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