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Will Technology Replace a Human Touch in Healthcare?

The past few years have given us many advances in healthcare: Electronic health records (EHRs). Wearable devices. Care management software. Apps that play a critical role in monitoring patient vital signs. The list goes on and on. But with these technological developments comes a fear that we’re all forced to reckon... Read More

by Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA in Healthcare Technology Solutions, blog, Care Management

Making the Transition from Nursing to Healthcare Executive

In the following article, Ensocare Chief Clinical Officer Mary Kay Thalken details her journey through the healthcare world and provides guidance to those looking to enter this rewarding field. How it all began—early inspiration and direction The roots of my journey from practicing nurse to senior healthcare executive... Read More

by Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA in Leadership, blog

Death of the Fax Machine: Three IT Challenges Standing in the Way of Fax's Ultimate Destruction

You can get almost any product in the world online. You can order food from your favorite restaurants on your phone. You can get psychiatric consultations, telehealth services and meet the love of your life by swiping right on the appropriate apps. But when it comes to transferring patient health information (PHI)... Read More

by Luis Castillo in Healthcare Technology Solutions, Interoperability, Cybersecurity

Jessica Finds Success by Saying ‘Yes’ to Challenges And Charity Work

Jessica Miller’s journey at Ensocare has been defined by her willingness to say ‘Yes’ to most every opportunity that comes her way. And that positive attitude has paid off handsomely for customers. Read More

by Marc Costanzo in Employee Profile

Improving and Innovating Your Care Management Processes

In early August 2018, Ensocare hosted a webinar entitled “Getting The Most Out of Your Care Management Model.” In it, Tomi Ogundimu of the Advisory Board discussed modern best practices for care management models, areas for potential improvement and specific examples of hospital systems and the steps they’ve taken to... Read More

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

Ensocare Manager Brings Marketing Prowess to MBA Students

At Ensocare, we make our impact on the healthcare field by providing care coordination and discharge management solutions that enable providers to improve patient care. But one Ensocare employee is making a difference in another way entirely: by teaching the healthcare leaders of today and tomorrow. Read More

by Marc Costanzo in Hospital Culture, Employee Profile

How Investments In Tech Help Narrow Networks and Patient Choice Coexist

Right now, two phrases are shaping the post-acute care conversation, and at first glance, it appears as if these two concepts are diametrically opposed to one another. The first phrase is “patient choice.” The second is “narrow network.” Read More

by Luis Castillo in Healthcare Technology Solutions, Narrow Networks

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, Risk Stratification, Patient Discharge

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