Amedisys Executive Vice President of Operations Patrick Thompson Presented Smarter Care Transitions at the 2013 IBM Information

  Amedisys Executive Vice President of Operations Patrick Thompson Presented
  Smarter Care Transitions at the 2013 IBM Information on Demand Conference

Business Wire

BATON ROUGE, La. -- November 11, 2013

Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED), one of the nation’s leading health care at home
companies, announced today that executive vice president of operations,
Patrick Thompson, presented at the 2013 IBM Information on Demand Conference
on “Enabling Smarter Care Transitions for Improved Care and Reduced Costs.”

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, which includes a
heightened focus on reducing avoidable readmissions, more hospitals, health
systems and accountable care organizations are looking for ways to help their
patients return safely home and avoid unnecessary and costly trips to the
emergency room or get readmitted to the hospital. Many of them understand a
safe transition home from the hospital is a key element to achieving their
readmissions reduction goal.

Amedisys has leveraged its nationwide network of care transitions clinicians
to help people safely transition back home after a hospital stay. The network
of care transitions coordinators is connected to the Amedisys care team, the
hospitals and the patients’ primary care physicians through a proprietary
information technology platform.

“I believe we have the best caregivers at Amedisys,” stated Patrick Thompson,
executive vice president of operations for Amedisys. “Supported by our
collaborative technology platform, our caregiving team becomes the most
efficient and effective post-acute care network in the nation. And we are
proud to be working with IBM to design and build our next generation of
information management capabilities,” he concluded.

Amedisys care teams are supported by Amedisys point-of-care tablets, wireless
connectivity and a physician portal. The company is developing a patient and
caregiver portal as well to provide patients and their loved ones with access
to their plan of care and health records.

For more about Amedisys Care Transitions, please visit:

About Amedisys:

Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) is a leading health care at home company
delivering personalized home health and hospice care to more than 360,000
patients each year. Amedisys is focused on delivering the care that is best
for our patients, whether that is home-based recovery and rehabilitation after
an operation or injury, care focused on empowering them to manage a chronic
disease, palliative care for those with a terminal illness, or hospice care at
the end of life. The Company’s state-of-the-art advanced chronic care
management programs and leading-edge technology enables it to deliver quality
care based upon the latest evidence-based best practices. Amedisys is a
recognized innovator, being one of the first in the industry to equip its
clinicians with point-of-care laptop technology and referring physicians with
an internet portal that enables real-time coordination of patient care
seamlessly. Amedisys also has the industry’s first-ever nationwide Care
Transitions program, designed to reduce unnecessary hospital readmissions
through patient and caregiver health coaching and care coordination, which
starts in the hospital and continues throughout completion of the patient’s
home health plan of care. For more information about the Company, please


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