AccentCare turns to AI for readmissions help

Home healthcare provider AccentCare is leveraging AI to track social determinants of health and potentially lower readmissions.

The healthcare provider, which is based in Texas and delivers in-home care and hospice services to more than 240 locations, partnered with clinical AI company Jvion to better understand the risk profile of patients once they’re discharged, Home Health Care News reported. 

“Obviously, something that’s important to us, our patients and our referral partners is readmission risk,” AccentCare CMO Anna Loengard, MD, told Home Health Care News. “And so what’s interesting to me about Jvion is that they will give us a readmission risk score for each patient, with recommended interventions.”

Jvion is an AI-enabled prescriptive analytics company that aims to prevent harm and has continually built up new partnerships with healthcare providers. In 2019, the company became the first member of the Novant Health Institute of Innovation & Artificial Intelligence.

The partnership will help AccentCare understand which patients may be at risk of returning to the hospital––and how best to intervene.

The AI capabilities ensure that AccentCare doesn’t have to utilize front-line staff to track patients by identifying individuals with potential social determinants of health that could put them at risk and flagging those patients for interventions. For example, AccentCare could flag a patient who doesn't’ have transportation access or a nearby pharmacy and potentially enroll the patient in a home delivery service for their medications.

So far, AccentCare is in the beginning stages of rolling out Jvion’s AI technology. 

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