions that are preventable given proper care.1

ECONOMIC According to Noora Health, this approach has led to a 36% reduction in complications for open-heart surgery patients, which also represents reduced medical expenses.

The same problem exerts a stress on already strained health facilities in developing countries. Moreover, 29% of the American population serve as informal caregivers, supporting discharged friends and relatives at home. 2 Noora Health equips patients and caregivers with skills needed to maximize the chances for a safe recovery at home.

Noora’s interactive tablet-based application equips patients and caregivers with essential skills.  DEVELOPED IN ...

USA AND INDIA

DEPLOYED IN ...

USA AND INDIA

1 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. “The Revolving Door: A Report on U.S. Hospital Readmissions.” Report. February 2013. 2 Family Caregiver Alliance. “Selected Caregiver Statistics.” Online: www.caregiver.org

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