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Editor’s note: McKnight’s Home Care, McKnight’s Senior Living and McKnight’s Long-Term Care News are publishing focused articles on the 2023 winners of the McKnight’s Excellence in Technology awards Nov. 29 through Dec. 5. Look for the nomination period for the 2024 awards program to open in May.

This article is published on this site as part of the McKnight’s Tech Daily e-newsletter coverage.

Rehospitalizations can be detrimental to patients and providers. With their home health virtual care product, Compassus aims to reduce rehospitalizations among Medicare recipients. The innovation earned the company Gold in the Quality category in the Home Care track for the 2023 McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards. 

With Compassus’ virtual care model, at-risk patients receive education about disease progression, management, symptom control and early intervention, and tools to monitor their vital signs. Telehealth nurses use this data to discuss changes in health status or new symptoms, identify potential causes and interventions, and if a call to the patient’s physician or medication change may be needed. Telehealth remote patient monitoring is available in all of its 40 home health locations across 10 states. 

“In just 18 months, Compassus has successfully operationalized telehealth remote patient monitoring resulting in more than 2,500 patients served and 3,758 virtual visits completed. Using data benchmarks from technology partner HRS,” the organization said in its application. “Most significantly, Compassus has seen a 38% lower rehospitalization rate among patients receiving virtual care compared to those who are not.”

Other award winners in the Home Care track’s Quality category:

Silver: 24/7 Nursing Care Inc. has made its mark for its home care scheduling application.

Read about other 2023 McKnight’s Excellence in Technology award winners in the Home Care track on the McKnight’s Home Care website, in the Senior Living track on the McKnight’s Senior Living website and in the Skilled Nursing track on the McKnight’s Long-Term Care News website.

Sponsors of the 2023 McKnight’s Tech Awards + Summit include LifeLoop, IntelyCare, MatrixCare, PointClickCare and ShiftKey + OnShift.To view the virtual awards presentation and recordings of the Summit webinars, visit mcknightstechawards.com (free registration required).