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Managing Risk During and After Patient Discharge

No matter who your patient is, there’s no way to avoid a certain degree of risk. If there were, preventing readmissions would be a much easier prospect. Read More

by Luis Castillo in Care Transitions, Patient Discharge, Risk Stratification

How Genomics Can Bring Precision to Care Transitions

In this first installment of a monthly column called “It Things in Healthcare IT,” Luis Castillo talks genomics and the potential impact on the patient transition process. Read More

by Luis Castillo in Care Transitions, Genomics

Ensocare CEO Advises Tech Students: Choose Healthcare IT [VIDEO]

“Saving a patient’s life…that’s pretty cool.” In this short video, Ensocare President and CEO Luis Castillo shares his advice for students who are interested in entering the IT field. Read More

by Jill Reeves, MHA in Healthcare IT, Healthcare Technology Solutions

PHI to a Sandwich Shop? It’s Time to Secure Your Post-Acute Network

I want to tell you a story. This is something that happened to a customer of ours, but they weren’t a customer at the time this particular story took place. If they were, I would be mortified. Read More

by Luis Castillo in Patient Safety, Care Transitions, Post-acute Care

Luis Castillo Talks Biometrics and Wearable Tech on InterviewsNOW

Recently, Ensocare CEO Luis Castillo joined Roberta Mullin on InterviewsNOW, a featured program of HealthcareNOW radio. During their wide-ranging discussion, they touch on, "how biometric information collected passively through wearable technology can play a key role in managing patients post-discharge. The discussion... Read More

by Ensocare in Patient and Family Engagement, Mobile Technology

The State of Interoperability In Healthcare

Even as the healthcare information technology (IT) field has made strides to facilitate cooperation between EHRs (electronic health records), it’s become abundantly clear that we still have a way to go to achieve anything approaching complete and total interoperability. Read More

by Luis Castillo in Healthcare Technology Solutions, Care Coordination Software, Interoperability

Ensocare Junior Web Developer Embraces Change

Chad White knows a thing or two about change. Not only did he become a parent to his daughter, Noelle, in the last couple years, the Ensocare Junior Web Developer also recently transitioned into a new career in the IT field. After spending more than a decade in graphic design and corporate sign production, Chad took a... Read More

by Kathy Sullivan in Employee Profile, Healthcare IT

Building a Narrow Network that Providers and Patients Will Love

We need to talk about narrow networks. With healthcare costs escalating, payers are looking into every possible avenue to ensure profitability. As a result, the idea of the narrow network has grown in popularity. Insurers no doubt want to steer their covered patients toward those facilities that strike the perfect... Read More

by Luis Castillo in Narrow Networks, Payers

7 Ways to Ensure Patients Comply with Physician Orders

About a year ago, we discussed a problem that many, if not all, physicians and providers have probably encountered at some point in their practice: why won’t patients take their meds? It’s a good read, but it’s since struck us that we maybe didn’t go far enough. After all, taking medication on a prescribed regimen is... Read More

by Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA in Patient Discharge, Patient and Family Engagement, Care Coordination

In Charge of Patient Discharge? How to Get Time Back In Your Day

We’d all like to have more hours in the day, wouldn’t we? As a nurse myself, I get it. Seemingly every shift, something will crop up that throws your entire day into disarray. Whether it’s a genuine emergency, an unanticipated patient need or a directive handed down from the top at your organization, you’re going to... Read More

by Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA in Care Transitions, Patient Discharge, Post-acute Care