Hospital Readmissions

Stony Brook Recognized for Commitment to Quality Heart Failure Care | 9/9/2020

… recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring heart failure patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines founded in the latest scientific evidence. The goal is speeding recovery and reducing hospital readmissions for heart failure patients. Stony Brook earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures …

Prescriptive analytics for reducing 30-day hospital readmissions after general surgery | 9/9/2020

Roles Formal analysis, Investigation, Methodology, Software, Validation, Visualization, Writing – original draft Affiliation Center for Information and Systems Engineering, Boston University, Boston, MA, United States of America ⨯ Prescriptive analytics for reducing 30-day hospital readmissions after general surgery Dimitris Bertsimas, Abstract Introduction New financial incentives, such as reduced Medicare reimbursements, have led hospitals to closely monitor their readmission rates and initiate efforts aimed at reducing them. In this context, many surgical …

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Who leads Walgreens’ health research division: 9 things to know | Becker’s Hospital Review | 9/9/2020

… Kirkham manages research and client reporting to understand the value and effectiveness of Walgreens’ specialty medication programs and health system partnerships. Dr. Kirkham’s research usually deals with specialty medications, pharmacy and disease management programs, hospital readmissions , immunizations, diabetic complications, administrative data analyses, care continuity, and applications of the social ecological model. Dr. Kirkham earned a doctorate in public health epidemiology from Minneapolis-based Walden University in 2011. More articles on …

COVID-19: The New Normal for Acute and Post-Acute Care | 9/8/2020

CarePort has been closely examining its data across an extensive network of over 1,000 hospitals and more over the past several months of the COVID-19 pandemic, searching for insights that are most helpful to customers. On two recent webinars, we discussed the impact of COVID-19 on hospital readmissions , and its effect on value-based programs, as well as the impact of COVID-19 on acute to post-acute …

Court Grants Google and Univ. of Chicago’s Motions to Dismiss in Consumer Medical Record Sharing Suit | 9/8/2020

… disclosed for the defendants’ research.” The allegations centered on a 2017 collaboration between Google and the University. The research partnership intended to use “machine-learning techniques to create predictive health models aimed at reducing hospital readmissions and anticipating future medical events.” To facilitate the research, the University provided Google with “‘de-identified’ electronic health records of all adult patients treated at its hospital from January 1, 2010 through June 30 …

SCP & CO Announces Hiring of Chris Pizzo, Vice President | PRWeb | 9/8/2020

… origination and screening, structuring deal financing, due diligence, portfolio company monitoring, and investor correspondence. Prior to his position with Murray-Bertron, Chris co-founded VitalStream Networks, a remote patient monitoring company seeking to reduce hospital readmissions and achieve the quadruple aim. “I am excited to join SCP & CO, a private equity company that has a track record of proven results over its 18-year history. As the company increases its …

Patient Data Privacy Lawsuit Against Google, UChicago Dismissed | HealthIT Security | 9/8/2020

… regulation. The UChicago and Google partnership was announced in 2017: a machine learning project for its electronic medical records data designed to improve healthcare outcomes . Through the partnership, the provider hoped to reduce unplanned hospital readmissions and potential care complications. Filed by Matt Dinerstein in June 2019 , the class-action lawsuit accused the entities of violating patient privacy by allegedly sharing thousands of patient records without first removing personal identifiers …

Can Better Diagnoses, Prescriptions Help with Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program Initiatives? | 9/4/2020

BENEFITS OF CHANGE Proper Prescription Diagnosis One of the biggest causes of readmissions is the mis-prescribing, over-prescribing or under-prescribing of medicines. As just one example, patients hospitalized with pneumonia often receive more antibiotics than needed to treat their condition. Overuse of antibiotics often leads to antibiotic-resistant bacteria . When a patient is suffering from pneumonia caused by an antibiotic resistant bacteria risk of readmission within 90-days …

Softbank leads $100M investment in remote monitoring startup Biofourmis - MedCity News | 9/3/2020

… credit: Biofourmis Since it first struck a partnership with drugmaker Novartis in 2019, remote monitoring startup Biofourmis began developing systems to track how patients fare while taking their medications. The goal was to reduce hospital readmissions and emergency-room visits for patients taking Novartis’ heart failure medication, Entresto. By catching early signs of deterioration, physicians could intervene sooner. Heart failure patients were sent home with a small device that they …

The Promise of Smartphone Applications in the Remote Monitoring of Postsurgical Wounds: A Literature Review | 9/2/2020

… infections (SSIs) demonstrates the ability of TM to fulfill unmet needs. SSIs represent a significant public health problem; they are the most common cause of facility-related infection and the leading cause of unplanned hospital readmissions among surgical patients. 9-13 Up to 84% of SSIs develop in the critical interval between hospital discharge and routine follow-up. 9,13 More than half a million cases are estimated to occur in the …

Jvion Lauded by Frost & Sullivan for Improving Patient Outcomes Using Its Clinical-AI CORE™ Intelligence Platform | PR Newswire | 9/1/2020

… modified, delivers prioritized insights to the care teams and coordinators engaging patients, and makes recommendations to improve outcomes. As a prescriptive analytics solution, it can proactively mitigate preventable harm that could otherwise lead to hospital readmissions , serious conditions, or accelerated health deterioration,” said Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe , Industry Principal. “With this first-in-class AI platform, Jvion evolved from a provider of simple predictive analytics and machine learning solutions to a …

Allegheny Health Network team enhances transitional care management | Healthcare IT News | 9/1/2020

… of services – conducted after a patient transitions to the community following discharge from the acute or post-acute setting – aiming to improve patient transitions back into the community, reduce avoidable emergency department visits and hospital readmissions , and minimize gaps in care. THE PROBLEM Transitional care-management components include interactive contact and certain face-to-face and non-face-to-face services. Interactive contact is one transitional-care-management component in …

Omnicell to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences | Business Wire | 9/1/2020

… than 40,000 institutional and retail pharmacies across North America and the United Kingdom leverage Omnicell’s innovative medication adherence and population health solutions to improve patient engagement and adherence to prescriptions, helping to reduce costly hospital readmissions . To learn more, visit www.omnicell.com . OMCL-E View source version on businesswire.com : https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200901005337/en/ CONTACT: Media Contact:Betsy Martinelli, (724) 741-8341 Investor Contact:Peter Kuipers, (650) 251-6100 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES …

An Image-Based Mobile Health App for Postdrainage Monitoring: Usability Study | 8/28/2020

… have been developed to improve patient monitoring or replace routine postoperative clinic visits [ 37 - 39 ]. In addition to this trend, the national policy priority mandates improving transitions of care following hospital discharge and reducing hospital readmissions [ 40 , 41 ]. We created an image-based mobile app aimed at increasing communication between patients and health care personnel after discharge from the hospital as part of an effort to detect drainage complications in …

UTM:Healthcare Launches Free App ‘My MedCheck’ to Help Consumers Identify COVID-19 Symptoms | Business Wire | 8/27/2020

… of UThisMe, LLC (YouThisMe), which developed UTM:RPM, a simple, secure remote patient monitoring system that allows patients to remain in their homes while giving providers essential information for managing chronic conditions and avoiding hospital readmissions . For more information, visit www.utmhealthcare.com . View source version on businesswire.com : https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200827005546/en/ CONTACT: Media Contact: Greg Turner, Ball Consulting Group, LLC Phone: 617-243-9950; Email:[email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH …

American Telemedicine Provides Link+ to Home Healthcare Agencies: Current Articles - South Florida Hospital News | 8/27/2020

As the delivery of healthcare continues to shift outside traditional settings, we, as providers, need to focus on how to manage and keep patients engaged at home, while preventing hospital readmissions . The Link+ is an innovative smart home platform that integrates key medical devices in a patient’s home and securely collects and transmits vital biometrics in real-time. The data is collected and stored in the HIPAA-compliant portal. Physicians …

SeamlessMD Raises $4M Series A Financing Round to Expand Digital Patient Engagement Leadership | PRWeb | 8/26/2020

… in clinical validation, with over 15 clinical studies across numerous specialties demonstrating significant results, including: cost reductions of $1,000-$2,000 per patient; reductions in hospital length of stay by 1-2 days; and reductions in hospital readmissions by 45%-72%. “During the COVID-19 pandemic, SeamlessMD has proven itself to be a terrific partner for health systems to engage patients remotely at scale, resulting in less patient anxiety, fewer in-person …

UM CRMC Continues Unique Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) Partnership that Delivers Patient-Centered Care to Those Who Need it Most | 8/26/2020

The Maryland Department of Health is also contributing funds to this program through the MIH Telehealth Project Award. The goal of the MIH program is to increase access to healthcare services for the medically underserved. Additional benefits of the program include preventing hospital readmissions , reducing overutilization of emergency and ambulance services, and increasing visits to primary care providers for routine care. Since August 2017, the MIH team has delivered individualized …

Respiratory distress the cause of most post-COVID hospital readmissions | 8/25/2020

Print Anuradha Lala, M.D. Respiratory distress is the most common cause of near-term hospital readmission for patients with COVID-19, investigators have found. Among nearly 2,900 discharged patients studied, 103 returned to the emergency department within two weeks of discharge. Fully 56 of these required hospital readmittance. Respiratory complications were the chief complaint in half of these patients. They also had higher rates of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and …

European Automated Compounding Systems Market 2020-2027 - COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis | PR Newswire | 8/25/2020

… systems, the accuracy as well as efficiency of dispensing compounded products have improved, and it has further reduced the exposure of healthcare professionals to toxic agents. Medication and dispensing errors are major issues for hospital readmissions across the world. Medication errors can happen by both medical and paramedical personnel at numerous levels of patient care. Hence, multilevel monitoring is compulsory. Automated compounding systems are deliberated to be one of the …

Children with Cognitive Delays More Likely to Undergo CT to Diagnose Appendicitis | 8/24/2020

CT is used at a higher rate than ultrasound in children with developmental and cognitive impairments to diagnose appendicitis, even though CT scans increase radiation risk in smaller bodies. Additionally, these children have higher rates of postoperative emergency room visits and hospital readmissions after undergoing laparoscopic appendectomy (surgical removal of appendix) than children with normal development, according to new findings presented today by researchers at the American College of Surgeons …

Kids with Cognitive Delays More Likely to Have CT Scan to Diagnose Appendicitis | 8/24/2020

… than ultrasound in children with developmental and cognitive impairments to diagnose appendicitis, even though CT scans increase radiation risk in smaller bodies. Additionally, these children have higher rates of postoperative emergency room visits and hospital readmissions after undergoing laparoscopic appendectomy (surgical removal of appendix) than children with normal development, according to new findings presented today by researchers at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) 2020 Quality and Safety Conference VIRTUAL …

Children with cognitive delays are more likely to have CT scan to diagnose appendicitis | 8/24/2020

… than ultrasound in children with developmental and cognitive impairments to diagnose appendicitis, even though CT scans increase radiation risk in smaller bodies. Additionally, these children have higher rates of postoperative emergency room visits and hospital readmissions after undergoing laparoscopic appendectomy (surgical removal of appendix) than children with normal development, according to new findings presented today by researchers at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) 2020 Quality and Safety Conference VIRTUAL …

CT scans used at a higher rate in children with cognitive impairment to diagnose appendicitis | 8/22/2020

… than ultrasound in children with developmental and cognitive impairments to diagnose appendicitis, even though CT scans increase radiation risk in smaller bodies. Additionally, these children have higher rates of postoperative emergency room visits and hospital readmissions after undergoing laparoscopic appendectomy (surgical removal of appendix ) than children with normal development, according to new findings presented today by researchers at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) 2020 Quality and Safety Conference VIRTUAL …

European Automated Compounding Systems Market Forecast to 2027 - COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis By Product Type; End User, and Country - ResearchAndMarkets.com | Business Wire | 8/21/2020

… systems, the accuracy as well as efficiency of dispensing compounded products have improved, and it has further reduced the exposure of healthcare professionals to toxic agents. Medication and dispensing errors are major issues for hospital readmissions across the world. Medication errors can happen by both medical and paramedical personnel at numerous levels of patient care. Hence, multilevel monitoring is compulsory. Automated compounding systems are deliberated to be one of the …

EMR

Rapid Radiology and OpenText Accelerate Diagnostic Results to Help Improve Patient Care | Yahoo News | 6/25/2020

Radiology services provider deploys OpenText ™ EMR-Link ™ to help speed medical imaging orders and results for increased efficiency, lower costs, and improved patient care WATERLOO, ON , June 25, 2020 /CNW/ – OpenText™ ( OTEX ) ( OTEX.TO ) today announced … results improves decision-making for timely treatment and reduces avoidable hospital readmissions. Electronic orders can now be added to results capabilities across Rapid Radiology’s users and customers, eliminating the need for the inefficient blend of …

Telehealth

260+ Telehealth Companies to Know | 2020 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/22/2020

Print Email Hospitals and health systems across the U.S. have developed telehealth strategies to connect with patients in remote locations. This has become especially important during the pandemic. Frost & Sullivan anticipates that telehealth will be … giving providers essential information for managing chronic conditions and avoiding hospital readmissions. Zipnosis (Minneapolis). Zipnosis’ telemedicine platform connects patients and clinicians for virtual visits through phone, video, chat and adaptive online interviews. The company launched …

Medicaid

Nationwide COVID-19 Surveillance for Nursing Homes | PR Newswire | 6/18/2020

… be imperative in providing evidence-based data to support prevention, intervention, and care improvement.” With the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) now requiring nursing facilities to report COVID-19 data to the CDC … organizations nationwide, Real Time improves clinical performance by reducing avoidable hospital readmissions, managing care coordination efforts, and detecting early warning signs of infectious disease. Press Contact Keri DeSalvo Director of Marketing [email protected] SOURCE Real …

Medicare

Nationwide COVID-19 Surveillance for Nursing Homes | PR Newswire | 6/18/2020

… data will be imperative in providing evidence-based data to support prevention, intervention, and care improvement.” With the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) now requiring nursing facilities to report COVID-19 data to … organizations nationwide, Real Time improves clinical performance by reducing avoidable hospital readmissions, managing care coordination efforts, and detecting early warning signs of infectious disease. Press Contact Keri DeSalvo Director of Marketing [email protected] SOURCE Real …

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Nationwide COVID-19 Surveillance for Nursing Homes | PR Newswire | 6/18/2020

… to DiseaseWatch data will be imperative in providing evidence-based data to support prevention, intervention, and care improvement.” With the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) now requiring nursing facilities to report COVID-19 … organizations nationwide, Real Time improves clinical performance by reducing avoidable hospital readmissions, managing care coordination efforts, and detecting early warning signs of infectious disease. Press Contact Keri DeSalvo Director of Marketing [email protected] SOURCE Real …

CDC

Nationwide COVID-19 Surveillance for Nursing Homes | PR Newswire | 6/18/2020

… With the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) now requiring nursing facilities to report COVID-19 data to the CDC and the anticipated resurgence of the pandemic, it’s never been more important to have … organizations nationwide, Real Time improves clinical performance by reducing avoidable hospital readmissions, managing care coordination efforts, and detecting early warning signs of infectious disease. Press Contact Keri DeSalvo Director of Marketing [email protected] SOURCE Real …

COVID-19

Nationwide COVID-19 Surveillance for Nursing Homes | PR Newswire | 6/18/2020

… providing nursing facilities and health entities a centralized infection surveillance system to immediately detect hotspots of potential infectious diseases – from COVID-19 to influenza – days in advance. In May , it was announced that DiseaseWatch would … organizations nationwide, Real Time improves clinical performance by reducing avoidable hospital readmissions, managing care coordination efforts, and detecting early warning signs of infectious disease. Press Contact Keri DeSalvo Director of Marketing [email protected] SOURCE Real …

ACOs

Could coronavirus derail the decades-long shift to value-based care? | Healthcare Dive | 4/15/2020

… take a recovery of the hospital system before it can go there.” Pleas for loss waivers The National Association of ACOs told CMS in mid-March that ACOs in Medicare’s flagship ACO program the Shared … Medicare ACO program, Merit-based Incentive Payment System and the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program to report quality data, or waived reporting entirely for the fourth quarter of 2019. The relaxation was framed as a way …

ACO

Could coronavirus derail the decades-long shift to value-based care? | Healthcare Dive | 4/15/2020

… take a recovery of the hospital system before it can go there.” Pleas for loss waivers The National Association of ACOs told CMS in mid-March that ACOs in Medicare’s flagship ACO program the Shared … Medicare ACO program, Merit-based Incentive Payment System and the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program to report quality data, or waived reporting entirely for the fourth quarter of 2019. The relaxation was framed as a way …

Mental Health

The World’s $5 Billion Behavioral Health Care Software and Services Market, Forecast to 2027 - Key Players are Welligent, Netsmart Technologies, Epic, Core Solutions, and Cerner Corporation | PR Newswire | 4/8/2020

DUBLIN The “Behavioral/Mental Health Care Software & Services Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report by Component, Delivery Model, Function, End-use and Region 2020-2027” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The global behavioral health … treatment costs by providing value-based medicine programs, thus preventing hospital readmissions. The impact of substance abuse is estimated to be worth USD 600 billion every year in U.S., according to a survey by the …

Remote Monitoring

Care Dimensions Improves Quality of Life for Hospice Patients Using Telehealth | PR Newswire | 12/4/2019

… being. In Massachusetts , Care Dimensions is one of the first healthcare providers to offer the advanced support of telehealth and remote monitoring to hospice and palliative patients and their families. All patients referred to Care … nearly 90% and has been essential to their reduction of hospital readmissions and ED visits.” In the coming months, Care Dimensions’ clinical team will further expand their use of virtual visits, scheduling virtual visits following …

Patient Monitoring

Philips and Humana team up to improve care for at-risk Medicare Advantage members | Globe Newswire | 12/4/2019

… 4, 2019 Collaboration will help support independent living for high-acuity seniors by providing 24/7 access to care Philips’ remote patient monitoring capabilities will be utilized to help Humana care managers deliver interventions for their … in-place. It can also help reduce unnecessary and costly hospital readmissions [2] which in turn can help lead to overall improved patient experience, higher quality of care and more efficient resource utilization. Philips Lifeline …

Home Health

Hackensack Meridian Health Invests in Adaptive Phage Therapeutics, Aiming to Kill ‘Superbugs’ as Part of Bear’s Den Innovation Program | PR Newswire | 12/4/2019

… from entrepreneurs. The health network’s novel incubator has vetted many products and strategies to streamline care delivery, reduce infections, lower hospital readmissions and help patients partner in their care with physicians. ABOUT HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH … throughout the state which include ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, urgent care centers …

Medication Adherence

CORRECTING and REPLACING Nearly a Quarter of a Million Prescribers Using Surescripts Prescription Price Transparency Tool to View Patient Medication Cost Information | Business Wire | 12/4/2019

… Prescription Price Transparency . Real Time Benefit Tools (RTBTs), like Surescripts Real-Time Prescription Benefit , help improve outcomes, reduce costs, increase medication adherence and enhance patient and provider satisfaction. “The dramatic growth of prescription price transparency … Review of Prospective Observational Studies , causes up to 10% of hospital readmissions. The Surescripts report shows that while the number of monthly benefit checks performed by healthcare providers at the point of care has increased …

Behavioral Health

Hackensack Meridian Health Invests in Adaptive Phage Therapeutics, Aiming to Kill ‘Superbugs’ as Part of Bear’s Den Innovation Program | PR Newswire | 12/4/2019

… from entrepreneurs. The health network’s novel incubator has vetted many products and strategies to streamline care delivery, reduce infections, lower hospital readmissions and help patients partner in their care with physicians. ABOUT HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH … Red Bank , and Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin ; a behavioral health hospital – Carrier Clinic in Belle Mead ; and two rehabilitation hospitals – JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in Edison and Shore Rehabilitation Institute in Brick. Additionally …

Patient Adherence

Care Dimensions Improves Quality of Life for Hospice Patients Using Telehealth | PR Newswire | 12/4/2019

patient adherence rates of nearly 90% and has been essential to their reduction of hospital readmissions and ED visits.” In the coming months, Care Dimensions’ clinical team will further expand their use of virtual visits, scheduling virtual visits following patient enrollment and installation to answer questions and ensure patient and caregiver comfort with the telehealth program. “The use of telehealth has enabled our team to personalize care to each patients …

Patient Safety

CORRECTING and REPLACING Nearly a Quarter of a Million Prescribers Using Surescripts Prescription Price Transparency Tool to View Patient Medication Cost Information | Business Wire | 12/4/2019

… to Hospital Admissions Associated with Medication Non-Adherence: A Systematic Review of Prospective Observational Studies , causes up to 10% of hospital readmissions. The Surescripts report shows that while the number of monthly benefit checks performed … most trusted and capable health information network, built to increase patient safety, lower costs and ensure quality care. Since 2001, Surescripts has led the movement to turn data into actionable intelligence and convened the Surescripts …

Medication Management

Care Dimensions Improves Quality of Life for Hospice Patients Using Telehealth | PR Newswire | 12/4/2019

… CHF, are evaluated for the telehealth program. Patients with a history of frequent ED visits or requiring focused weight and medication management are enrolled in the telehealth program to receive the additional support telehealth provides … nearly 90% and has been essential to their reduction of hospital readmissions and ED visits.” In the coming months, Care Dimensions’ clinical team will further expand their use of virtual visits, scheduling virtual visits following …

Credentialing

Hackensack Meridian Health Invests in Adaptive Phage Therapeutics, Aiming to Kill ‘Superbugs’ as Part of Bear’s Den Innovation Program | PR Newswire | 12/4/2019

… from entrepreneurs. The health network’s novel incubator has vetted many products and strategies to streamline care delivery, reduce infections, lower hospital readmissions and help patients partner in their care with physicians. ABOUT HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH … achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and being named to Becker’s Healthcare’s “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare/2019” list. The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton …

Patient Engagement

Philips and Humana team up to improve care for at-risk Medicare Advantage members | Globe Newswire | 12/4/2019

… connected care solutions will help Humana provide a seamless care experience by connecting services, analytics and devices to help increase patient engagement and access to care. Leveraging Philips’ established solutions, Humana’s care teams can have … in-place. It can also help reduce unnecessary and costly hospital readmissions [2] which in turn can help lead to overall improved patient experience, higher quality of care and more efficient resource utilization. Philips Lifeline …

Pain Management

Care Dimensions Improves Quality of Life for Hospice Patients Using Telehealth | PR Newswire | 12/4/2019

… case manager, and ensuring data is transmitted to the Care Dimensions’ EMR to inform all providers on the interdisciplinary team. Pain management, education, and engagement are fundamental aspects of hospice and palliative care, not only … nearly 90% and has been essential to their reduction of hospital readmissions and ED visits.” In the coming months, Care Dimensions’ clinical team will further expand their use of virtual visits, scheduling virtual visits following …

Medical Transportation

Hackensack Meridian Health Invests in Adaptive Phage Therapeutics, Aiming to Kill ‘Superbugs’ as Part of Bear’s Den Innovation Program | PR Newswire | 12/4/2019

… from entrepreneurs. The health network’s novel incubator has vetted many products and strategies to streamline care delivery, reduce infections, lower hospital readmissions and help patients partner in their care with physicians. ABOUT HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH … term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, urgent care centers and physician practice locations. Hackensack Meridian Health has more than 34,100 team members, and …

Patient Satisfaction

Northwell launches chatbot to boost use of colonoscopy | PR Newswire | 12/3/2019

… platform. Northwell is an investor in Conversa and uses the health chat technology in numerous ways, including helping to reduce hospital readmissions for high-risk patients after a heart attack, stroke or other serious condition … Researchers will track the impact of the chat program on patient satisfaction, cancellations and no-shows, as well as successful completion of the exam, which requires thorough colon cleansing beforehand. (The chat includes information about …

Home Care

Home care after elective vascular surgery: still more questions than answers | BMJ | 12/3/2019

Home care services support the goal of many patients and caregivers to live independently at home and to ‘age in place’. Home care referrals in the USA have increased nearly 60% from 2002 to 2016 … of transitional care interventions in which home nursing visits reduced hospital readmissions and mortality for up to 6 months compared with usual care. 9 In a separate study, Murtaugh and colleagues found that Medicare beneficiaries …

Electronic Health Records

Cerner taps Amazon Web Services to ramp up healthcare AI capabilities, predictive technology | FierceHealthcare | 12/3/2019

… 40 years, Cerner ushered in health care’s digital age by moving medical data from paper charts and manila folders into electronic health records,” Cerner CEO and chairman of the board Brent Shafer said during the … is focused on developing predictive technology to help organizations prevent hospital readmissions and reduce healthcare waste. To do this, the company is leveraging de-identified patient data to help make early determinations of what is …

Optum

With rising demand for in-home care, DispatchHealth scores $136M round backed by Optum Ventures | FierceHealthcare | 6/23/2020

… Heal acquires Doctors on Call, expands to NYC market DispatchHealth just scored $135.8 million in Series C financing led by Optum Ventures, the venture arm of Optum. Existing investors Alta Partners, Questa Capital, Echo Health … emergency rooms, hospitals, and post-acute facilities, according to Prather. Hospital readmissions cost Medicare about $26 billion annually, with about $17 billion spent on avoidable hospital trips after discharge, according to data (PDF) from the …

Novartis

Re: Biofourmis Acquires Clinical-Grade Wearable Biosensor Platform Biovoation AG | HIT Consultant | 4/11/2020

… an impressive list of more than 80 current and previous clients/partners—including major players such as Microsoft, IBM Research, Novartis, AstraZeneca, Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, Penn Medicine and Helios. – The cash + equity deal includes … for managing chronic conditions before patients’ health worsens, potentially reducing hospital readmissions and decreasing the need for emergency department visits to reduce costs. “Biofourmis’ powerful and predictive AI-driven Biovitals® ecosystem is now complete with …

Biofourmis

Re: Biofourmis Acquires Clinical-Grade Wearable Biosensor Platform Biovoation AG | HIT Consultant | 4/11/2020

Biofourmis acquires Zürich, Switzerland-based Biovotion AG, a leading developer of a cutting-edge clinical-grade wearable biosensor platform. – The Biovotion AG deal comes with 60 global patents covering much of the existing wearables tech … for managing chronic conditions before patients’ health worsens, potentially reducing hospital readmissions and decreasing the need for emergency department visits to reduce costs. “Biofourmis’ powerful and predictive AI-driven Biovitals® ecosystem is now complete with …

Microsoft Health

Re: Biofourmis Acquires Clinical-Grade Wearable Biosensor Platform Biovoation AG | HIT Consultant | 4/11/2020

… as well as an impressive list of more than 80 current and previous clients/partners—including major players such as Microsoft, IBM Research, Novartis, AstraZeneca, Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, Penn Medicine and Helios. – The cash … for managing chronic conditions before patients’ health worsens, potentially reducing hospital readmissions and decreasing the need for emergency department visits to reduce costs. “Biofourmis’ powerful and predictive AI-driven Biovitals® ecosystem is now complete with …

EarlySense

EarlySense Helps Sheba Medical Center Protect Staff Treating Patients From Coronavirus Exposure With Contact-free Continuous Monitoring | PR Newswire | 3/16/2020

WOBURN, Massachusetts , March 16, EarlySense , the global leader in contact-free, continuous monitoring solutions for the healthcare continuum, announced today it is one of the strategic medical technologies being used by Israel’s Sheba Medical Center … respiratory arrest, preventable ICU transfers, patient falls, pressure ulcers, and hospital readmissions. The company holds several patents on detecting and predicting respiratory patterns and episodes, providing in-depth analysis of respiratory signal shapes for early …

Health Recovery Solutions

Care Dimensions Improves Quality of Life for Hospice Patients Using Telehealth | PR Newswire | 12/4/2019

… rate of 1.38% over one year for hospice patients enrolled in the telehealth program. In 2018, Care Dimensions partnered with Health Recovery Solutions (HRS), a nationally recognized telehealth provider, to expand its telehealth program and … nearly 90% and has been essential to their reduction of hospital readmissions and ED visits.” In the coming months, Care Dimensions’ clinical team will further expand their use of virtual visits, scheduling virtual visits following …

Cerner

Cerner taps Amazon Web Services to ramp up healthcare AI capabilities, predictive technology | FierceHealthcare | 12/3/2019

Health IT company Cerner is deepening its partnership with Amazon Web Services to build new prediction tools and a virtual medical scribe for healthcare providers. Cerner named AWS its preferred cloud provider in July. At … is focused on developing predictive technology to help organizations prevent hospital readmissions and reduce healthcare waste. To do this, the company is leveraging de-identified patient data to help make early determinations of what is …

DaVita

Marquis Health Services Launches Bedside Hemodialysis at New Eastwood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center | 11/21/2019

Coordination with DaVita Kidney Care Brings Treatment to Easton, Pa., Skilled Nursing Facility EASTON, Pa., Nov. 21, 2019 – Marquis Health Services has contracted with DaVita Kidney Care to bring staff-assisted bedside hemodialysis to its New Eastwood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Easton. The new offering is designed to improve patient quality of life while significantly reducing hospital readmissions, and it continues Marquis’ programming enhancements following the completion of a multi …

Medline

How Advocate Aurora Health is working to improve wound care outcomes | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/21/2019

… is working to improve wound care outcomes Gabrielle Masson - Print Email Advocate Aurora Health’s post-acute care division partnered with Medline to develop in-person clinical simulations for over 400 nurses to improve wound care … patients, Advocate Aurora Health said it expects the risk of hospital readmissions and number of nursing visits per care episode to decrease. More articles on post-acute care …

Omnicell

Omnicell Announces Annual Innovation Day for Investors and Analysts | BioSpace | 11/20/2019

Omnicell Announces Annual Innovation Day for Investors and Analysts MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–( BUSINESS WIRE )– Omnicell Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL), a leading provider of medication management solutions and adherence tools for healthcare systems and pharmacies, today announced … patient engagement and adherence to prescriptions, helping to reduce costly hospital readmissions. To learn more about Omnicell and its Autonomous Pharmacy vision, please visit omnicell.com . OMCL-E View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news …

CVS Health

The success of Medicare Advantage makes it a better policy choice than ‘Medicare for All’ - MarketWatch | 11/20/2019

… Medicare Advantage plans offer benefits through private health-insurance companies such as United Healthcare UNH, +0.48% , Aetna (now owned by CVS Health CVS, +0.33% ) and Humana HUM, +0.48% . Medicare pays these plans a fixed monthly … fewer hip and knee replacements and have lower rates of hospital readmissions than traditional Medicare. Further, the evidence suggests that risk-adjusted mortality is lower in Medicare Advantage plans, which may reflect better care coordination …

Medial EarlySign

Geisinger and Medial EarlySign Advance to First Stage of CMS AI Health Outcomes Challenge | PR Newswire | 11/19/2019

… than 300 entities submitted proposed AI solutions to the Challenge. The joint Geisinger/EarlySign proposal – Reducing Adverse Events and Avoidable Hospital Readmissions by Empowering Clinicians and Patients – will seek to apply advanced AI and Machine … connect with us on Facebook , Instagram , LinkedIn and Twitter . About Medial EarlySign Medial EarlySign helps healthcare systems with early detection and prevention of high-burden diseases. Their suite of outcome-focused software solutions (AlgoMarkers™) find …

McKesson

Nabriva Therapeutics plc (NBRV) CEO Ted Schroeder on Q3 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 11/13/2019

… in the US. With approximately 5 million cases annually, it’s the leading cause of infectious death, the third cause of hospital readmissions and the fifth cause of all hospitalizations. Mortality remains very high and direct … immediately after launch all specialty distributors ASD, Cardinal Specialty and McKesson Plasma and Biologics order adequate inventory and also Walgreens Community Specialty Pharmacy and Option Care Health secured XENLETA at their location. To date, we …

Critical Alert Systems

The global nurse call system market size is expected to reach USD 2.38 billion by 2026 | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 10/29/2019

… projected to expand at a CAGR of 9.9% during the forecast period. Increasing support for digital healthcare, government penalties for hospital readmissions, and demand for resident and patient safety are expected to drive the demand … Healthcare; Azure Healthcare; West-Com Nurse Call Systems, Inc.; and Critical Alert Systems LLC. Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05763723/?utm_source=PRN About Reportlinker ReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. Reportlinker …

PointClickCare

It’s Time for Hospitals and Skilled Nursing Facilities to Break Down Patient Data Silos | 10/21/2019

The following is a guest article by Sean Vandeweerd, Sr. Product Manager, PointClickCare Technologies Inc . Our healthcare system is approaching a critical time in which an aging population will bring baby boomers into hospitals and post-acute care facilities in record numbers. Combined with the nursing shortage, razor thin margins, the need to reduce hospital readmissions, and increased government regulations — the need for technology that can deliver best practices for …

IBM Watson Health

Mercy Selects Omnicell to Automate and Digitize Medication Management | Business Wire | 10/17/2019

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 17, 2019– Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL), a leading provider of medication management solutions and adherence tools for health systems and pharmacies, today announced that Mercy, one of the top five U.S. health systems that serves Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma, will support medication management across its service network through Omnicell automation and intelligence solutions. kAm%[email protected] E9:D ?6H E6?\J62C[ [email protected]=6 …

Avalere Health

Voting With Their Feet: Open Enrollment And Medicare For All | Forbes | 10/14/2019

… up. Supplemental benefits are services offered by Medicare Advantage plans that are not covered under traditional Medicare options. Research by Avalere Health showed that at least 40% of all Medicare Advantage plans offered new supplemental … new supplemental benefit offerings reflect Medicare’s ongoing efforts to reduce hospital readmissions and enable seniors to stay healthy at home instead of in a medical facility. Considering that the average cost of a hospital readmission …

Apple Health

Kaiser Permanente Reduces Secondary Cardiac Events Through Virtual Cardiac Rehabilitation Program | PR Newswire | 8/29/2019

… the patients who have joined the program complete it, compared to the national average of less than 50%. Cardiac-related hospital readmissions for patients in Kaiser Permanente’s program have been less than 2%, compared to … use a Samsung smartwatch that pairs via Bluetooth with an Apple or Android smartphone. The watch sends reminders to the patient to exercise, collects patient activity data and continuously displays the patient heart rate during …

Truven Health Analytics

Global Clinical Decision Support Systems Market to Reach $3.49 Billion by 2028 | PR Newswire | 7/9/2019

… in medical planning during the healthcare delivery process. The error in execution of medical interventions often catalyze the rate of hospital readmissions which further increases the healthcare costs. To combat these preventable deaths and avoidable … Health, VisualDx, FirstDataBank, Elsevier B.V, IBM Corporation (through acquisition of Truven Health Analytics). Key Questions Answered in the Report: What is the total addressable market (TAM), segmental addressable market (SAM) and the potential market opportunity …

Collective Medical

Kentucky Hospitals Collaborate to Boost ED Health Data Exchange | EHR Intelligence | 7/9/2019

… department (ED) personnel and other providers. Kentucky hospitals will use the grant to launch a solution called EDie developed by Collective Medical Technologies. The solution will help to deliver critical patient information to emergency clinicians … care settings. Clinicians across the state hope to reduce avoidable hospital readmissions, improve efforts to curb the opioid epidemic , and improve care management for patients with complex conditions who frequent emergency departments. So far, ten …

Netsmart

Post-Acute Care: The Next Frontier for Health Systems Under Risk, Black Book Survey Results | PR Newswire | 12/18/2017

… of 2017. “All healthcare organizations must find better ways to manage the patient transition into post-acute processes and keep hospital readmissions in check, and that may fall completely on hospital systems at risk in … evolves and reforms. Top Performing Post-Acute Care Technology Vendors Netsmart, outperformed competitor EHRs in ten of 18 key performance indicators in the Black Book 2017 health IT user satisfaction survey. 2,086 providers in the …

CVS

CVS Health to Acquire Aetna; Combination to Provide Consumers with a Better Experience, Reduced Costs and Improved Access to Health Care Experts in Homes and Communities Across the Country | PR Newswire | 12/4/2017

CVS Health to Acquire Aetna; Combination to Provide Consumers with a Better Experience, Reduced Costs and Improved Access to Health Care Experts in Homes and Communities Across the Country Combines CVS Health’s Unmatched Local Presence … will be achieved, for example, by helping patients avoid unnecessary hospital readmissions. Twenty percent of Medicare patients are readmitted to the hospital soon after being discharged at significant annual costs, much of which is avoidable …

Walmart Health

CVS agrees to buy Aetna in $69 billion deal, people familiar with the deal say - Chicago Tribune | 12/3/2017

… the lines,” said Ana Gupte, an analyst at Leerink Partners, who recently pointed to retail giants Walgreens Boots Alliance or Walmart as potential “dark horse acquirers” of the health insurer Humana. Wall Street analysts have … recently released from hospital — and so help avoid re-admission. (Hospital readmissions are a growing cost in health care). The storefronts could also transform preventative care, offering wellness, nutrition and even imaging services — saving costs …

Conifer Health Solutions

Increasing Demand for Innovative Mobile Health Services Pushing Already Multi-billion Dollar Telemedicine Industry to New Levels | PR Newswire | 11/30/2017

… if a patient develops key warning signs, allowing clinicians to intervene before a health crisis occurs, preventing costly and disruptive hospital readmissions and ER visits. In other Telehealth - Healthcare Industry developments: Teladoc Inc. (NYSE: TDOC … facilities in the United States and the United Kingdom . Tenet’s Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations …

Evolent Health

Increasing Demand for Innovative Mobile Health Services Pushing Already Multi-billion Dollar Telemedicine Industry to New Levels | PR Newswire | 11/30/2017

… Active companies in the healthcare industry include: Reliq Health Technologies Inc. (OTC: RQHTF) (TSX-V: RHT), Teledoc Inc. (NYSE: TDOC), Evolent Health Inc. (NYSE: EVH), Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: THC), Community Health Systems Inc. (NYSE … intervene before a health crisis occurs, preventing costly and disruptive hospital readmissions and ER visits. In other Telehealth - Healthcare Industry developments: Teladoc Inc. (NYSE: TDOC ) recently announced a proposed offering of shares of its common …

Piper Jaffray

EarlySense CEO to Present at 31st Annual Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference in New York | PR Newswire | 12/2/2019

… continuous monitoring solutions for the healthcare continuum, today announced that Mr. Matt Johnson , CEO, will present at the 31st Annual Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference, taking place at the Lotte New York Palace, New York on … respiratory arrest, patient falls, pressure ulcers, preventable ICU transfers and hospital readmissions. The EarlySense system captures critical information from the patient, alerting caregivers of potentially adverse events early on. The company has partnered with leading …

Horizon Therapeutics PLC (HZNP) CEO Tim Walbert on Q1 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 5/8/2019

… President, Chief Business Officer Vikram Karnani - Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer Conference Call Participants Nick Rubino - Stifel David Amsellem - Piper Jaffray Ken Cacciatore - Cowen and Company David Risinger - Morgan Stanley Jennifer Kim - Cantor Fitzgerald … our estimates using patient level data, including actual claims and hospital readmissions data. As we’ve previously discussed, we estimate that 15,000 to 20,000 active TED patients are eligible for teprotumumab treatment each year. This is …

Welch Allyn

EarlySense CEO to Present at 31st Annual Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference in New York | PR Newswire | 12/2/2019

… hospital readmissions. The EarlySense system captures critical information from the patient, alerting caregivers of potentially adverse events early on. The company has partnered with leading global technology companies including Hillrom, Philips, Welch Allyn, and Mitsui. EarlySense is based in Ramat Gan, Israel and Woburn, Massachusetts . For more information, visit www.earlysense.com . Follow EarlySense on LinkedIn , Twitter and Facebook Media Contact: Ellie Hanson Finn Partners +1-929-222-8006 [email protected] Company Contact: Jaime Donahue …

EarlySense CEO to Present at 31st Annual Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference in New York | Yahoo News | 12/2/2019

… hospital readmissions. The EarlySense system captures critical information from the patient, alerting caregivers of potentially adverse events early on. The company has partnered with leading global technology companies including Hillrom, Philips, Welch Allyn, and Mitsui. EarlySense is based in Ramat Gan, Israel and Woburn, Massachusetts . For more information, visit www.earlysense.com . Follow EarlySense on LinkedIn , Twitter and Facebook Media Contact …

Morgan Stanley

Nabriva Therapeutics plc (NBRV) CEO Ted Schroeder on Q3 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 11/13/2019

… Officer Jennifer Schranz - Chief Medical Officer Steve Gelone - President & Chief Operating Officer Conference Call Participants Alan Carr - Needham Ishmael Asante - Morgan Stanley Jason Gerberry - Bank of America Robert Driscoll - Wedbush Thomas Yip - H.C. Wainwright Operator … the leading cause of infectious death, the third cause of hospital readmissions and the fifth cause of all hospitalizations. Mortality remains very high and direct costs for pneumonia are approximately $17 billion annually. Resistance continues …

Horizon Therapeutics PLC (HZNP) CEO Tim Walbert on Q1 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 5/8/2019

… Chief Commercial Officer Conference Call Participants Nick Rubino - Stifel David Amsellem - Piper Jaffray Ken Cacciatore - Cowen and Company David Risinger - Morgan Stanley Jennifer Kim - Cantor Fitzgerald Gary Nachman - BMO Capital Markets Liav Abraham - Citigroup Operator … our estimates using patient level data, including actual claims and hospital readmissions data. As we’ve previously discussed, we estimate that 15,000 to 20,000 active TED patients are eligible for teprotumumab treatment each year. This is …

Edison Partners

Health Recovery Solutions Raises $10 Million | 9/9/2019

Health Recovery Solutions announced it closed $10 million in growth financing led by Edison Partners Health Recovery Solutions (HRS) — a technology company that provides remote patient monitoring for leading health systems — has announced it closed $10 million in growth financing led by Edison Partners. HRS has received national attention for its clinical success in reducing hospital readmissions and commitment to improving outcomes for both patients and health systems. And the …

Edison Partners Leads $10 Million Growth Investment in Health Recovery Solutions | PRWeb | 9/5/2019

Edison Partners Leads $10 Million Growth Investment in Health Recovery Solutions Share Article Funds will help advance telemedicine provider’s go-to-market capabilities and best-in-class technology platform. As the U.S. healthcare industry shifts … drive up healthcare costs and is the leading cause of hospital readmissions. Remote patient monitoring (RPM) is becoming a fundamental tool for decreasing readmissions, improving outcomes, and reducing the overall cost of care. Hoboken, N.J …

Goldman Sachs

DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (DVA) CEO Kent Thiry on Q1 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 5/8/2019

… Chief Executive Officer, DaVita Kidney Care Conference Call Participants Kevin Fischbeck - Bank of America Justin Lake - Wolfe Research Steve Tanal - Goldman Sachs Whit Mayo - UBS Gary Taylor - J. P. Morgan John Ransom - Raymond James Operator … always have with the clinical highlights. In this case, readmissions, hospital readmissions of course remain the top priority. The normal 30-day hospitalization readmit rate via 30 patients is about 35% that’s more than double …

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) CEO David Wichmann on Q1 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 4/16/2019

… Fischbeck - Bank of America Sarah James - Piper Jaffray Josh Raskin - Nephron Research Gary Taylor - JPMorgan Scott Fidel - Stephens Steve Tanal - Goldman Sachs A.J. Rice - Credit Suisse Ana Gupte - SVB Leerink Lance Wilkes - Sanford Bernstein John … biometric data to improve post-acute patient recovery and reduce hospital readmissions. Rally and platforms like the IHR are just two critical elements of the more modern information and digitally enabled health system. Particularly when …

Cambia Health Solutions

DispatchHealth Closes On $33 Million in Growth Financing Led by Echo Health Ventures | PR Newswire | 5/7/2019

… closing of a $33 million growth capital financing. The investment was led by Echo Health Ventures , a strategic collaboration of Cambia Health Solutions and Mosaic Health Solutions, with participation from existing investors Alta Partners , Questa … in the home to reduce unnecessary emergency room visits and hospital readmissions. Medical teams are available during the day and also on weekends, evenings and holidays, and can be requested via app, online or a …

Nicole Oishi Joins Collective Medical as Head of Success | Business Wire | 1/4/2018

… leadership is committed to continuing to exceed customer expectations and deliver superior support and education. Oishi joins Collective Medical from Cambia Health Solutions, where she served as vice president of clinical services for Regence, a … across all healthcare settings and is proven to reduce avoidable hospital readmissions, improve care transitions, and eliminate unnecessary risk and friction from care delivery. For one behavioral health provider, use of the platform meant that …

Leerink Partners

CVS agrees to buy Aetna in $69 billion deal, people familiar with the deal say - Chicago Tribune | 12/3/2017

… think it will create more consolidation among the insurers and retailers, blurring the lines,” said Ana Gupte, an analyst at Leerink Partners, who recently pointed to retail giants Walgreens Boots Alliance or Walmart as potential … recently released from hospital — and so help avoid re-admission. (Hospital readmissions are a growing cost in health care). The storefronts could also transform preventative care, offering wellness, nutrition and even imaging services — saving costs …

CVS agrees to buy Aetna in $69 billion deal, people familiar with the deal say - Chicago Tribune | 12/3/2017

… think it will create more consolidation among the insurers and retailers, blurring the lines,” said Ana Gupte, an analyst at Leerink Partners, who recently pointed to retail giants Walgreens Boots Alliance or Walmart as potential … recently released from hospital — and so help avoid re-admission. (Hospital readmissions are a growing cost in health care). The storefronts could also transform preventative care, offering wellness, nutrition and even imaging services — saving costs …

Penn Medicine

Re: Biofourmis Acquires Clinical-Grade Wearable Biosensor Platform Biovoation AG | HIT Consultant | 4/11/2020

… 80 current and previous clients/partners—including major players such as Microsoft, IBM Research, Novartis, AstraZeneca, Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, Penn Medicine and Helios. – The cash + equity deal includes Biovotion AG’s product portfolio and pipeline … for managing chronic conditions before patients’ health worsens, potentially reducing hospital readmissions and decreasing the need for emergency department visits to reduce costs. “Biofourmis’ powerful and predictive AI-driven Biovitals® ecosystem is now complete with …

Cleveland Clinic

Re: Biofourmis Acquires Clinical-Grade Wearable Biosensor Platform Biovoation AG | HIT Consultant | 4/11/2020

… list of more than 80 current and previous clients/partners—including major players such as Microsoft, IBM Research, Novartis, AstraZeneca, Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, Penn Medicine and Helios. – The cash + equity deal includes Biovotion AG’s … for managing chronic conditions before patients’ health worsens, potentially reducing hospital readmissions and decreasing the need for emergency department visits to reduce costs. “Biofourmis’ powerful and predictive AI-driven Biovitals® ecosystem is now complete with …

Medical Center

Hospitals make room for coronavirus patients by trying to treat people at home | NBC News | 3/28/2020

Studies have shown that home hospitalization can produce better health outcomes, fewer hospital readmissions and a lower mortality rate.As rapidly filling hospitals scramble to make room for coronavirus patients, a growing number of providers are … program is also underway in Washington state at Providence Regional Medical Center, which reported the first coronavirus case in the United States. Under the programs, coronavirus patients with respiratory problems or who require intensive care …

Regional Medical Center

Hospitals make room for coronavirus patients by trying to treat people at home | NBC News | 3/28/2020

Studies have shown that home hospitalization can produce better health outcomes, fewer hospital readmissions and a lower mortality rate.As rapidly filling hospitals scramble to make room for coronavirus patients, a growing number of providers are … monitoring program is also underway in Washington state at Providence Regional Medical Center, which reported the first coronavirus case in the United States. Under the programs, coronavirus patients with respiratory problems or who require intensive …

Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health Invests in Adaptive Phage Therapeutics, Aiming to Kill ‘Superbugs’ as Part of Bear’s Den Innovation Program | PR Newswire | 12/4/2019

EDISON, N.J. Hackensack Meridian Health has invested in the clinical-stage biotechnology company Adaptive Phage Therapeutics (APT), as part of the health network’s successful innovation program, the Bear’s Den. APT is taking aim at the … products and strategies to streamline care delivery, reduce infections, lower hospital readmissions and help patients partner in their care with physicians. ABOUT HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health …

Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health Invests in Adaptive Phage Therapeutics, Aiming to Kill ‘Superbugs’ as Part of Bear’s Den Innovation Program | PR Newswire | 12/4/2019

EDISON, N.J. Hackensack Meridian Health has invested in the clinical-stage biotechnology company Adaptive Phage Therapeutics (APT), as part of the health network’s successful innovation program, the Bear’s Den. APT is taking aim at the … products and strategies to streamline care delivery, reduce infections, lower hospital readmissions and help patients partner in their care with physicians. ABOUT HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health …

Hackensack Meridian

Hackensack Meridian Health Invests in Adaptive Phage Therapeutics, Aiming to Kill ‘Superbugs’ as Part of Bear’s Den Innovation Program | PR Newswire | 12/4/2019

EDISON, N.J. Hackensack Meridian Health has invested in the clinical-stage biotechnology company Adaptive Phage Therapeutics (APT), as part of the health network’s successful innovation program, the Bear’s Den. APT is taking aim at the … products and strategies to streamline care delivery, reduce infections, lower hospital readmissions and help patients partner in their care with physicians. ABOUT HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health …

Mayo Clinic

Cerner taps Amazon Web Services to ramp up healthcare AI capabilities, predictive technology | FierceHealthcare | 12/3/2019

… about medication, diagnoses and medical conditions. The health IT company is focused on developing predictive technology to help organizations prevent hospital readmissions and reduce healthcare waste. To do this, the company is leveraging de-identified … vendors migrating to cloud platforms offered by big tech giants. Mayo Clinic has entered into a 10-year strategic partnership with Google to use the tech giant’s cloud platform to accelerate innovation through digital technologies …

Northwell Health

Northwell launches chatbot to boost use of colonoscopy | PR Newswire | 12/3/2019

… colonoscopy News provided by Dec 03, 2019, 15:23 ET Share this article NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y. , Dec. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Northwell Health has launched a personalized chatbot for patients with an appointment for a colonoscopy … health chat technology in numerous ways, including helping to reduce hospital readmissions for high-risk patients after a heart attack, stroke or other serious condition, and preventing and managing side effects and other problems in …

DaVita Medical Group

Ambulatory Health Care Services Market Size Worth US$ 4.4 Tn by 2026 | PR Newswire | 11/26/2019

… Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the final rule to reduce the burden on healthcare services providers including ambulatory service centers by removing excessive and unnecessary Medicare compliance requirements. In June 2019 , Optum acquired DaVita Medical Group. DaVita Medical Group provides practices in Colorado , California , Washington , and New Mexico is now part of Optum. Together the companies can improve patient care while lowering the cost across the range of areas such …

Geisinger

Geisinger Advances in CMS Artificial Intelligence Challenge | HealthIT Analytics | 11/20/2019

Analytics in Action News Geisinger Advances in CMS Artificial Intelligence Challenge For its proposal to reduce adverse events, Geisinger will advance to Stage 1 of the CMS Artificial Intelligence Health Outcomes Challenge. Source: Thinkstock By … challenge. Geisinger and EarlySign’s proposal, Reducing Adverse Events and Avoidable Hospital Readmissions by Empowering Clinicians and Patients, seeks to apply AI and machine learning algorithms to Medicare administrative claims data. Dig Deeper Geisinger AI to …

Harvard Medical School

Real Reason Hospital Readmissions Have Fallen | Managed Care Magazine | 11/20/2019

Harvard researcher says the overall decline in hospital admissions is a major factor November 19, 2019 Robert Calandra CMS credits the drop in hospital readmission rates to the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP). The 30-day readmission rate in 2009 was 17.5%; in 2014, it was 15.6%. But researchers from Harvard Medical School say that the drop in readmissions may actually be the result of an overall decline in hospital …

Henry Ford Health System

Highmark Health Plan Brings Inpatient Quality to MA Home Health | HealthPayer Intelligence | 11/18/2019

Henry Ford Health System saw its hospital readmissions drop by 45 percent during the first six months of 2019 as a result of their e-Home Care service. The service provides a tablet and Bluetooth technologies to collect and send biometric information to their care management team. The program also allowed patients to communicate with their providers by phone or virtually. The hospital is now looking for private payers to …

Children's Hospital

Hospitals, insurers oppose new federal rules on transparency | Crain’s New York Business | 11/18/2019

… rays and Cesarean births. Hospitals are threatening to sue. The American Hospital Association, the American Association of Medical Colleges, the Children’s Hospital Association and the Federation of American Hospitals released a statement saying the Trump … based on studies that show sharing health data can reduce hospital readmissions by half, emergency department admissions by 26% and duplicate imaging by 35%. “This statewide estimate for New York gives us a sense of …

York Hospital

Hospitals, insurers oppose new federal rules on transparency | Crain’s New York Business | 11/18/2019

… to require hospitals to disclose proprietary prices negotiated with insurers. Elisabeth Wynn, an executive vice president at the Greater New York Hospital Association, said the trade group would support the AHA in its lawsuit. She … based on studies that show sharing health data can reduce hospital readmissions by half, emergency department admissions by 26% and duplicate imaging by 35%. “This statewide estimate for New York gives us a sense of …

Mercy

Mercy Receives High-quality Rating, Saves Taxpayers Millions | PR Newswire | 11/14/2019

ST. LOUIS , Nov. Mercy’s long-standing commitment to providing quality care while lowering health care costs is paying off, according to data recently released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS released its public use files this fall, which showcase how the nation’s 548 Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) stacked up in 2018 in terms of quality and cost savings to taxpayers. Mercy Health ACO – the largest ACO in …

Genesis Healthcare

Genesis HealthCare Reports Third Quarter 2019 Results | 11/9/2019

KENNETT SQUARE, PA — Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: GEN ), one of the largest post-acute care providers in the United States, announced operating results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019. Third Quarter 2019 Results … patients, helping them improve overall healthcare quality and reduce unnecessary hospital readmissions. GPS is the only captive SNFist company in the industry and the only post-acute sponsored accountable care organization in the United States …

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

UnitedHealth’s Optum has acquired Vivify Health to tackle hospital readmission rates | Business Insider | 11/1/2019

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), and patients using Vivify report a 97% satisfaction rate. Through this acquisition, Optum has an opportunity to significantly reduce costs from hospital readmission rates and better manage care for patients with chronic diseases. Hospital readmissions are a major, avoidable expense in healthcare: As many as 35% of patients who’ve had congestive heart failure end up back in the hospital within 30 days, leading to …

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh PA

UnitedHealth’s Optum has acquired Vivify Health to tackle hospital readmission rates | Business Insider | 11/1/2019

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), and patients using Vivify report a 97% satisfaction rate. Through this acquisition, Optum has an opportunity to significantly reduce costs from hospital readmission rates and better manage care for patients with chronic diseases. Hospital readmissions are a major, avoidable expense in healthcare: As many as 35% of patients who’ve had congestive heart failure end up back in the hospital within 30 days, leading to …

Massachusetts General Hospital

EarlySense Appoints New Senior Vice President of Customer Success to Support Rapid Adoption of Contact-free Continuous Monitoring | PR Newswire | 10/22/2019

… he led customer onboarding operations. Mr. Tiffany has also served as a practicing physical therapist, leading ICU rehabilitation programs at Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He holds an MBA from … respiratory arrest, patient falls, pressure ulcers, preventable ICU transfers and hospital readmissions. The EarlySense system captures critical information from the patient, alerting caregivers of potentially adverse events early on. The company has partnered with leading …

Regional Hospital

Med Center Health Formalizes Partnership With Omnicell to Drive Efficiency With Automated Medication Management | Business Wire | 10/21/2019

… More than 40,000 institutional and retail pharmacies across North America and the United Kingdom leverage Omnicell’s innovative medication adherence solutions designed to improve patient engagement and adherence to prescriptions, helping to reduce costly hospital readmissions. To learn more about Omnicell and its Autonomous Pharmacy vision, please visit omnicell.com . OMCL-G View source version on businesswire.com : https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191021005095/en/ CONTACT: Betsy Martinelli …

Kaiser Permanente

Study supports migration of outpatient surgery procedures — 4 insights | Becker’s ASC Review | 10/15/2019

A study across 21 Kaiser Permanente sites in Northern California supports sending patients home the day of a mastectomy, the Sonoma Index-Tribune reports. What you should know: 1. The study, published in the Annals of Surgical Oncology, is among the first to evaluate the effectiveness of an at-home recovery program for mastectomy. 2. Researchers noted no significant increase in complications or hospital readmissions after increasing the number of …

HCA Healthcare

New round of Medicare readmission penalties hits 2,583 hospitals | FierceHealthcare | 10/2/2019

… care out of fear of the financial repercussions, while others have said the program is not showing major benefits. RELATED: Hospital readmissions reduction program success might have been overstated by more than half, study says … behind you,” Dr. Jonathan Perlin, the chief medical officer of HCA Healthcare in Nashville and a MedPAC commission member, said at last month’s meeting. “It’s very difficult to operationalize.” The average penalty will be a …

HCA

New round of Medicare readmission penalties hits 2,583 hospitals | FierceHealthcare | 10/2/2019

… care out of fear of the financial repercussions, while others have said the program is not showing major benefits. RELATED: Hospital readmissions reduction program success might have been overstated by more than half, study says … behind you,” Dr. Jonathan Perlin, the chief medical officer of HCA Healthcare in Nashville and a MedPAC commission member, said at last month’s meeting. “It’s very difficult to operationalize.” The average penalty will be a …

Premier Health

Beaumont sells home equipment business | Modern Healthcare | 9/16/2019

… 50 percent financial interest in four nursing homes and an assisted living facilities it had in a joint venture with Premier Health Care Management in Bloomfield Hills to Optalis Healthcare of Novi, according to Michigan … readmissions. “HME continues to be a key strategy for reducing hospital readmissions,” Cargill said. “We have a higher population of elderly in Michigan and the demand and need for home medical equipment is growing. Post …

Humana

With rising demand for in-home care, DispatchHealth scores $136M round backed by Optum Ventures | FierceHealthcare | 6/23/2020

… of Optum. Existing investors Alta Partners, Questa Capital, Echo Health Ventures also participated along with new investors Oak HC/FT, Humana, and additional strategic investors. The company has raised $216.8 million to date. The startup … emergency rooms, hospitals, and post-acute facilities, according to Prather. Hospital readmissions cost Medicare about $26 billion annually, with about $17 billion spent on avoidable hospital trips after discharge, according to data (PDF) from the …

Philips and Humana team up to improve care for at-risk Medicare Advantage members | Globe Newswire | 12/4/2019

… for high-acuity seniors by providing 24/7 access to care Philips’ remote patient monitoring capabilities will be utilized to help Humana care managers deliver interventions for their members with congestive heart failure Amsterdam, the Netherlands … in-place. It can also help reduce unnecessary and costly hospital readmissions [2] which in turn can help lead to overall improved patient experience, higher quality of care and more efficient resource utilization. Philips Lifeline …

Cigna

AristaMD takes home $18M to grow its e-consulting startup | MobiHealthNews | 3/31/2020

The round was led by Cigna Ventures and MemorialCare Innovation Fund with participation from Avalon Ventures, CU Healthcare Innovation Fund and Stanford Health Care. March 31, 2020 Share This morning specialist eConsult platform AristaMD raised … an electronic, asynchronous tool patients fared better and had fewer hospital readmissions than their counterparts that did not have the service. ON THE RECORD “Every year there are approximately 20 million routine specialist referrals that …

Doctor Pay Hits $266K For Primary Care, $443K For Specialists | Forbes | 7/12/2019

… doctors who work to keep patients healthy and out of the more expensive hospital setting. Practically all major insurers from Cigna to UnitedHealth Group are paying at least half of the doctors in their networks … physicians for reducing acute hospitalizations, limiting expensive tests, and preventing hospital readmissions.” Follow me on Twitter or LinkedIn . Check out my website or some of my other work here . I’ve written about health care for …

Health Net

Highmark Health Plan Brings Inpatient Quality to MA Home Health | HealthPayer Intelligence | 11/18/2019

… Monique Reese, DNP, senior vice president, Home and Community Care for Highmark Health. “Through the Home Recovery Care Model, Allegheny Health Network will provide high-quality in-home services such as home care, home infusion … new partnerships with payers. Henry Ford Health System saw its hospital readmissions drop by 45 percent during the first six months of 2019 as a result of their e-Home Care service. The service provides …

Health Care Heroes 2019 Nursing winner: Sarah Wilmowski | The Business Journals | 8/22/2019

… for being the glue in our structural heart team.” Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital is part of Phoenix-based Abrazo Community Health Network. As a structural heart nurse navigator, Wilmowski is responsible for guiding and educating … the communication and care gaps while helping to avoid costly hospital readmissions. “I know I have achieved my goal when I see that smile of a family member when we tell them the procedure went …

CareCentrix

(USA-FL-Tampa) Clinical Supervisor - Post Acute Care | 8/27/2019

Job Information CareCentrix Clinical Supervisor - Post Acute Care in Tampa , Florida The Post-Acute Care Program assists with reducing hospital readmissions of clinically complex patients. The program couples patient education/coaching with Home Health interventions to assist a patient’s transition home after a hospital stay. Staff works directly with patients in transitioning from hospital to home with a focus on short term self-recovery in the home and long term …

(USA-Remote) Nurse Liaison - Post Acute Care (REMOTE-CT) | 8/25/2019

Job Information CareCentrix Nurse Liaison - Post Acute Care (REMOTE-CT) in Remote , United States Post-Acute Care (PAC) Program is an end-to-end post-acute offering that manages up to 90-day episodes of … if a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) is appropriate, and reduces hospital readmissions. Our program also coordinates all of the services required for a patient to transition to their home faster and safer, via our network …

Aetna

Could Artificial Intelligence Do More Harm Than Good in Healthcare? - Xtelligent Healthcare Media | HealthIT Analytics | 6/25/2019

… promise it holds for the future of care delivery. Countless studies have shown that AI can accelerate disease diagnosis, predict hospital readmissions, and accurately detect cancer in medical images. These capabilities could mean better, more … Key industry players have launched initiatives to overcome security challenges. Aetna, Ascension, Humana and Optum have recently joined forces for the Synaptic Health Alliance , a collaborative pilot program that uses blockchain to create a secure …

DispatchHealth Closes On $33 Million in Growth Financing Led by Echo Health Ventures | PR Newswire | 5/7/2019

… directly with those companies, including Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage plans, Managed Medicaid plans, Anthem/Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Aetna, Humana and Cigna. DispatchHealth is available seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to … in the home to reduce unnecessary emergency room visits and hospital readmissions. Medical teams are available during the day and also on weekends, evenings and holidays, and can be requested via app, online or a …

Keith G. Myers

LHC Group and Orlando Health announce joint venture agreement Nasdaq:LHCG | Globe Newswire | 6/24/2020

… in-home healthcare services in the state of Florida, particularly in cooperation with an outstanding partner like Orlando Health,” said Keith G. Myers, LHC Group’s chairman and CEO. “Throughout the state, Orlando Health has earned … key component in helping patients manage their conditions, avoid unnecessary hospital readmissions, and achieve the best possible health outcomes in the most cost-efficient manner. About LHC Group, Inc. LHC Group, Inc. is a national …

Matt Johnson

EarlySense Helps Sheba Medical Center Protect Staff Treating Patients From Coronavirus Exposure With Contact-free Continuous Monitoring | PR Newswire | 3/16/2020

… across the globe, health facilities are challenged to effectively care for patients while also keeping staff safe from exposure,” said Matt Johnson , EarlySense CEO. “Contact-free continuous monitoring addresses this balance, providing clinical staff with … respiratory arrest, preventable ICU transfers, patient falls, pressure ulcers, and hospital readmissions. The company holds several patents on detecting and predicting respiratory patterns and episodes, providing in-depth analysis of respiratory signal shapes for early …

Matt Johns

EarlySense Helps Sheba Medical Center Protect Staff Treating Patients From Coronavirus Exposure With Contact-free Continuous Monitoring | PR Newswire | 3/16/2020

… across the globe, health facilities are challenged to effectively care for patients while also keeping staff safe from exposure,” said Matt Johnson , EarlySense CEO. “Contact-free continuous monitoring addresses this balance, providing clinical staff with … respiratory arrest, preventable ICU transfers, patient falls, pressure ulcers, and hospital readmissions. The company holds several patents on detecting and predicting respiratory patterns and episodes, providing in-depth analysis of respiratory signal shapes for early …

Doug Brown

90% of SNFs Predict No Shift in Value-Based Payments in 2020 | RevCycle Intelligence | 11/21/2019

hospital readmissions in check, and that may fall completely on hospital systems at risk in 2020,” Doug Brown, managing partner of Black Book Research, stated in the press release. “That answer will require the expansion of technology capabilities to connect physician practices, home health agencies, hospices, outpatient settings, skilled nursing facilities, rehabilitation centers, DME firms, and hospitals.” Specifically, value-based payment implementation will require more robust use of EHR technology …

John Commins

Real Reason Hospital Readmissions Have Fallen | Managed Care Magazine | 11/20/2019

… admissions is a major factor November 19, 2019 Robert Calandra CMS credits the drop in hospital readmission rates to the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP). The 30-day readmission rate in 2009 was 17.5%; in … strategies help improve quality,” McWilliams said in an interview with John Commins of HealthLeaders Media. Trending …

Seema Verma

Geisinger Advances in CMS Artificial Intelligence Challenge | HealthIT Analytics | 11/20/2019

… models. More than 300 organizations submitted AI innovations to the challenge. Geisinger and EarlySign’s proposal, Reducing Adverse Events and Avoidable Hospital Readmissions by Empowering Clinicians and Patients, seeks to apply AI and machine learning algorithms … and skilled nursing facility admissions and adverse events,” CMS Administrator Seema Verma said when announcing the challenge. “For artificial intelligence to be successful in healthcare, it must not only enhance the predictive ability of illnesses …

Scott Seidelmann

Omnicell Announces Annual Innovation Day for Investors and Analysts | Business Wire | 11/19/2019

… 2019. ANNUAL ASHP MIDYEAR MEETING Omnicell Speakers: Randall A. Lipps, founder, chairman, president & CEO; Peter Kuipers, executive vice president & CFO; Scott Seidelmann, executive vice president & CCO Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Time: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 … patient engagement and adherence to prescriptions, helping to reduce costly hospital readmissions. To learn more about Omnicell and its Autonomous Pharmacy vision, please visit omnicell.com . OMCL-E View source version on businesswire.com : https://www.businesswire.com/news …

Peter Kuipers

Omnicell Announces Annual Innovation Day for Investors and Analysts | Business Wire | 11/19/2019

… ASHP Midyear Meeting on December 10, 2019. ANNUAL ASHP MIDYEAR MEETING Omnicell Speakers: Randall A. Lipps, founder, chairman, president & CEO; Peter Kuipers, executive vice president & CFO; Scott Seidelmann, executive vice president & CCO Date: Tuesday, December … patient engagement and adherence to prescriptions, helping to reduce costly hospital readmissions. To learn more about Omnicell and its Autonomous Pharmacy vision, please visit omnicell.com . OMCL-E View source version on businesswire.com : https://www.businesswire.com/news …

Randall Lipps

Omnicell Announces Annual Innovation Day for Investors and Analysts | Business Wire | 11/19/2019

… More than 40,000 institutional and retail pharmacies across North America and the United Kingdom leverage Omnicell’s innovative medication adherence solutions designed to improve patient engagement and adherence to prescriptions, helping to reduce costly hospital readmissions. To learn more about Omnicell and its Autonomous Pharmacy vision, please visit omnicell.com . OMCL-E View source version on businesswire.com : https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191119005201/en/ CONTACT: Peter Kuipers …

Michelle Smith

Omnicell Announces Annual Innovation Day for Investors and Analysts | Business Wire | 11/19/2019

… Investors and Analysts attending in person at Booth 1018. For Investors interested in attending this event in person, please email Michelle Smith at About Omnicell Since 1992, Omnicell has been inspired to create safer and … patient engagement and adherence to prescriptions, helping to reduce costly hospital readmissions. To learn more about Omnicell and its Autonomous Pharmacy vision, please visit omnicell.com . OMCL-E View source version on businesswire.com : https://www.businesswire.com/news …

Kuldeep Singh Rajput

Biofourmis Announces Acquisition of Biovotion AG, Completing Biovitals® Platform to Deliver Precise Interventions at the Right Time to Manage Patients with Complex Chronic Conditions | PR Newswire | 11/18/2019

hospital readmissions and decreasing the need for emergency department visits to reduce costs. “Biovotion had been a trusted partner for many years as we have leveraged each other’s technologies across numerous clinical, commercial and research applications,” said Kuldeep Singh Rajput, CEO and founder of Biofourmis. “We are thrilled to add Everion® to the Biovitals® ecosystem, which will continue to help our clients achieve their goals such as demonstrating the value …

Karen Joynt Maddox

New round of Medicare readmission penalties hits 2,583 hospitals | FierceHealthcare | 10/2/2019

… Hospital readmissions reduction program success might have been overstated by more than half, study says “A lot of hard work has gone into trying to reduce readmissions, and the needle has not moved very far,” said Dr. Karen Joynt Maddox, co-director of the Center for Health Economics and Policy at Washington University in St. Louis, who has been skeptical of the initiative. “It’s been a huge investment by hospitals …

Christopher McCann

Current Health Names Former Skyscanner Executive Richard Lennox as Chief Operating Officer | Business Wire | 7/16/2019

hospital readmissions and enable better patient outcomes. Its wearable device and platform continuously track more vital signs with ICU-level accuracy than any other available device, offering a complete view of patient health and precise warning alerts so clinicians can intervene early. “Richard’s remarkable talent for scaling companies makes him the right choice to help us accelerate and propel our team forward,” Christopher McCann, CEO and co-founder of Current …

Brian Witt

3 more Maryland medical board members resign amid scandal | Yahoo News | 5/8/2019

3 more Maryland medical board members resign amid scandal BRIAN WITTE Reblog FILE - In this March 20, 2019, file photo, Stephen Burch, chairman of the board of the University of Maryland Medical System, talks to … company provides software for a pilot program designed to reduce hospital readmissions,” the medical system said in a statement. “Dr. Rifkin’s resignation advances the effort to prevent conflicts and increase transparency,” the medical system said …

Linda Kadan

Kadan Homecare Receives 2019 Best of Home Care® - Provider and Employer of Choice Awards | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 4/17/2019

… honest and unbiased feedback. “We are extremely proud to earn this recognition from Home Care Pulse again this year,” says Linda Kadan , founder and CEO of Kadan Homecare. “Being named a Provider of Choice underscores … C.A.R.E. Transitions™ program enhances post-discharge monitoring to help minimize hospital readmissions. Kadan currently provides caregiver services ranging from post hospitalization and respite relief to hospice assistance for families spanning 16 metropolitan Atlanta counties. For …

Lisa Crossley

Increasing Demand for Innovative Mobile Health Services Pushing Already Multi-billion Dollar Telemedicine Industry to New Levels | PR Newswire | 11/30/2017

… We are excited to announce that we now have over 4,000 patients live on our iUGO Care platform,” said Dr. Lisa Crossley , CEO of Reliq Health. “The onboarding of patients is starting to accelerate as … intervene before a health crisis occurs, preventing costly and disruptive hospital readmissions and ER visits. In other Telehealth - Healthcare Industry developments: Teladoc Inc. (NYSE: TDOC ) recently announced a proposed offering of shares of its common …

Alfred L'Altrelli

Omnicell Announces Winners of Inaugural “Inspired by Care” Award | PR Newswire | 11/21/2017

… medication and supply management solutions and adherence tools for healthcare systems and pharmacies, today announced that Texas Children’s Hospital and Alfred L’Altrelli, PharmD, of UPMC have been named the winners of a new annual award … solution provides innovative medication adherence packaging to help reduce costly hospital readmissions. These medication adherence solutions are used by over 32,000 institutional and retail pharmacies in North America and the United Kingdom . These pharmacies are …

George Lopez

Transplant Patients Honored By World’s Largest Organization Of Kidney Health Professionals | PR Newswire | 11/2/2017

… U.S. Congressional Kidney Caucus and their efforts as champions of kidney-related legislation. Comedian and ABC and HBO television star George Lopez , a kidney transplant recipient, has also received the ASN President’s Medal for his … technical evaluation panels, including CMS’s panel focusing on Emergency Department Hospital Readmissions. He is a founding member of the End Stage Renal Disease Health Information Technology Project administered by the National Renal Administrators Association and …

Richard Knight

Transplant Patients Honored By World’s Largest Organization Of Kidney Health Professionals | PR Newswire | 11/2/2017

… of the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), President Paul T. Conway and Vice President and Chair of Public Policy Richard Knight, were honored together as recipients of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) 2017 … technical evaluation panels, including CMS’s panel focusing on Emergency Department Hospital Readmissions. He is a founding member of the End Stage Renal Disease Health Information Technology Project administered by the National Renal Administrators Association and …

Eleanor D. Lederer

Transplant Patients Honored By World’s Largest Organization Of Kidney Health Professionals | PR Newswire | 11/2/2017

… together as recipients of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) 2017 President’s Medal. The Medal was presented by ASN President Eleanor D. Lederer , MD, FASN in New Orleans at Kidney Week, the world’s premier and … technical evaluation panels, including CMS’s panel focusing on Emergency Department Hospital Readmissions. He is a founding member of the End Stage Renal Disease Health Information Technology Project administered by the National Renal Administrators Association and …

Paul T. Conway

Transplant Patients Honored By World’s Largest Organization Of Kidney Health Professionals | PR Newswire | 11/2/2017

… Health Professionals 12:17 NEW ORLEANS , Nov. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – The leadership of the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), President Paul T. Conway and Vice President and Chair of Public Policy Richard Knight, were honored … technical evaluation panels, including CMS’s panel focusing on Emergency Department Hospital Readmissions. He is a founding member of the End Stage Renal Disease Health Information Technology Project administered by the National Renal Administrators Association and …

Tom Marino

Transplant Patients Honored By World’s Largest Organization Of Kidney Health Professionals | PR Newswire | 11/2/2017

… transplant surgery at the Washington Hospital Transplant Center in Washington, D.C. Prior ASN President’s Medal recipients have included Pennsylvania Congressman Tom Marino and former Congressman Jim McDermott of Washington state in recognition of their respective … technical evaluation panels, including CMS’s panel focusing on Emergency Department Hospital Readmissions. He is a founding member of the End Stage Renal Disease Health Information Technology Project administered by the National Renal Administrators Association and …

Said Rosenbloom

Solutions to PBM Pricing Abuses Must Address Entire Drug Supply Chain | PR Newswire | 10/17/2017

… accurately identify the causes of problems and concerns, and will be unable to craft real and lasting solutions,” he continued. Said Rosenbloom: “The overall system is like a balloon – squeeze one area (e.g., DIR fees … overall health care costs. For example, more than 60% of hospital readmissions from nursing centers involve medication issues. Effective oversight of medications as part of a patient’s clinical care is the single most important factor …

State of Indiana

Radiologist house-call program drops ED visits by 77%, with patient satisfaction scores soaring | 6/16/2020

Marty Stempniak June 16, 2020 Quality Radiologist house-call program drops ED visits by 77%, with patient satisfaction scores soaring A novel house-call program championed by one Indiana interventional radiology practice and several collaborators has helped drop emergency department visits by 77%, with patient satisfaction scores soaring. Hospital readmissions have also plummeted by 50% among a study population of more than 1,000 seniors, experts detailed during the Society of …

House-call model tapping interventional radiology improves outcomes and access to care | IOLearning | 6/16/2020

FAIRFAX, Va. (June 15, 2020) — Interventional radiologists participating in a collaborative house call model in rural Indiana helped reduce emergency department use by 77 percent and hospital readmissions by 50 percent for nearly 1,000 elderly homebound patients with chronic illnesses, according to a research abstract presented during a virtual session of the Society of Interventional Radiology’s 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting on June 13. The novel care model brings interventional radiology …