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Home Care’s Role in Older Adults’ Post-Acute Transition

When older patients return home from the hospital, it’s the little things that often get overlooked. The older adult is sent home with detailed discharge plans containing important information and instructions for the patient and their family members. However, families may not anticipate the additional tasks that will... Read More

by Lakelyn Hogan in blog, Care Management, home health

California Law Sparks Renewed Look at Post-Acute Care Challenges for the Homeless

The majority of patients take for granted that they’ll be discharged either back home or to a post-acute facility capable of meeting their needs. But perhaps no patients prove as great of a challenge as homeless patients who don’t have anywhere to go after their hospitalization or care episode ends. With this patient... Read More

by Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA in Patient Discharge, blog, Care Management

Three Must-Haves for Turning Healthcare Data into Healthcare Policy

We’re awash in data. It’s on our phones, it’s saved on our computers, our networks. It’s in the cloud. In a relatively short period of time, we’ve gone from an analog world where data was exceedingly rare to an era where there’s literally more data available than humans could possibly process. There’s not much we do... Read More

by Luis Castillo in Healthcare IT, Interoperability, blog

Paul Hanson Talks Security, Behind-the-Scenes Enhancements to Ensocare App

Almost every year, Paul Hanson takes a cross-country motorcycle trip. An avid rider for more than a decade, he appreciates the flexibility afforded to him at Ensocare, where he can connect to a secure server basically anywhere with a WiFi signal. “There have been times where, as long as you have internet access, you... Read More

by Marc Costanzo in Employee Profile, Cybersecurity, blog

Improve Transitions to Drive Outcomes Under Value-Based Care

2019 may go down as the year value-based care comes into its own. More facilities than ever have reimbursement tied to the long-term value they bring to patients; if your patients are re-admitted within the 30-day window, that’s going to create negative consequences for your reputation and your bottom line. The care... Read More

by Luis Castillo in Care Transitions, Value-Based Care, blog

Ensocare Product Manager Turns Ideas into Reality

For Karen Underwood, Director of Product Management for Ensocare, the most exciting thing about healthcare isn’t what’s happening today. It’s trying to anticipate what’s going to be the next big thing tomorrow. Read More

by Marc Costanzo in Healthcare IT, Employee Profile, blog

Engaging Patients Isn’t One-Size-Fits-All

Imagine a patient sustains a heart attack. After the initial intervention to stabilize that person, a care plan is created and the patient is expected to follow a specific set of guidelines. Read More

by Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA in Patient and Family Engagement, blog, Care Management

Healthcare Wearables: What IT Experts Need To Know

For ages, one insurmountable hurdle stood in the way of health care reaching its full potential. That hurdle? The simple truth that a patient’s well-being was out of the hands of the care team the moment the patient left their sight. That’s changed with the advent of wearable devices that give physicians, care... Read More

by Luis Castillo in Healthcare IT, Healthcare Technology Solutions, Mobile Technology

The Post-Acute Care Management Model You’ve Been Overlooking

It’s more important than ever that healthcare facilities keep track of patients’ health long after they leave the hospital. With reimbursement penalties tied to readmissions within the 30-day window, it’s in facilities’ (and patients’) best interest to ensure the optimum health of persons to one month and beyond. Read More

by Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA in Patient and Family Engagement, blog, Care Management

Home Health, SNFs May Benefit from CMS 2019 Rule Changes

The 2019 Fiscal Year is well underway, and 2019 proper will be here in a hot minute. That makes this as good a time as any to preview some of the changes that have recently been or are about to be rolled out by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Read More

by Jill Reeves, MHA in Post-acute Care, blog, Medicare, home health