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

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

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.

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Improving Patient Outcomes with enTouch: The Hospital Perspective | Webinar

Posted on Jun 7, 2018 4:16:14 PM by PreparedHealth in Hospitals, in Post-Acute, in entouch, in Resources

Join us for an inside look at the enTouch implementation at Centegra Health System. Centegra began using enTouch for improved communication with post-acute providers around their high-risk BPCI patients. 

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Homewatch CareGivers partners with enTouch to deliver improved care coordination in the home

Posted on Jun 4, 2018 12:15:00 AM by PreparedHealth in Post-Acute, in News, in Press Release, in Home Care

enTouch delivers on improved patient outcomes with greater visibility and data from the home

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Centegra Health System implements enTouch across hospital after seeing success with BPCI population

Posted on May 30, 2018 11:00:00 PM by PreparedHealth in Hospitals, in entouch network, in Press Release, in News, in Post-Acute

Centegra expands usage of enTouch network to all discharges and Medicaid population

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Moorestown Visiting Nurse Association joins enTouch

Posted on May 23, 2018 6:54:01 AM by Megan Gilmore in Post-Acute, in nursing homes, in Press Release, in News

Expands the New Jersey market and brings new tools to enhance communication and visibility across the care continuum

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Redesigning skilled nursing facilities for today’s needs

Posted on May 17, 2018 11:19:34 AM by Denise Paykos, BSN, APN in Health Plans, in Hospitals, in Post-Acute

With the burgeoning aging population in America, the number of people living with chronic and complex medical conditions continues to rise. A higher disease burden translates to an in increase in hospitalizations as these seniors are at greater risk of developing acute illnesses. But what happens after the hospital stay? 

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Holy Redeemer joins the growing enTouch network in Pennsylvania and New Jersey

Posted on May 8, 2018 12:37:45 AM by Megan Gilmore in Hospitals, in Post-Acute, in Health Plans, in News, in Press Release

Adds new technology to improve care coordination with area Hospitals, Post-Acute Care and Home-based providers across the care continuum

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What the Change in Medicare Advantage Benefits Means for Home Care

Posted on Apr 19, 2018 2:35:51 PM by Liesl Petersen in Post-Acute, in care coordination, in Home Care

Private-duty home care providers across the country are celebrating the recent announcement that Medicare Advantage plans will cover non-skilled home care services starting next year. The change will be available to the 21 million seniors who have opted in to the Medicare Advantage plans and is an important step in helping the rapidly growing senior population age safely in their own homes.

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What is driving Central Intake adoption?

Posted on Apr 5, 2018 3:43:54 PM by David Pfeffer in Home, in Post-Acute, in Home Health

As rehabilitation, home health, and private care organizations expand their footprints and focus on service delivery, enterprise level visibility, control, and workflow flexibility become critical. These seemingly competing needs have led to many of these organizations turning towards centralized models for intake. When such a model is implemented, referrals from a single region, or from the entire country, can be managed and distributed by a singular office — essentially a hub for all referrals sent to your health system and affiliates. As is quickly becoming evident, managing transitions in this way produces a multitude of benefits:

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