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Hospitalization Reduction: Building a National Strategy for Success

Since 2018, Amedisys Home Health has worked to implement and expand a hospitalization reduction program across all home health centers, leveraging the power of Medalogix Touch. In this study, separate analyses performed by both Amedisys and Medalogix revealed patients in the treatment group experienced significant advantage in achieving hospitalization reduction, identifying an absolute TIF rate reduction of 7.7%.

April 9, 2021

By Cyndi Rizzitello, MSN, RN, BC
Chief Clinical Officer, Medalogix

In 2018, leaders at Amedisys, Inc. reviewed organization-wide quality initiatives to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations, improve patient satisfaction and improve care coordination, said Carolyn Erskine, AVP of Nursing Strategy, Innovation, and Programs at Amedisys. With hospitalization reduction as their primary goal, the challenge was implementing a national strategy that could connect into regional care centers without disruption of day-to-day operations, all while seamlessly supporting care centers in improvement of care coordination.

“Amedisys was looking for ways to provide outreach and touchpoints for high-risk patients in hopes of preventing unnecessary hospitalizations,” Erskine said.

The solution? Medalogix Touch, a leading home health, patient risk solution with a proven track record of preventing hospitalization.

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