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American HealthTech and Medtelligent partner for senior care technology

The Assisted Living Solution is designed to help providers navigate the tech challenges of caring for seniors who move across the spectrum of care.
By Bill Siwicki
02:09 PM

LAS VEGAS – American HealthTech has partnered with Medtelligent to offer owners and managers of senior care facilities a new care and management system. The Assisted Living Solution is designed to help providers navigate the technology challenges of caring for seniors who move across the spectrum of care from assisted living to skilled nursing facilities and other provider organizations.

The combination of American HealthTech’s skilled nursing electronic health records system and Medtelligent’s Assisted Living offering will be especially beneficial to the fast-growing sector of continuing care retirement communities, said the vendors, who announced the partnership at the 2016 Annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas.

Post-acute organization owners and managers can use the combined technologies to provide accurate, detailed electronic care records for seniors as they move among assisted living, skilled nursing facilities, continuing care retirement communities, rehabilitation centers and other organizations, the vendors said. Further, the combined technologies can provide financial management and workflow tools for all post-acute senior care facilities, the vendors said.

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American HealthTech has more than 3,300 skilled nursing facilities as clients while Medtelligent specializes in the assisted living industry and operates in 31 states, the vendors said.

"The senior care landscape is challenging facility owners, with changing ownership models, shifting reimbursement models and the aging of America’s population," said American HealthTech president Teresa Chase. "The Medtelligent products add strength to our American HealthTech solutions and give our clients superior clinical and financial management tools across a wider landscape of care facilities."

The two companies’ products blend well across care settings because of American HealthTech’s strength in skilled nursing and Medtelligent’s experience in the assisted living and memory care industries, said John Shafaee, Medtelligent’s CEO.

"The big trends in our industry are upon us like a tsunami," said Chase, pointing out that in two years, 50 percent of Medicare payments will be based on quality and value of care. She added that by 2030, one of every five U.S. residents will be 65 or older and 2.3 percent of the population will be 85 or older. "Already, the 85-plus segment is the fastest growing population in the country. These trends are unstoppable, and this business partnership will help facility owners manage them."

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