Executive Summary

Four Provider Strategies for Managing Post-Discharge Patients

A January 2018 survey of 162 hospitals by HIMSS Media uncovered numerous gaps between hospitals and post-acute providers that result in operational and clinical inefficiencies. Filling these gaps – thereby creating a smoother, more efficient and effective handoff between acute and post-acute care – results in lower costs, appropriate utilization and improved patient outcomes. This Executive Summary explores four strategies that can help hospitals better manage post-acute patients.

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  • Four strategies for managing patients after discharge
  • How survey participants are addressing disparities at their own facilities
  • How technology facilitates successful relationships with preferred post-acute providers