New case study details how Medalogix’s predictive analytics technology helped major home health provider best deploy care to former patients, increase touchpoints with patients, manage end-of-life care
NASHVILLE, Tenn. January 26, 2017 – Today, healthcare technology company Medalogix announced the release of a new case study with Encompass home Health and Hospice Inc., “Leveraging Analytics and Clinical Transformation to Achieve ‘A Better Way to Care.’” It demonstrates the dramatic results the Texas agency experienced after deploying all of Medalogix’s analytics-based population health solutions throughout its organization. The study highlights Encompass’s use of Medalogix Nurture, an analytics solution that helps identify and manage recently discharged patients who are at elevated risk of hospitalization and could benefit from additional care.
After only nine months of using Medalogix Nurture to streamline a discharged patient calling or after care program, Encompass was able to facilitate more than 5,000 patient contacts, resulting in identification of 276 patients in need of additional home care.
“Nurture has helped us become more efficient by narrowing our focus on high risk patients who may benefit from touchpoints after discharge,” said Encompass Vice President of Clinical Transformation Janice Riggins RN. “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.”
In addition to Nurture, Encompass also began employing the full suite of Medalogix’s predictive solutions, which includes Touch, which identifies patients at highest risk for readmission and automates a home health clinical team’s touchpoints via Interactive Voice Response (IVR) calls, and Bridge, which helps identify and inform patients who would benefit from hospice care.
After deploying Touch, Encompass:
- Decreased the risk of avoidable inpatient readmissions by more than 50 percent for the Complete Joint Replacement (CJR) and Bundled Payment programs.
- Decreased re-hospitalizations in Value Based Purchasing states by 32%
- Saved over over $1M by leveraging automated calls instead of manual calls.
After deploying Bridge, Encompass increased total hospice days by 74% percent over the course of 22 months.
“Predictive analytics solutions can provide previously unknown insights into an entire patient population,” said Dan Hogan, CEO of Medalogix. “Not only do they offer a smarter way to manage your population, they also allow you to manage your resources in a way that ensures your clinicians are treating the right patients at the right time. Encompass’ use of analytics for the benefit of their patients is exemplary of their commitment to patients and indicative of the possibilities for the home health care industry.”
About Encompass Home Health:
Encompass, headquartered in Texas, was founded in 1998 and is one of the largest Medicare-certified home health, hospice and pediatric services providers in the nation—serving more than 65,000 patients annually. With locations across the nation, its team of healthcare professionals delivers comprehensive care to keep adults, children and adolescents on the path toward positive results. Encompass is also a proud 2016 Fortune Magazine 100 Best Companies to Work For. For more information, please visit https://www.ehhi.com.
Medalogix is a Nashville-based healthcare technology company that provides analytics, workflows and business intelligence solutions to home health providers so they can improve care and reduce costs. Founded in 2012 by former home health agency owner Dan Hogan, Medalogix has been recognized by Harvard University, HIMSS and Fierce Healthcare IT as an innovative solution that’s improving America’s healthcare system. Medalogix currently offers four solutions: Touch, which automates a home health clinical team’s touchpoints, Bridge, which helps identify and inform patients who would benefit from hospice care, Nurture, which identifies patients who might need further home care in the future and Path, which recommends optimized home health patient care plans through historical analysis of thousands of patient records, care plans and outcomes.
Medalogix is located in Nashville, Tennessee. For more information, please visit Medalogix at https://medalogix.com/ or follow on Twitter at: @Medalogix.