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August 14, 2020

Supporting the Seriously Ill at Home During COVID-19

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) has published a blog penned by Terri Maxwell, Ph.D., APRN, chief clinical officer, Turn-Key Health, a CareCentrix Company, discussing the important role of home-based palliative care (HBPC) for supporting seriously ill people at home. With the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately affecting the chronically ill and those age 60+, Dr. Maxwell offers guidance on how best to support the seriously ill in their homes during lock-down and beyond.

August 11, 2020

Telehealth is here to stay; to meet increased demands, we need innovative technology

Now more than ever, people want to avoid in-person care, and meeting these demands means a massive shift in our healthcare system. Telehealth is part of the equation, but truly meeting the moment means robust care delivery in the home powered by technology. In March, we recognized the increased desire for telehealth services and extended our advanced home technology package including telehealth, care collaboration, and home monitoring tools at no cost to our network of 8,000 home health agencies.

August 4, 2020

Predictive Analytics and COVID-19: All Models Are Wrong, Some Are Useful

Predictive analytics can save lives when officials understand their strengths and limitations. Many epidemiological models are indeed useful, especially when paired with an effective application into comprehensive public health policies. While all models will be wrong in certain cases, using them responsibly will drive the right outcomes for patients around the world.

July 28, 2020

Home Sleep Testing in the Age of COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis caused major upheavals in all sectors of the economy, not least in the healthcare industry, where hundreds of hospitals abruptly canceled elective procedures and clinics furloughed or laid off thousands of employees. Many patients with serious health problems delayed seeking care. While many of these changes may be temporary, the COVID-19 crisis has provoked changes in the way healthcare is delivered that otherwise would have taken decades to evolve.

July 21, 2020

Health at Home: The New Normal of Care

The option to heal at home is no longer a luxury: in the era of COVID-19, it has become essential. For many patients, especially those living in or near COVID-19 hotspots, home is not only the safest, but also the preferred site of care. During a recent Fierce Healthcare webinar, Melissa Carr, General Manager of Home Services, and Jon Terenzetti, VP of Data & Technology Transformation, shared expert opinions on the importance of home health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Outlined below are key takeaways from their discussion.

July 21, 2020

CareCentrix Adds Charles G. Berg to Board of Directors

CareCentrix, the leader in tech-enabled post-acute and home-based solutions, has added Charles Berg to its board of directors.  Berg brings broad health plan and provider experience to CareCentrix, having served as a senior executive at UnitedHealth Group, WellCare and Oxford Health. He served on the board of the palliative care company Turn-Key Health, acquired by CareCentrix in May 2020.

July 14, 2020

Resolving SDoH through Home-Based Palliative Care — One Patient at a Time

The pronounced impact of social determinants of health (SDoH) for seriously ill people during the COVID-19 pandemic is generating significant interest and response from payors, providers, and regulators in both private and public sectors. Taking an optimized, process-driven approach for resolving SDoH, Turn-Key Health’s Palliative Illness Management™ (PIM). PIM is an innovative, high-touch, home- based program designed to motivate patients and caregivers to be fully engaged in choosing and implementing a plan of care that optimizes their quality of life and results in treatment decisions in concordance with their goals, preferences and values.

July 8, 2020

Home-Based Palliative Care: Resolving Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) Issues

….One Member at a Time Turn-Key Health’s Palliative Illness Management™ solution identifies and resolves social issues, including social…

June 18, 2020

Getting Care at Home is the New Normal for Some, But We’ve Been Doing It for 25 Years

Now, more than ever, health plans are focusing on making the home the center of health care. This is especially true for those most at risk of severe COVID-19 symptoms, including older adults and people with chronic conditions. And while we have seen a great increase in telemedicine utilization for routine, non-emergent medical care during the pandemic, our post-acute care system still drives too many people to skilled nursing facilities.  

June 16, 2020

AI’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Leveraging Data to Deliver Better Outcomes

At CareCentrix, we believe that better leveraging data, analytics, and technology will unlock answers to some of healthcare’s most challenging problems. In response to the current challenges introduced by the Coronavirus pandemic, the CareCentrix data science team recently competed in Lumiata’s Global AI Hackathon virtual event alongside 400 teams including public health experts and machine learning experts, engineers, and health IT professionals. The goal was to develop AI-driven solutions that better equip clinicians and healthcare services companies with the tools needed to respond both to the rapidly-evolving situation on the ground and to the long-term effects of the pandemic.

June 12, 2020

Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions and Costs with Post-Acute Care

Nearly 1/3 of the total $2 trillion spent on health care in the United States is made up…

May 12, 2020

Telemedicine in the COVID-19 Era

Telemedicine, defined as the practice of medicine using electronic communication, has been around for a number of years; however, the COVID-19 crisis has thrust telemedicine into the spotlight. The lockdowns and shelter-in-place orders has led to nationwide shut-downs of physicians’ offices and the emptying out of hospital wards and emergency rooms, even as intensive care units remained busy tending to severely ill COVID-19 patients. Telemedicine entered to fill the gaps left by empty examination rooms.