Healthcom and PharMedCo Give Homecare Patients a Direct Connection to Their Nurse at the Touch of a Button

New Program Designed to Reduce Hospital Readmissions and Improve Home Care Transitions

SULLIVAN, IL —Healthcom and Turenne PharMedCo are announcing a new care transition initiative that provides patients a direct mobile link to their healthcare nurse. CareLink Connect® is designed to help home health agencies and nursing facilities improve care transition services and patient outcomes to reduce unnecessary readmissions.

This initiative is designed for patients who are transitioning from hospitals or nursing facilities to their home. Patients will receive a free mobile help button, which can be used to connect them to their homecare nurse, caregiver or medical assistance, any time. This allows quick access to healthcare professionals or caregivers when important decisions are being made.

“When a patient is transitioned from full time medical care back to their home, it can be a big and sometimes daunting adjustment. Increased communication during this transition time is critical,” said Aaron Kirk, President of Healthcom. “Patients are encouraged to use their button for any questions or assistance they might need to help ensure a smooth transition.”

Affordable Care Act requirements are prompting care transition partners to find ways to decrease avoidable readmissions and the penalties associated with them.

“Our new partnership with Healthcom strengthens our commitment to provide meaningful solutions and valuable clinical resources and tools for our healthcare partners,” said Craig Miller, Vice President of Operations for Turenne PharMedCo. “Healthcom’s CareLink Connect program helps bridge the care transition gap that sometimes occurs when a patient is discharged to the home.”

About PharMedCo

Turenne PharMedCo, Inc., is a healthcare service company providing pharmacy and medical supply solutions to the full continuum of post-acute and palliative care providers and others serving the long term care industry. Managed by a select team of nursing home administrators, nurses, pharmacists and skilled professionals, our success is built on our commitment to our customers and the people they serve.

About Healthcom

Healthcom is a healthcare technology company that partners with healthcare providers to integrate services and technology that enhance the standard of care. From medical alert services and medication management, to tele-health solutions and care transitions services, we offer an integrated service approach that can help reduce readmissions, improve patient outcomes and improve patient satisfaction.

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