Articles by CareCentrix

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    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.  

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  • 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.

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    Palliative Care at Home

    The Covid-19 crisis focused the world’s attention on the frail elderly and people suffering from chronic illnesses. The majority of the hospitalizations and deaths during the crisis occurred in these most vulnerable groups. Infection with Covid-19 meant that these individuals would be taken away from their homes and would possibly die in the hospital. Death in the hospital continues to occur for the majority of Americans despite the fact that surveys consistently show that over 80% of individuals would prefer to die at home.

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    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.

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    Intelligently and Virtually Managing Social Determinants of Health

    For over 20 years, CareCentrix has been focused on this trend by taking an uncommon approach:  creating more healthy days at home. In many cases, care too often defaults to an acute setting due to an inability to control not only clinical but also non-clinical needs, better known as Social Determinants of Health (SDoH).

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