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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 skilled nursing, in Post-Acute, in Hospitals, in Home, in healthtech

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 Prepared Health in News, in Post-Acute, in Home

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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Crystal Home Health Care joins enTouch Network in Chicago Market

Posted on Aug 8, 2018 9:25:39 AM by Prepared Health in News, in Press Release, in Post-Acute, 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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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 skilled nursing, in Post-Acute, in Hospitals, in Home

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 Prepared Health in Post-Acute, in Hospitals, in Health Plans, in Home, in Case Management

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 Prepared Health in Resources, in entouch, in Post-Acute, in Hospitals, in Case Management

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 Prepared Health in News, in Press Release, in Home Care, in Post-Acute

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 Prepared Health in News, in Press Release, in Post-Acute, in entouch network, in Hospitals, in Case Management

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 News, in Press Release, in nursing homes, in Post-Acute

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 Post-Acute, in Hospitals, in Health Plans

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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