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Connecting SNFs to hospitals and home health agencies | Webinar

Posted on Feb 21, 2018 9:18:14 AM by Megan Gilmore in Post-Acute, in Home

Skilled nursing facilities across the country are feeling the pressure to stand out amongst a crowded marketplace while also driving results for upstream partners.

Join Travis Woyner, Director of Outcomes at PreparedHealth, as he reviews how SNFs are currently using the enTouch platform and the benefits they're seeing. 

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Move Over Alexa & Siri, and Say Hello To DINA: The New Voice of Healthcare

Posted on Feb 8, 2018 4:18:53 PM by Iqbal Brainch in Post-Acute, in Hospitals, in Health Plans, in Home

The Data Gap: Sharing Information

As healthcare providers strive to navigate patients safely across the care continuum, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and other post-acute care providers need effective processes for sharing information and tracking data regarding care transitions, patient statuses, and clinical outcomes. This need is especially heightened in an era of bundled payments and value-based purchasing where delivery of high quality and cost-efficient care is of utmost importance.

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ChicagoInno: PreparedHealth Rolls Out Its Facebook-Like Health Care App to Chicago

Posted on Feb 7, 2018 8:15:00 AM by Megan Gilmore in entouch network, in Home

enTouch is expanding quickly across the country and we're excited to see the growth happening in our own city. Check out the article that ChicagoInno posted about our roll out in Chicago and what's next for enTouch.

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Chicago Founders TV Opening Acts: Our Story

Posted on Feb 6, 2018 2:35:05 PM by Megan Gilmore in Home

Our CEO, Ashish V. Shah, got the opportunity to join Chicago Founders TV on their Opening Acts segment. Watch to hear more about our story and what drives us.

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Care upon discharge: Helping hospitals make informed decisions - via Becker's

Posted on Feb 2, 2018 11:32:18 AM by Megan Gilmore in Featured, in Hospitals, in Health Plans, in Home

The care a patient receives after leaving the four walls of a hospital can be just as crucial to the success of the patient's recovery - leaving the health system at risk to rely on their partners to lower readmissions. On Becker's Health IT and CIO Review, our COO, Tim Coulter, breaks down how hospitals can make informed decisions to boost their preferred post-acute network, ultimately improving finances with increasing cost savings through the bundled payment model and reducing readmission penalties.

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Combating Improper Discharges From SNFs

Posted on Feb 1, 2018 11:10:44 AM by Liesl Petersen in Post-Acute

A growing number of erroneous discharges of patients from skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) around the country is concerning. SNFs maintain that these usually arise as a result of mental or behavioral problems, patient distress, or payment issues. But regulators have taken notice of this worrying trend of improper, and even sometimes illegal, discharges and are concerned about the possible negative effects it could have on the safety and well-being of the affected patients/residents and their families. In a bid to combat it, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it was considering rolling out a new initiative.

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enTouch unveils new pricing for network

Posted on Feb 1, 2018 9:03:35 AM by Megan Gilmore in Post-Acute, in Hospitals

2018 is in full swing and there are record numbers of home care referrals and care coordination moments flowing through enTouch every day. We are thrilled to see the growth across the network with hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and home health agencies seeing increased referral acceptance and reduced readmissions.

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We're heading to Home Care 100!

Posted on Jan 9, 2018 4:17:03 PM by Megan Gilmore in Post-Acute, in Home

We're heading to Home Care 100 at the end of the month! It'll be packed with incredible speakers as well as invaluable networking. Join us as our CEO, Ashish V Shah presents with Eric Thul, President of Medicaid Home Care at BAYADA Home Health Care. Together, they'll be walking through our work together to increase early interventions with the use of AI.

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Bundled Payments Driving The Need For Better Data in the Post-Acute Space

Posted on Dec 21, 2017 6:52:07 AM by Travis Woyner in Post-Acute, in Home

As the shift from traditional fee for service models to value-based care progresses, it is important to understand what’s on the horizon for organizations looking to leverage their downstream partners in a more effective, outcome-driven manner. Holistically engaging their post-acute network enables health systems and upstream providers to drive higher reimbursements and better patient outcomes while working with the cornerstone of value-based care: bundled payments.

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Value-based Evolution of Skilled Nursing Facilities

Posted on Dec 8, 2017 10:02:36 AM by Liesl Petersen in provider network, in skilled nursing, in nursing homes, in nursing facilities, in Post-Acute, in Home

The use of skilled nursing facilities as short and long term post-acute care settings has become very prevalent. At the moment, there are nearly 16,000 certified skilled nursing facilities in the U.S and the number keeps rising.

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