[row][col sm_width="10" sm_offset="1"]Readmissions News Q. If you had to pick the top two factors affecting an unplanned hospital readmission, what would they be?[/col][/row]

[row][col sm_width="10" sm_offset="1"]Nashville Post The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Thursday morning upholding the Affordable Care Act has surprised many. Among them is a local executive whose company, birthed from the legislation’s 2010 passage, stands to benefit substantially.[/col][/row]

[row][col sm_width="10" sm_offset="1"] The Woof Street Journal The following is a guest post from Dan Hogan, president and CEO of Medalogix. Medalogix deploys a medication-centric predictive modeling toolset to help home care agencies and skilled nursing facilities reduce their rate of unplanned hospitalizations.[/col][/row]

[row][col sm_width="10" sm_offset="1"]Accountable Care News (column by Tessie Ganzsarto and Dan Hogan) Home health care is changing. A galaxy of powerful new technologies is redefining the home care experience for patients, providers, and families alike. Home care agencies must strive to put this new technology to meaningful use. Data and analytics are not just immovable numbers and statistics on a page – they hold the key to reducing patient hospital readmissions, improving patient outcomes, and crossing the threshold into a higher quality of care. Across the health care sector, the sweeping changes of a new era of Federal mandates for improved patient outcomes, reduced reimbursements, and shared risk are forcing hospital systems and home care agencies to build stronger partnerships in ACO and ACO-like models and in initiatives specific to reducing unwarranted readmissions.[/col][/row]

[row][col sm_width="10" sm_offset="1"]News-Line for Home Care Professionals Home healthcare plays an important part in ensuring better patient outcomes. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reports that up to 75% of hospital re-admissions are potentially preventable, and increasingly people are looking to hire home health care services as a way to reduce incidents of re-admittance to the hospital, receive better follow up care, increase communication between patients and providers and decrease medication errors. Despite these facts, home healthcare doesn’t always get the same consideration as other areas of the healthcare industry.[/col][/row]

[row][col sm_width="10" sm_offset="1"]News-Line for Home Care Professionals Alternate Solutions Healthcare System, a nationally recognized post-acute healthcare provider based out of Dayton, Ohio, has partnered with Medalogix, a Nashville-based technology company, to use a proprietary predictive modeling tool that seeks to reduce re-hospitalization rates and boost quality of care for patients. Alternate Solutions is the first home care agency in the state of Ohio to deploy the revolutionary clinical toolset.[/col][/row]

[row][col sm_width="10" sm_offset="1"]Nashville Business Journal If five years as an executive in the home health industry taught Dan Hogan anything, it was that he and his peers needed more information about patients.[/col][/row]

[row][col sm_width="10" sm_offset="1"]Dayton Business Journal Alternate Solutions Healthcare Systems Inc. has invested in technology it hopes will improve patient care and cut down on preventable re-hospitalizations. The Kettering-based home health care provider will use a computer program — which analyzes patient history and medications — to determine which patients are most likely to revert back into the hospital system without more attention. [/col][/row]