The care a patient receives after leaving the four walls of a hospital can be just as crucial to the success of the patient's recovery - leaving the health system at risk to rely on their partners to lower readmissions. On Becker's Health IT and CIO Review, our COO, Tim Coulter, breaks down how hospitals can make informed decisions to boost their preferred post-acute network, ultimately improving finances with increasing cost savings through the bundled payment model and reducing readmission penalties.
As the number of seniors continues to rise in the United States, so does the need for home health agencies that are instrumental in providing lower cost, long-term care in the home. Among the 67,000 long-term care providers who took care of over 9,000,000 patients in the year 2014, the CDC reports that roughly 13,000 were home health agencies charged with taking care of patients in the home. In the recent years, the increasing pressure from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to bundle payments and reduce hospital readmissions has led hospitals to seek out home health agencies that can provide the most optimal and efficient care for their patients in the post-acute care setting. Now is the time for home health agencies to differentiate themselves in a fragmented market. A sound marketing strategy, consisting of three key steps, can make a meaningful difference.
Healthcare engagement company, PreparedHealth, reports accelerated growth along with key new hires.
PreparedHealth has expanded its leadership team by naming Iqbal Brainch as Chief Marketing Officer. The announcement comes in the midst of significant growth. The firm has more than doubled its employee count over the last quarter and recently announced expansion of its network with both Centegra Health System and Encompass Home Health signing multi-year agreements to join the enTouch™ network and activate their Digital Nursing Assistant, DiNA™.
Encompass enters agreement to join the enTouch™ network, focusing on ACO partnerships and home health value based purchasing models.
Healthcare engagement company, PreparedHealth, announced today a multi-year agreement with Encompass, a nationally recognized leader in the home health and hospice industry. With the partnership, Encompass will join the enTouch network and activate DINA™, a digital nursing assistant, to further enhance their mission to provide “A Better Way to Care” to their patient population.
We have an incredible group of innovative client partners, advisors and investors that are helping us accelerate our mission of keeping people happy and healthy in their home. Thanks to John Pletz at Crain's Chicago Business for helping us announce our recent growth:
With the transition to value-based payment models in healthcare, Primary Care Physicians (PCPs) are seeing a greater need for more efficient care management for high-risk patients and an urgency to manage smarter transitions quickly. According to study performed by Beckers, 66% of readmissions happen within the first 15 days after a hospital discharge. This urgency puts a whole new focus on care transitions from hospital to post-acute care providers and their role amongst the broad care team to keep patients at home longer.
We are thrilled to announce our partnership with The Bridge Model National Office. The expansion of our advisory board brings tremendous care transitions thought leadership to our growing ecosystem of home and community-based healthcare providers on enTouch™. See the full press release below:
Home Health Care News sees the value in DINA and how AI has the potential to change patient care.
One of the best health tech evangelists highlights enTouch and DINA and the possibilities they are opening up for healthcare.