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New Jersey Case Manager Fights “Tooth and Nail” for Patients

Posted on Nov 22, 2018 8:58:50 AM by Monica Ginsburg in casemanagement, in Post-Acute, in Hospitals

Marie Ruiz, case manager and lead assessment coordinator at Jefferson Health Care Center, is a fierce advocate for her patients. But she doesn’t always win.

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Improving care for chronically ill, older patients

Posted on Oct 16, 2018 12:05:12 PM by Monica Ginsburg in Home, in Hospitals

Nurse-led approach helps cut costs, spur recovery

Caring for older patients living with complex health and social needs is one of the biggest challenges for the healthcare system. It’s a challenge that will continue to intensify as the baby boom generation ages.

Mary Naylor, director of the NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, is the lead architect of the Transitional Care Model (TCM), a nurse-led approach designed to help improve the care of seniors coping with multiple chronic conditions who experience frequent episodes of acute illness. The goal is to partner with patients, family caregivers and other clinicians to improve the patient’s health and quality of life. Studies consistently show that this model helps lower hospital readmission rates and reduce per-patient healthcare costs.

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The Unsung Heroes - Case Management Week 2018

Posted on Oct 12, 2018 4:31:37 PM by Monica Ginsburg in Home, in casemanagement, in Post-Acute, in Hospitals

 

Case managers are often the unsung heroes in a patient’s recovery. In conjunction with National Case Management Week, we asked for nominations for influential case managers who deserve some extra recognition. We were looking for professionals who are passionate about their work and go the extra mile for their patients. We found all that and more.

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#IHeartHIT - US National Health IT Week

Posted on Oct 12, 2018 9:50:38 AM by Megan Gilmore in Home, in Post-Acute, in Hospitals

At PreparedHealth, the #IHeartHIT campaign hits home for us. We’ve made it our mission to make it possible to age and deliver care in the home and to do so, we’ve built a team of talented, smart people who are passionate about creating technology that changes lives. Our team is made up of data scientists, social workers, nurses, designers, healthcare experts, engineers, product owners, marketers, and more, yet we all have a personal reason of why we joined this mission. Read below to hear just a few of our stories:

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enTouch selected as one of the best new ideas in healthcare today

Posted on Sep 27, 2018 8:47:14 AM by PreparedHealth in News, in Press Release, in Home, in Hospitals

PreparedHealth is thrilled to be listed as one of four finalists in Vizient's sixth annual Innovation Challenge, an event designed to highlight the best new ideas in healthcare today. The Innovation Challenge will be held on Oct. 3 at 3:45 p.m. as part of the opening general session for the 2018 Vizient Connections Summit to be held at The Wynn in Las Vegas.

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2018 Healthcare Analytics Summit - Digital Innovators Showcase

Posted on Sep 10, 2018 4:30:00 PM by Megan Gilmore in News, in Hospitals, in Home

Our team is headed to Salt Lake City today to join healthcare's top innovators at Health Catalyst's Healthcare Analytics Summit. We're excited to network with our peers who are making a difference in healthcare. Will you be there? Find us in the Digital Innovators Showcase!

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It's time to ditch the fax machine

Posted on Aug 16, 2018 11:02:04 AM by Iqbal Brainch in healthtech, in Hospitals, in Post-Acute, in skilled nursing, in Home

From an evolution standpoint, the methods for information transfer and communication have come a long way from the days of the telegraph. Up until the 1990s, the fax machine was the most widely used communication device in almost all industries. The 21st century ushered in a new age of mobile and web-based communication tools. The American healthcare system, however, remains stuck in the past. As it stands, approximately 75% of all medical communication still takes place via fax. While an overwhelming majority of clinics, hospitals, and post-acute care (PAC) providers have digitized their patient records, the means to share this electronic information across different healthcare settings proves difficult.

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Crain's Chicago Business: Looking to cut hospital readmission rates? Ditch the faxes and Post-it notes

Posted on Aug 10, 2018 9:55:32 AM by PreparedHealth in Hospitals, in News, in Home

As patient communication increases, Crystal Lake-based Centegra Health System finds readmission rates decrease.

 

A primary focus in health care, from hospitals, the government and private insurers, is to improve treatment and efficiency. One key measurement: readmission rates.

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National Skilled Nursing Facility cuts rehospitalizations in half with better transitions to home

Posted on Aug 1, 2018 3:36:49 PM by Travis Woyner in Home, in Post-Acute, in skilled nursing, in Hospitals

Progressive nursing facilities are evolving to operate more similarly to hospitals due to growing engagement in bundled payment arrangements and a devotion to improved patient outcomes. This shift in outcome ownership and shared financial responsibility has led to a need for more efficient patient transitions and increased visibility after the point of discharge. With a national presence, a predominate SNF partnered with enTouch to drive real-time communication with their internal service lines and downstream partners to focus on these goals. Within one year, the project’s primary skilled nursing facility saw rehospitalizations reduced by half.

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PreparedHealth CTO, Erin Karam, named to Becker's female health IT leaders to know

Posted on Jul 31, 2018 5:32:10 PM by PreparedHealth in Home, in Hospitals

Becker's Hospital Review announced this week their list of Female Health IT Leaders to Know, highlighting an incredible group of female leaders across hospitals, health systems and health IT vendors. We're excited to announce that PreparedHealth's CTO, Erin Karam, was included in such an impressive list.

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