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HIMSS 2019: Elevating family caregivers, connecting healthcare in the home

Posted on Feb 26, 2019 11:09:07 AM by Monica Ginsburg in Events, in Family Caregivers, in Hospital, in Interoperability

Under a theme of “Healthcare Champions,” HIMSS 2019 called for a renewed focus on what matters most in healthcare: the patient. Prepared Health’s CEO Ashish Shah and COO Tim Coulter attended HIMSS and shared their take on the importance of family caregivers and how to stay connected with patients as care moves outside of the hospital and into the home and community.

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Interoperability in Healthcare Must Include Patient Data From Home

Posted on Feb 21, 2019 10:04:47 AM by Tim Coulter in entouch network, in Home, in Family Caregivers, in Hospital

Recent advances in healthcare interoperability, the process of freely exchanging information among electronic systems, are important but still incomplete. When you look at all of the coordination required in a patient’s journey from the hospital to home, there is a glaring omission: the home.

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Webinar | Keeping Family Caregivers in the Loop with enTouch

Posted on Feb 19, 2019 1:34:35 PM by Prepared Health in Family Caregivers, in Webinar

Family caregivers are a valuable part of a patient's care team. We’ve seen that the social determinants of health data emerging from the home--day-to-day care tasks like home health visits, physical therapy or how a patient is responding to medication--have a bigger chance of impacting outcomes and preventing readmissions than traditional clinical data. But family caregivers who are taking care of their loved ones on a daily basis often are left out of the conversation.

Prepared Health's digital enTouch network makes it easy to link your agency, family members and others on the care team, so you can update a patient's progress and quickly share it with the entire team. Register to watch our webinar highlighting the power of engaging the family caregiver and how you can leverage the enTouch platform.

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Caregiving Is Hard: 5 Tips to Ease the Load

Posted on Jan 17, 2019 8:45:58 AM by Monica Ginsburg in Family Caregivers

Caring for an elder family member can be stressful. According to a recent study, there are nearly 15 million unpaid and untrained family caregivers for older adults in the U.S. Half spend nearly 30 hours a week providing care to relatives, many of whom have dementia. The work takes its toll. Here are five tips to help manage the load:

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Families Stay Connected with Parents’ Care on enTouch

Posted on Dec 20, 2018 11:19:33 AM by Monica Ginsburg in Home Care, in care coordination, in Partner Spotlight, in Family Caregivers

Lillian Funk, co-owner of Assisting Handsan in-home care provider in Ashburn, Virginia, believes in the power of family connections. “When the family is engaged, we can deliver better care and provide a better patient experience,” she says.

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