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Healthcare IT News: Centegra takes HIPAA-compliant Facebook approach to put caregivers on same page

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Centegra Health System opted to participate in CMS' Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative. But at first, it wasn't sure how it was going to track, chart and monitor a patient's progress throughout a full 90-day episode of care.

None of Centegra's existing systems allowed it to chart pre-hospitalization or post-hospitalization, and it had no common platform for the various post-acute partners to be active participants in the care, with the exception of manual tracking, phone calls, faxing and so forth. All options were antiquated and time-consuming and fraught with missed opportunities.

So the health system turned to PreparedHealth's enTouch technology, a mobile communications platform for providers designed to reduce time and waste involved in transitioning patients from one facility to another and increase visibility for all caregivers involved with a patient's care. It has been using the platform for 18 months and now is rolling it out to all hospital discharges.

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Posted on Jul 24, 2018 8:23:26 AM by Prepared Health in Home, in Health Plans, in Hospitals, in Post-Acute

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Written by Prepared Health

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.