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Sneak A Peek Of Our Newest Home Health Technology-Medalogix Nurture

Posted by Shari Heath on November 17, 2015

Have FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) about Medalogix Nurture? Don’t worry. I’m here to loop ya in.

If you follow our blog, you know Medalogix has some awesome data scientists. If you don’t follow our blog, then just know that we have some awesome data scientists. The latest predictive analytics models these geniuses have created will undoubtedly help your home health organization improve care and increase referrals. 

Our latest product is called Nurture. Nurture lets you leverage predictive analytics to identify patients who may need additional care in the future. 

  • Easily view which current and former patients would benefit from an additional care episode
  • Pinpoint operational improvement opportunities to further improve care
  • Increase efficiency of discharged or aftercare programs
  • Decrease time spent reviewing and calling patients

The solution combines a patient need stratification with a discharged-patient monitoring and calling tool that facilitates contact with patients who may need your care again--all to ensure the patients who have left your services continue to receive the care they need.

How? Believe it or not, it’s not magic. (When I first joined Medalogix and told my husband about our home health technology, he thought it was pretty magical. He might still think it’s magic. The truth is, our home health predictive analytics technologies are pretty badass, but not magic.)

Here’s a little insight into how predictive modeling works. We’re able to analyze more than 3 million records. Those records contain historical information that allow us to isolate trends and then based on those trends, predict future outcomes, including: which home health patients are likely to be readmitted to the hospital (Touch), which home health patients would most benefit from hospice care (Bridge) and which patients may need your care again (Nurture).

Here's what happens without Nurture. 

Without Nurture, I’d probably start at the top of the list and call as many former patients as I could. I probably wouldn't be able to call the entire list. Then I would be worried that the patients toward the bottom of the list, who I didn’t have time to call, may actually needed my services. I mean, what if those patients I missed go back to the hospital because they didn’t have a nurse to teach them about their new medications and monitor the side effects?

In other words, I wouldn't really know who needed additional care. 

By the time I may have time to revisit the original list and try to reach the patients who were toward the bottom, I will likely have received a new list. The same cycle of calling the patients at the top of the list and missing those at the bottom will continue.

Here's what happens with Nurture.

With Nurture, you can end this cycle. You can start calling from a priorotized list, which analyzes a number of factors to determine who may need additional care. As you get further down the list, their probability of needing additional care decreases. When you don’t make it to the bottom of the list, you’ll know that you were able to call the people who most likely needed your care again.

If you’d like to learn more, click the schedule a demo button below. While this technology doesn’t officially launch until early February, we’d love to give you a sneak peek.

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Topics: Data and Analytics Review, Healthcare Industry


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