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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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The Prepared Health mobile care coordination platform creates 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. The platform helps professional and family caregivers capture rich and timely data from the home, and includes DINA, an AI technology that acts as a virtual care coordinator by identifying unmet needs and recommending clinical assessments. Today, Prepared Health is connected to 750 sites across the U.S. with demonstrated outcomes that dramatically decrease avoidable readmission rates, reduce unnecessary ER visits, and boost caregiver productivity. Based in Chicago, the award-winning platform has been recognized for its easy-to-use, innovative user experience. For more information, visit www.preparedhealth.com.