CHICAGO (February 27, 2020)--Prepared Health, an AI-powered care coordination platform, has changed its name to Dina. Founded in 2015, the health technology company has built a robust platform to help hospitals and health plans deliver seamless, coordinated care to aging adults on their journey from hospital to home. The company said in a news release that the new name reflects the company’s commitment to building an online community of professional and personal caregivers, a platform for real-time collaboration and actionable insights to help seniors age in place.

The company has previously used the name "Dina" to refer to its digital assistant that collects and analyzes patient assessments from the home and community. Hospitals and health plans use this technology to identify gaps in care, alert providers when there’s a change in condition, recommend evidence-based interventions, and connect patients with additional resources like non-medical home care and organizations addressing social determinants of health.

“As communities across the country face the effects of the silver tsunami and a shortage of caregivers, the need to stay connected remains central to our mission,” said Dina CEO Ashish V. Shah. “Using data to find smarter ways to meet the needs of our aging population is the challenge of our time. Dina is an exciting part of our story and the name reflects our commitment to data-driven decision making and care coordination.” 

As the healthcare industry moves to a value-based model, hospitals are beginning to invest in home care and community-based resources to lower costs and provide a more convenient care setting for patients.

“We need to use technology to get care to where patients are instead of getting patients to where care is located,” said Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, president of Thomas Jefferson University and CEO of Jefferson Health. “Dina is aligned with our goal of healthcare with no address, and an important partner as we work to deliver seamless care outside the hospital.”

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