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Healthcare IT News: Centegra takes HIPAA-compliant Facebook approach to put caregivers on same page

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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.

None of Centegra's existing systems allowed it to chart pre-hospitalization or post-hospitalization, and it had no common platform for the various post-acute partners to be active participants in the care, with the exception of manual tracking, phone calls, faxing and so forth. All options were antiquated and time-consuming and fraught with missed opportunities.

So the health system turned to PreparedHealth's enTouch technology, a mobile communications platform for providers designed to reduce time and waste involved in transitioning patients from one facility to another and increase visibility for all caregivers involved with a patient's care. It has been using the platform for 18 months and now is rolling it out to all hospital discharges.

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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

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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.