New Touch Points Keep Patients at Home and Out of the Hospital

Posted by Carolyn Erskine on Jan 22, 2019 1:32:41 PM

Amedisys is enabling its clinicians to better care for its patients at home and, hopefully, will reduce hospitalizations, thanks to a new high-tech approach. It all starts with an old-fashioned phone call.

A six-month pilot program is underway, deploying predictive algorithms and analytics that integrate directly into Amedisys’ electronic medical record system (EMR). With 43 locations participating across Amedisys’ nationwide network, the program hints at promising future results.

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Looking at the Value of Home Health (Part Three)

Posted by Christy Vitulli on Aug 2, 2018 3:16:45 PM

In my last two blogs, I have shared that Amedisys believes that quality should be the price of entry for home health care, outcomes matter, value is a differentiator, and that home health companies should be pursuing innovative solutions that seek to better leverage the home in the healthcare delivery system.  

To that end, I am pleased to share that Amedisys and myNEXUS®, a leading post-acute technology and home-based services company based in Nashville, TN, have joined forces in a collaborative partnership to jointly serve a limited number of payor’s population health needs in select states.

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Empowerment Drives Positive Patient Outcomes

Posted by Shannon Abbott on Jul 27, 2018 11:35:12 AM

At Amedisys, we strive to empower our patients and their caregivers with the goal of improving quality of life. Our clinical teams use an interdisciplinary approach that combines the physician-approved plan of care, clinical and patient life goals, evidence-based clinical protocols, and outcome measurements to formulate life-long management of chronic diseases, such as heart failure and COPD.

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Looking at the Value of Home Health (Part Two)

Posted by Christy Vitulli on Jul 26, 2018 11:06:41 AM

As we shared earlier, Amedisys believes quality is the price of entry, outcomes should lead any comparative discussion and there’s a real opportunity to better leverage the home in the national healthcare movement towards value. 

When it comes to “best value” in healthcare, there is no one single solution. We all play a role, whether we’re the patient, the provider or the benefit manager (e.g. CMS or the health insurance company).

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Looking at the Value of Home Health (Part One)

Posted by Christy Vitulli on Jul 26, 2018 10:52:54 AM

High quality of care, positive patient outcomes and managing total cost of care remains the shared goal for healthcare providers in general, but these points are especially important when demonstrating the value proposition for care delivered in the home, a part of the healthcare delivery system that has been highly fragmented and ineffectively utilized. As Amedisys CEO Paul Kusserow stated in a recent Modern Healthcare article, we need to come up with fresh ideas and new innovations, and work together to achieve better patient outcomes and higher savings, together.

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