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Electronic Health Reporter: Managing Care As it Moves Out of Hospital, into Home

eh-reporter-featureWhat's one of the biggest health trends for 2019? Recognizing the home as the new care setting, says Prepared Health CEO Ashish Shah. Shah was part of a group of technology leaders included in Electronic Health Reporter’s Health IT Trends for 2019. Here’s what else he had to say:

ehreporter-logoCare is moving out of the hospital and into the home. We need to understand how to organize care this way because, when you do, it’s more affordable, more convenient, and it’s a better experience for the patient.

Think about a hospital room. It has instrumentation, equipment, a nurse call button, and healthcare professionals who are quickly able to triage in the room. None of that exists in the home. We’re starting to see telemedicine solutions and virtual care solutions that allow a nurse or doctor to virtually “see” a patient in their home. Insurance companies are beginning to reimburse patients for home devices to monitor blood pressure, weight and other clinical indicators.

Communication is another key. The next major step, and what Prepared Health is doing with our enTouch network, is to create a virtual experience for the entire healthcare team so they can communicate with each other–and help patients and families stay connected—even though they may not physically be under the same roof.


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Posted on Feb 7, 2019 9:44:29 AM by Prepared Health in Home, in Hospital, in Home Health, in News

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Prepared Health is a Chicago-based digital health company that has launched an innovative, next generation platform for transitional care. The enTouch solution connects caregivers at every level across the entire care continuum: acute-care hospitals, subacute facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and outpatient, home and community-based care providers. Our platform also involves non-traditional members of the care team: family caregivers and community health workers. Prepared Health has demonstrated significant boosts in case manager productivity along with decreased avoidable readmission rates, and it was recognized as the 2018 winner in Vizient’s Care Coordination Innovation Challenge. For more information, visit www.preparedhealth.com.