HARTFORD, Conn., June 26, 2017 — CareCentrix, an industry leader in making the home the center of patient care, will participate in the AI in Healthcare Summit at the Marines’ Memorial Club in San Francisco. John Driscoll, Chief Executive Officer, will present at 12:05 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (3:05 p.m. Eastern Standard Time) on Monday, June 26.
Driscoll will speak on his organization’s vision for AI in post-acute care to connect patients, healthcare providers, and caregivers outside of a hospital’s four walls. According to the Institute of Medicine, failures in post-acute care drive 73% of unwarranted variation in Medicare spend.
“We’re spending too much for patients not to get better,” says Driscoll. “Technology, and particularly AI, is a force multiplier for health care. CareCentrix is using machine learning, as well as pattern recognition and modeling, to help patients safely age and heal where they want to be – at home.”
According to CareCentrix data, 69% of patients leaving the hospital have a new prescription at the time of discharge, but just above half of those on a new medication understand the potential side effects. Nearly a quarter of discharged patients are suffering from depression, and 25% don’t have a follow-up appointment with their doctor. By leveraging AI and machine learning, CareCentrix can help reduce the risk that these statistics translate into dangerous gaps in care after a hospital stay.
CareCentrix partners with providers and payers in the transition to value-based care by managing postacute care services that support improved outcomes and efficient care delivery. Headquartered in Hartford, Conn., CareCentrix connects patients with the care they need at home through a national network of over 8,000 credentialed providers. CareCentrix provides optimal access to quality care for more than 23 million lives by connecting providers with patients and helping them navigate the complex home healthcare system. CareCentrix’s extensive range of services provides support and coordination for patients and their families in every step of the healing process, including home health, durable medical equipment (DME), home infusion, sleep management and care management services, which ultimately improve care transitions and reduce unnecessary readmissions and emergency room visits.