SANTA BARBARA, Calif., March 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Throughout the health care industry, real-time data and quantitative insights have achieved critical value in the growing industry. These insights can provide valuable information for improving patient-centered care and the patient experience.
In an ongoing effort to continually improve the quality of patient care and patients' home health experience, Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) is partnering with Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) for real-time data and benchmarking solutions.
"We consider it a privilege to provide essential, patient-centered health care to our patients and their families in the comfort of their own homes," said Lisa Newell, Vice President of Quality at Amedisys. "While we have a long-standing commitment to provide high-quality care to our patients, we are also continually looking for ways to make the patient care experience even better. We look forward to the real-time insights that SHP will provide to help us do just that."
For example, SHP's predictive real-time data on patient hospitalization risk helps Amedisys address potential issues or complications before they escalate. This helps patients to achieve better outcomes and allows them to remain at home.
SHP, a leader in performance improvement for post-acute care providers, will empower Amedisys with real-time reports on critical clinical and process measures. With the largest benchmark database and real-time access to metrics, SHP provides quantitative insights for performance management. This data will allow Amedisys to track performance and proactively make informed decisions and adjustments where needed.
"We are proud to support Amedisys in its commitment to provide the best possible quality of care for its patients," said Rob Paulsson, SHP President. "We work with more than 4,000 home health providers, from very small, single sites to national chains, providing them real-time data, benchmarking and insights. It is great to see how large organizations like Amedisys are embracing the change in healthcare."
Amedisys, Inc. is a leading healthcare at home Company delivering personalized home health and hospice care. Amedisys is focused on delivering the care that is best for our patients, whether that is home-based recovery and rehabilitation after an operation or injury, care focused on empowering them to manage a chronic disease, or hospice care at the end of life. More than 2,200 hospitals and 61,900 physicians nationwide have chosen Amedisys as a partner in post-acute care. Founded in 1982, headquartered in Baton Rouge, LA with an executive office in Nashville, TN, Amedisys is a publicly held company. With more than 13,000 employees, in 395 care centers in 34 states, Amedisys is dedicated to delivering the highest quality of care to the doorsteps of 360,000 patients in need every year. For more information about the Company, please visit: www.amedisys.com
About Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP)
Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) is a leader in performance improvement for post-acute care providers. Our healthcare data analytics and benchmarking provide real-time, actionable performance metrics that drive daily decisions. Since 1996, SHP has helped more than 5,000 organizations nationwide, from small rural hospices to public companies, raise the bar for healthcare performance. For more information, visit www.SHPdata.com and follow SHP on Twitter at @SHPdata.
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