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Monica Ginsburg

Monica is a business and healthcare writer. She covers healthcare trends and issues and emerging technologies across the industry.

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Here’s How Northwestern Medicine Earned $700,000 in Bundled Payment Reimbursements

Posted on May 7, 2019 2:36:14 PM by Monica Ginsburg in bundled payments, in Hospital

Three years ago, Northwestern Medicine's hospital in Crystal Lake, Illinois, was paying penalties averaging $300,000 a year to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. One challenge: preventing its bundled payment patients from making a U-turn back into the hospital. 

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Schedule a Prepared Health Demo at ACMA Ohio

Posted on Mar 4, 2019 8:29:11 AM by Monica Ginsburg in Events, in Case Management

Prepared Health will be in Columbus on March 5th for the 2019 ACMA Ohio Chapter 8th Annual Case Management and Transitions of Care Conference.  We're excited to show you how to collaborate for care and improve patient outcomes with our enTouch digital platform. enTouch helps streamline the referral process, simplify case management, reduce readmission rates, and improve the patient experience. enTouch allows everyone from hospital case managers to home health and family caregivers to stay connected in real-time.

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Join Prepared Health at AMDA 2019

Posted on Feb 28, 2019 2:42:14 PM by Monica Ginsburg in Events

Our team is heading to Atlanta March 7-10 for the 2019 AMDA Annual Conference. We're looking forward to meeting you. Prepared Health's digital platform, enTouch, is revolutionizing post-acute care by streamlining the referral process, simplifying case management, reducing readmission rates, and improving the patient experience. enTouch allows everyone from hospital case managers to home health and family caregivers to stay connected in real-time.

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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 Case Management, 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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Prepared Health CTO Named Female Health IT Leader by Becker’s Hospital Review

Posted on Feb 14, 2019 3:00:47 PM by Monica Ginsburg in News, in Hospital, in Our People, in Health IT

For the second year in a row, Erin Karam, Prepared Health’s chief technology officer, has been named one of Becker’s Hospital Review’s top Female Health IT Leaders. Karam heads the strategic and technical direction for the company's enTouch network, leading a product team of nine, including engineering and data science. She talks about the importance of recognizing and mentoring women, and how her earlier career at IBM helped shape how she leads.

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Looking For a More Efficient Way to Manage Your Preferred Post-Acute Care Provider Network? Let’s Talk at HIMSS 2019

Posted on Jan 29, 2019 6:17:17 PM by Monica Ginsburg in Home, in Events, in Hospital

enTouch helps hospitals build, digitize and manage their preferred post-acute, home and community-based preferred provider networks.

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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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Flagship Medical Expands Referral Sources with enTouch

Posted on Jan 15, 2019 9:10:08 AM by Monica Ginsburg in Home Health, in Home, in Partner Spotlight, in DME

Flagship Medical is the first durable medical equipment provider to join Prepared Health's enTouch network.  The Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania-based company hopes referrals from hospitals and skilled nursing facilities will follow.

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Clare Medical: Making House Calls Even More Effective with enTouch

Posted on Jan 11, 2019 8:07:54 AM by Monica Ginsburg in Home Care, in care coordination, in Partner Spotlight

When Clare Medical dispatches their clinicians and other healthcare professionals to house-bound seniors across New Jersey, it relies on technology to connect its mobile team and track patient progress.

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Home Health Agency Thinks Like a Hospital

Posted on Jan 3, 2019 12:25:48 PM by Monica Ginsburg in Home Health, in Home, in Partner Spotlight

Gloria Shields knows that some hospital networks have hundreds of providers to choose from when they discharge patients who need at-home care. As director of transitional care at Bowes In Home Care, she wants the Crystal Lake, Illinois home health agency to stand out in a crowded field.

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