Jefferson Health — a 14-hospital system with more than $5 billion in revenue — is turning to a social media-inspired technology platform to fill communication gaps with its home health partners.

The platform comes from Chicago-based Prepared Health, which helps hospitals connect and collaborate with the post-acute providers taking care of their patients following discharge in real time. Jefferson, which operates in the Philadelphia and New Jersey markets, hopes Prepared Health’s cloud-based platform will lead to reduced readmissions, lower emergency room utilization and streamlined transitions for its patients.

Specifically, Jefferson plans to use the platform to improve hospital and home health provider communication surrounding its Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Advanced population, including heart failure and sepsis patients, Dr. Maryann Lauletta, vice president of medical operations for Jefferson, told Home Health Care News.

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