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Why Post-Acute Care Management Matters Now More than Ever

Historically, hospitals and health systems have largely focused on the services they’re providing, with little control or insight into what happens with patients who are discharged to skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and other post-acute care settings.                                   

The Rise of Reviews in Healthcare

Searching for a restaurant through a service like Yelp is a common practice, but what about searching for a doctor? More and more patients are turning towards social-based reviews before choosing a healthcare provider.

Are You Putting Your Patients at Risk?

Across the country, health systems have made significant investments in recent years installing electronic health records (EHRs) — sometimes spending tens of millions of dollars. Eight years after the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act offered providers incentives to adopt EHRs, many organizations have completed their big push.

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Enhancing the Hospital Experience: Building a Smart Patient Room (Part 1 of 3)

Let’s face it: Most hospital patients would prefer to be just about anywhere other than a hospital room. They’re likely not feeling 100%, have little control over their environment and are unclear about the status of their health and treatment. Throw in concerns about keeping visiting family comfortable and minimizing everyone’s boredom and it’s easy

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Advancing Toward a Hospital Discharge Quality Guarantee

When a patient is discharged from the hospital, he or she has every reasonable expectation that a potentially avoidable readmission won’t happen. However, by some estimates, nearly 20% of Medicare patients are readmitted within 30 days, and nearly 34% within 90 days, leading to more than $17 billion in potentially avoidable costs.1

Keys to Success Under BPCI Advanced

If you’ve recently submitted your organization’s BPCI Advanced application, congratulations! Since the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced late last year that it would end mandatory bundled payment models for hip fractures and cardiac care, many have worried that this would be a setback for the move to bundled payments.