Medalogix Nurture

identifies patients at risk for decline after a home health episode and streamlines post-discharge follow up

Industry challenge

Patients discharged from home health services frequently decline in the community and eventually require additional home health services. When decline occurs, too often patients are referred to a competitor for treatment. This lack of continuity of care post-discharge can lead to negative outcomes. The Impact Act of 2014 places further importance on preventing readmissions as home health agencies are measured on their ability to keep patients safe at home for 30 days post home health agency discharge.

Nurture is designed to help providers intervene before a negative outcome occurs, which has been proven to improve patient retention. By staying in touch with recently discharged patients, providers can continue to maintain a relationship, build brand awareness, monitor for decline, and intervene by assisting in care coordination.

How Medalogix Nurture works

Identify

Leverages EMR data and deploys a proprietary predictive model that generates a risk stratification for likelihood to decline post discharge

Act

Includes milestones to monitor recently discharged patients who may need additional care and organizes staff follow up

Improve

Offers dashboards and reports that display utilization, patient outcomes, and identifies opportunities for improvement for your post discharge calling program

Product benefits

–  Generate patient loyalty by building brand awareness
–  Reduce rehospitalizations after discharges
–  Increase coordination of care across the continuum
–  Improve patient satisfaction
–  Improve relationships with referral sources
–  Unique program to market to payors
–  Increase efficiency of existing post-discharge calling programs

“Nurture has helped us become more efficient by narrowing our focus on high risk patients who may benefit from touch points after discharge. Patient care does not stop once discharge has occurred. By quickly identifying patients through the Nurture risk stratification, we are able to intervene at different milestones to mitigate avoidable emergent care situations and
provide the right care at the right time.”
JANICE RIGGINS RN, VP CLINICAL TRANSFORMATION, ENCOMPASS