[row][col sm_width="10" sm_offset="1"] Predictive Modeling News Partnership uses PM to reduce rehospitalization rates and boost quality of care Provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that go into effect in October will penalize hospitals when a patient is readmitted with the same diagnosis within 30 days of his or her discharge. Without Medicare reimbursement for the care provided to those patients, hospitals stand to lose hundreds of millions of dollars. [/col][/row]

[row][col sm_width="10" sm_offset="1"] William Williams Nashville Post Nashville-based Medalogix has secured $100,000 in bridge equity funding, company president Dan Hogan said today. Hogan declined to disclose the funding source but said it is “local angel investors.” Medalogixmarkets predictive software that aims to help home-care providers reduce hospital readmission rates.[/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"]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]