Donovan Quill, President and CEO, Optime Care, article featured in Health Tech Hotspot on October 13, 2021.

Toxoplasmosis is a serious infection caused by the Toxoplasma gondii parasite, and a leading cause of death attributed to foodborne illness in the United States. More than 40 million men, women and children in the U.S. carry the Toxoplasma parasite, but very few have symptoms because the immune system typically keeps the parasite from causing illness. Infection usually occurs by eating undercooked contaminated meat, exposure from infected cat feces or mother-to-child transmission during pregnancy.

A patient-first approach fueled by technology is optimal for meeting the complex needs of patients with toxoplasmosis. This combination helps to ensure compliance and adherence more effectively, while relieving the economic burden of managing patients in a way that improves outcomes. Furthermore, reliance on technology and data better informs critical decision making.

This article shows providers, payers and other stakeholders how enlisting the help of a patient management organization that specializes in care coordination for patients with toxoplasmosis can enhance the patient journey through dedicated care coordination, quick and affordable access to the prescribed drug and support during every step of their treatment.