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Firm focused on post-hospitalization gets a big customer

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Read how Aidin, a health IT company focused on supporting hospital discharge, has added its 50th hospital customer: Lancaster  (Penn.) General Hospital. The 663-bed hospital is the first institution it is working with in the expanding University of Pennsylvania Health System.

Med City News reports that Aidin’s “approach is to make the process of discharging patient from hospitals to post-acute care providers easier and customized to patient needs. Its Software as a Service uses automation to make the process more efficient but the company also aims to help insurers keep patients within their payer’s provider network.”

Bundled payments give hospitals even more of an incentive to work with technology companies, such as  Aidin, to reduce the risk of rehospitalization.

John Laursen, head of business development for Aidin, said:

“Our system ensures that patients get to the highest quality [post-acute] providers in those regions we serve. The big thing for us is we focus on creating competition for patient choice. Post-acute care providers are having to improve quality as increased competition improves the market,” he told MedCity News.

“Consolidation has reduced the number of companies shaping this health IT segment. Boston-based CarePort Health was acquired by Allscripts in October, focused on post-acute outcomes management by guiding patients to select care that best fits their needs, a management system with data and alerts; and an analytics component to evaluate performance of post-acute providers and patient outcomes.  In 2015, Cardinal Health subsidiary naviHealth acquired RightCare Solutions,” the news service reported.


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