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.
So your hospital has decided to build its own “patient room of the future.” Congratulations! You’ve obtained the necessary buy-in and funding to infuse it with the latest and greatest innovations. Now what — where should you start?
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.
Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced its 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program, with several amendments designed to accelerate the use of patient engagement and remote patient monitoring (RPM) in the market.
In part one of the Patient Room of the Future series, I shared a high-level overview of the next-generation patient environment and spotlighted some of the emerging technologies in the latest iterations on the concept. We also previewed the work Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is doing to bridge the physical and digital worlds
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.
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
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
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.