Encompass enters agreement to join the enTouch™ network, focusing on ACO partnerships and home health value based purchasing models.


Healthcare engagement company, PreparedHealth, announced today a multi-year agreement with Encompass, a nationally recognized leader in the home health and hospice industry. With the partnership, Encompass will join the enTouch network and activate DINA™, a digital nursing assistant, to further enhance their mission to provide “A Better Way to Care” to their patient population.

“We are excited to work with PreparedHealth and bring another unique technology to our clinicians, patients, and families. We continually look for innovative ways to deliver care in the home. We believe DINA and enTouch will help us deliver more targeted interventions and better care coordination. Ultimately, we anticipate the partnership with PreparedHealth will lead to reduced hospitalizations, fewer ER visits, and overall better quality outcomes for our agencies”, said Bud Langham, Chief Clinical Officer at Encompass Home Health.

Encompass Home Health and Hospice is the 4th largest provider of Medicare-certified skilled home health services and operates in 28 states across the United States. As a leader in value-based payment models, they are joining enTouch and activating DINA to facilitate evidence-based care transitions, interventions and coordination that keep patients proactively out of the hospital and deliver a superior customer experience in the home.

“We’re honored to announce our partnership with Encompass as we continue to expand the enTouch™ network. Their leadership team, culture and out-in-front approach with value-based health care is very well aligned with our company mission. Together, we’re transforming how people can get the care they need to stay healthy at home,” said Ashish V. Shah, CEO and Co-Founder of PreparedHealth.

enTouch, PreparedHealth’s innovative social network for health care, connects patients, providers and payers to the best options for care in the home. Using a blend of machine-learning and artificial intelligence technology, DINA acts as a digital nursing assistant to proactively identify needed interventions and close gaps in care. Encompass will focus its initial work with PreparedHealth on ACO partnerships and home health value based purchasing models.

Mr. Langham added, “We think it is critical in the ever changing environment of home-based care to have the best technology partners at the table working with us to solve pressing problems. We are happy to have PreparedHealth join us on the journey to success in the value-based future of healthcare”.

To learn more abut Encompass, visit ehhi.com