PreparedHealth Announces Partnership with Encompass

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Encompass enters agreement to join the enTouch™ network.

DINA - Digital Nursing Assistant

DINA - Digital Nursing Assistant

Ultimately, we anticipate the partnership with PreparedHealth will lead to reduced hospitalizations, fewer ER visits, and overall better quality outcomes for our agencies.

Healthcare engagement company, PreparedHealth, announced today a multi-year agreement with Encompass, a nationally recognized leader in the home health and hospice industry. With the partnership, Encompass will join the enTouch network and activate DINA™, a digital nursing assistant, to further enhance their mission to provide “A Better Way to Care” to their patient population.

“We are excited to work with PreparedHealth and bring another unique technology to our clinicians, patients, and families. We continually look for innovative ways to deliver care in the home. We believe DINA and enTouch will help us deliver more targeted interventions and better care coordination. Ultimately, we anticipate the partnership with PreparedHealth will lead to reduced hospitalizations, fewer ER visits, and overall better quality outcomes for our agencies”, said Bud Langham, Chief Clinical Officer at Encompass Home Health.

Encompass Home Health and Hospice is the 4th largest provider of Medicare-certified skilled home health services and operates in 28 states across the United States. As a leader in value-based payment models, they are joining enTouch and activating DINA to facilitate evidence-based care transitions, interventions and coordination that keep patients proactively out of the hospital and deliver a superior customer experience in the home.

“We’re honored to announce our partnership with Encompass as we continue to expand the enTouch™ network. Their leadership team, culture and out-in-front approach with value-based health care is very well aligned with our company mission. Together, we’re transforming how people can get the care they need to stay healthy at home,” said Ashish V. Shah, CEO and Co-Founder of PreparedHealth.

enTouch, PreparedHealth’s innovative social network for health care, connects patients, providers and payers to the best options for care in the home. Using a blend of machine-learning and artificial intelligence technology, DINA acts as a digital nursing assistant to proactively identify needed interventions and close gaps in care. Encompass will focus its initial work with PreparedHealth on ACO partnerships and home health value-based purchasing models.

Mr. Langham added, “We think it is critical in the ever changing environment of home-based care to have the best technology partners at the table working with us to solve pressing problems. We are happy to have PreparedHealth join us on the journey to success in the value-based future of healthcare”.    

About Encompass
Encompass is an industry leading home health care and hospice agency dedicated to creating a revolutionary way to provide better health care.  Founded in 1998 as a single home health location, Encompass now operates more than 230+ locations in 29 states – Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, George, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wyoming. Encompass delivers high-quality and personalized health care and hospice services to thousands of patients in need of clinically appropriate, cost-effective care each and every day. For more information, visit ehhi.com

About PreparedHealth
PreparedHealth is a Chicago-based healthcare technology company empowering patients and families to connect with their healthcare providers and enabling them to live independently in the comfort of their homes and communities. The company has built enTouch™, an innovative social network for healthcare, connecting patients and personal caregivers to providers and health plans (payers) to achieve their healthcare goals and objectives. In a short period, PreparedHealth has attracted growing interest from Post Acute Care (PAC) Providers, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) conveners, Medicare Advantage Plans, State Medicaid Programs, and Hospital Systems to better deliver on the promise of population health. For more information, visit preparedhealth.com

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