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2018 HHCN Summit - Chicago

Posted on Sep 14, 2018 3:35:34 PM by PreparedHealth in Home, in Events

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Bowes In Home Care joins enTouch Network in Chicago Market

Posted on Sep 11, 2018 6:30:00 AM by Megan Gilmore in Home, in Post-Acute, in Press Release, in News

enTouch continues to expand network across Chicago to streamline care from hospital to home

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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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Home Health Care News: PreparedHealth Platform Grows as Providers Seek to Reduce Readmissions

Posted on Aug 14, 2018 2:25:54 PM by PreparedHealth in News, in Home, in Post-Acute

Collaborating across the continuum of care is becoming increasingly important, a point crystallized by one health care technology company’s rapid growth—and success in bringing together some of the nation’s largest home health and private duty providers, as well as rehabilitation companies and health systems.

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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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Crystal Home Health Care joins enTouch Network in Chicago Market

Posted on Aug 8, 2018 9:25:39 AM by PreparedHealth in Press Release, in Post-Acute, in News, in Home

enTouch continues to expand network across Chicago to enhance care in the home

PreparedHealth today announced that Crystal Home Health Care has joined the enTouch Network. Crystal Home Health Care is a Medicare Certified, Joint Commission Accredited company specializing in skilled home health services to Chicago and surrounding suburban areas.

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Challenges in the Skilled Nursing Space

Posted on Aug 3, 2018 11:16:42 AM by Liesl Petersen

It isn’t a secret that the post-acute care industry is changing. Over the last decade, there have been two significant structural changes in the market: Medicare’s movement away from a fee-for-service pricing model to a value-based care model, and the growth of Medicare Advantage. These shifts present multiple challenges for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs).

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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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