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Electronic Health Reporter: Managing Care As it Moves Out of Hospital, into Home

eh-reporter-featureWhat's one of the biggest health trends for 2019? Recognizing the home as the new care setting, says Prepared Health CEO Ashish Shah. Shah was part of a group of technology leaders included in Electronic Health Reporter’s Health IT Trends for 2019. Here’s what else he had to say:

ehreporter-logoCare is moving out of the hospital and into the home. We need to understand how to organize care this way because, when you do, it’s more affordable, more convenient, and it’s a better experience for the patient.

Think about a hospital room. It has instrumentation, equipment, a nurse call button, and healthcare professionals who are quickly able to triage in the room. None of that exists in the home. We’re starting to see telemedicine solutions and virtual care solutions that allow a nurse or doctor to virtually “see” a patient in their home. Insurance companies are beginning to reimburse patients for home devices to monitor blood pressure, weight and other clinical indicators.

Communication is another key. The next major step, and what Prepared Health is doing with our enTouch network, is to create a virtual experience for the entire healthcare team so they can communicate with each other–and help patients and families stay connected—even though they may not physically be under the same roof.


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Posted on Feb 7, 2019 9:44:29 AM by Prepared Health in News, in Home Health, in Home, in Case Management, in Hospital

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Prepared Health is a Chicago-based digital healthcare company that connects hospitals and health plans to the multiple providers involved in a patient’s care post discharge including post-acute care facilities, home care and social determinants of health partners. The award- winning platform has been recognized for its easy-to-use, innovative user experience and DINA, an AI technology that acts as a virtual care coordinator suggesting evidence-based interventions. Today, Prepared Health is connected to 700 sites across the U.S. with demonstrated outcomes that dramatically decrease avoidable readmission rates, reduce unnecessary ER visits, and boost caregiver productivity. For more information, visit www.preparedhealth.com.