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Melissa K Palardy

Melissa Palardy is PatientPing's Senior Marketing Manager. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from Simmons College and a Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Behavior from the Simmons School of Business. When she isn't developing brand awareness initiatives, you can find her doing yoga, reading, or watching Law & Order marathons in her Back Bay apartment.
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May 18, 2018

PatientPing Success Story: MedNetOne

Welcome back to the PatientPing Success Story Series! This week, we're featuring Ewa Matuszewski, CEO of MedNetOne. MedNetOne is one of Michigan's leading accountable care organizations (ACOs), providing technological and clinical services to physician practices, providers and behavioral health professionals. MedNetOne works to ensure that the proper care management strategies are implemented in order to properly coordinate patient care patients faced with chronic health conditions.

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May 10, 2018

PatientPing Success Story: HCR ManorCare

This week on the blog, we're featuring a customer success story from Eric O’Neill, Assistant VP at HCR ManorCare.

HCR ManorCare is one of the country’s leading providers of post-acute care services, offering both short and long-term care services to patients across more than 500 facilities. The services HCR ManorCare provides consist of skilled nursing, memory care, hospice, assisted living, rehabilitation, and home health care services. 

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April 26, 2018

Recap: PatientPing Midwest Community Summit

On April 5th, PatientPing hosted a Midwest Community Summit at the VisTaTech Center in Livonia, Michigan. The event brought together over 50 of our Midwest users–traveling near and far–to share care coordination best practices and talk about some of the hottest topics in healthcare. 

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March 27, 2018

Managing Your Preferred Post-Acute Network

Delivering effective care between acute and post-acute settings doesn’t stop with building out your preferred post-acute network. Providing improved care outcomes for patients, ensuring that they receive care in the proper setting, and avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions requires ongoing management of your post-acute network.

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March 20, 2018

Build a Preferred Post-Acute Network in Seven Steps

Amidst pressure to reduce readmissions, improve care quality, and increase patient engagement, providers have been looking to implement strategies to help keep patients from returning to acute care. One of these strategies is building a preferred post-acute network.

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March 7, 2018

Four Questions Series: Joshua Jacobs, VP at Windsor Healthcare Communities

We’re excited to bring you our latest Four Questions Series blog featuring Windsor Healthcare Communities. Windsor Healthcare Communities operates nine Skilled Nursing Facilities throughout New Jersey and provides long-term, post-acute rehabilitation services to patients. Windsor Healthcare prides itself in providing advanced services that work to improve patient quality of life while maintaining a top-of-the-line care setting. We sat down with Joshua Jacobs, VP at Windsor Healthcare Communities, to learn more about how his team uses PatientPing to help improve care.

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February 21, 2018

Addressing High-Utilizers Starts in the ED

The majority of patients try to avoid the emergency department at all costs. Yet, for high-utilizing patients, the ED is often the easiest place to go for healthcare. Regardless of what you call them—high-utilizers, super-utilizers, or super users—the reality remains the same: the top 1% of patients account for 21% of healthcare spending, at an average of nearly $88,000 per patient annually.

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February 14, 2018

Four Questions Series: Michelle Tran, Project Specialist at Houston Methodist Coordinated Care

Welcome back to our Four Questions Series! Houston Methodist Coordinated Care (HMCC) is an Accountable Care Organization located in Houston, Texas that is participating in the Track 3 Medicare Shared Savings Program. HMCC consists of a dedicated team of medical professionals working together to provide high-quality, coordinated care for their participating beneficiaries. Their care programs include coordinated care, transitional care as well as advanced illness care services, all of which work to improve patient outcome and experiences. 

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January 23, 2018

The Rise of Super SNFs and their Impact on Long-Term Care

“Super SNFs” are reinventing post-acute care. These medical resort facilities are designed to be a one-stop-shop for patients in need of long-term treatment, marrying complex care and high quality of life.

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January 10, 2018

Four Questions Series: How Harbor Health Plan Utilizes PatientPing to Improve Member Outcomes

Welcome back to our Four Questions Series! We caught up with the Care Management team at Harbor Health Plan in Michigan to learn more about how the team uses PatientPing in their daily workflows. Harbor Health (formerly ProCare Health Plan) is owned by Trusted Health Plan. Harbor Health was certified as a Clinic Plan in 1996, a Qualified Health Plan in 1998, and a licensed HMO in December 2000. Harbor Health has dedicated, experienced, and well-trained staff who have been involved in healthcare delivery for many years. Harbor Health ensures that its member’s medical.

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