PreparedHealth expands advisory board with care transitions expert, Mary Naylor, to accelerate impact of the Prepared Health Network

PreparedHealth announced today the appointment of Dr. Mary Naylor to their advisory board. Dr. Naylor is currently the Marian S. Ware Professor of Gerontology and Director of the NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Her work with the Transitional Care Model has been integral to advancing care for older adults, managing their transition from hospital to home while improving the health outcomes and also lowering costs.

“Mary Naylor is an integral voice in advancing care for the rapidly growing elderly population in the US. We are thrilled to have such an esteemed partner on our team helping us to empower the care providers and family members that are striving to keep their loved ones healthy and happy at home. Her work in transitional care will be vital to the evolution of Dina and DINA.” said Ashish V. Shah, President and CEO of PreparedHealth.

Dr. Naylor is a pioneer in the design, evaluation, and spread of health care innovations that have significantly improved the outcomes of chronically ill older adults and their family caregivers, while reducing health care costs. In collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of clinical scholars and health services researchers, her work has resulted in the Transitional Care Model, a cost-effective advanced practice nurse-led model to improve the transitions of older adults who are navigating complex and often fragmented systems of care.

“I’m thrilled to join forces with PreparedHealth and am excited to see how our partnership can further enhance care models for the booming aging population while lowering costs and avoiding unnecessary hospitalizations,” said Dr. Mary Naylor.

Dr. Naylor has worked tirelessly to advocate for changes in health care practices and policies across the globe that are informed by rigorous research. For example, her advocacy contributed to the inclusion of evidence-based transitional care in multiple policies designed to foster health care delivery and payment reforms, including several provisions of the 2010 Affordable Care Act. As a member of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, Dr. Naylor advised the U.S. Congress on policies designed to offer a more promising future for Medicare beneficiaries.

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