Reducing readmissions is goal of Brookdale telehealth partnership

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Brookdale Senior Living hopes to reduce hospital readmissions by offering Iris Plans' advance care planning telehealth services to its residents through a new partnership announced by the companies.

The technology aims to help residents understand their conditions, determine their health goals and create preferences for future care. Iris Plans will distribute the residents' advance care plans securely to anyone the resident chooses, such as family members and doctors.

Residents will be able to use the healthcare planning services from their communities through Iris Plans' videoconference capabilities.

“Advance Care Planning through Iris Plans is a great compliment to the many patient-centered services we offer at Brookdale Senior Living,” said Todd Mackenzie, the executive director and Austin market leader for Brookdale. “Iris Plans will further enable Brookdale residents to connect and with their families and loved ones and will help our residents plan for healthcare decisions, reduce stress around these decisions and help avoid difficult and unnecessary hospital stays.”

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