Visiting Nurse Association Health Group (VNAHG) logs 60 to 100 patient referrals a day, mostly from well-established hospital partners who want to pair newly discharged patients with home-based health services.
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.
This month, PreparedHealth won both the Judges' and Peoples' Choice awards at the inaugural MATTER Accenture Digital Health & Life Sciences Pitch Competition. PreparedHealth was among one of 5 finalists selected to present at the competition showcasing innovative digital health companies from across Chicago.
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.
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.
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:
Our team is headed to the 2018 Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo with the National Association for Home Care and Hospice. Join us in Grapevine, TX to discover what's next in the post-acute field and how we are connecting care providers from hospital to home. Will you be there? Reach out or find us in the expo. We'd love to get connected.
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.