Louisville, KY, March 23, 2016 (Newswire.com) - Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (“Kindred” or the “Company”) today announced that Dr. William Mills, Senior Medical Advisor to Kindred and Chief Executive Officer of Chronic Care Management, LLC, will present March 24 at HealthImpact Southwest in Houston, a collaborative forum for national leaders in healthcare technology.
Dr. Mills will discuss how healthcare organizations can leverage “connected health” – such as remote patient monitoring and telemedicine as part of a chronic care management program – to enhance access to quality care, improve care transitions and reduce hospital readmissions.
During the session, Dr. Mills will draw on his experience as the founder of Western Reserve Senior Care, now part of Kindred House Calls, a home-based primary care practice that cares for vulnerable populations, as well as his current role leading Chronic Care Management, a provider of cloud-based comprehensive care plans.
“Healthcare technology is playing an increasingly central role in facilitating goal-directed, quality, seamless care,” said Dr. Mills. “While many organizations continue to struggle with providing timely, cost-effective care to patients with multiple chronic conditions, we are seeing high levels of success from those who utilize a combination of high-touch and high-tech tactics. Cloud-based technologies interwoven into integrated primary, specialty, acute and post-acute care networks can provide excellent patient and provider-facing platforms that enable cost-effective care delivery to patients at risk of high morbidity, mortality and utilization.”
HealthImpact Southwest takes place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 24. For more information, visit the event website at http://purposeevents.com/events/healthimpact-southwest-2016.
About Chronic Care Management
Chronic Care Management, LLC is a provider of cloud-based portable care plans that is helping patients receive coordinated, goal-directed care, and healthcare organizations transition from volume to value with transformative new revenue achieved through Medicare’s new Chronic Care Management program.
About Kindred Healthcare
Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a top-90 private employer in the United States, is a FORTUNE 500 healthcare services company based in Louisville, Kentucky with annual revenues of approximately $7.2 billion(1). At December 31, 2015, Kindred through its subsidiaries had approximately 102,000 employees providing healthcare services in 2,692 locations in 46 states, including 95 transitional care hospitals, 18 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, 90 nursing centers, 19 sub-acute units, 604 Kindred at Home home health, hospice and non-medical home care sites of service, 100 inpatient rehabilitation units (hospital-based) and a contract rehabilitation services business, RehabCare, which served 1,766 non-affiliated sites of service. Ranked as one of Fortune magazine’s Most Admired Healthcare Companies for seven years, Kindred’s mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and shareholder we serve. For more information, go to www.kindredhealthcare.com. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
(1) Revenues were computed by combining the twelve months ended December 31, 2015 data for Kindred and one month ended January 2015 data for Gentiva Health Services, Inc., which was acquired by the Company on February 2, 2015.