Virtual Health – Coordinating Care In The Future

Digital products like Alexa and Siri “learn” a person’s favorite restaurants, music and retail stores and make recommendations on different eateries to visit, items to buy or events to attend. These tools can also perform simple tasks, such as turning on lights, locking doors, adding to a running list of needed... Read More

by Luis Castillo in Cybersecurity, Healthcare IT

Creating a Championship Season for Your Patient Transition Team

My fellow Nebraskans and I jumped from our seats and cheered as our team scored the winning point for the national championship. Nebraska women’s volleyball team had lost three of its top players from the prior year and wasn’t expected to make it to the top. Yet here they were. Read More

by Susan Ann Koenig, J.D. in Care Transitions, Team-Based Care

What the 'Hospital at Home' Model Means for Care Planning

It’s still the first month of the new year, so it’s not too late to make resolutions for what’s ahead in 2018. We thought it’d be appropriate to turn our attention this week to a new care model that has the potential to revolutionize medical care and that many hospitals are already resolving to look into a little more... Read More

by Luis Castillo in Care Coordination Software, Care Planning

Five Steps To Greater Cybersecurity In Healthcare Organizations

It is universally acknowledged that frequent hand washing can prevent the spread of infections – and yet, there are health care workers who don’t wash their hands. The use of motorcycle helmets can dramatically reduce the chances of head trauma during accidents, but over 25% of people don’t wear one while riding. This... Read More

by Luis Castillo in Cybersecurity, Healthcare IT

Role of the Case Manager in 2020…And Beyond

Healthcare is changing, and the changes brought about by legislative reform, payment restructuring and technology will touch every facet of the field. For people like me, I find this to be a very exciting time to be working in healthcare. Read More

by Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA in Care Coordination Software, Case Management

Making Hospital Discharge More Patient Friendly

In recent years, improving the patient experience has been a prime focus for many healthcare organizations. Not only is this necessary to boost HCAHPS scores, perform well on MACRA metrics and meet other regulatory requirements, it is also essential when trying to expand market share, preserve patient loyalty and... Read More

by Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA in Care Coordination Software, Patient Satisfaction

Five Things To Look Out For When Selecting Care Coordination Software

It used to be that interventions were the cornerstone of acute care. A patient would arrive at a hospital with a medical problem and the healthcare providers in that location – nurses, doctors and ancillary staff – would respond to the patient’s needs and provide treatment. After the individual received care, they... Read More

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

Post-Acute Transition Strategy in an Era of Uncertainty

An inside look at how discharge teams can be a driving force in helping health systems achieve value-based care objectives. Read More

by Justine Olsen in Care Coordination Software, Patient Outcomes, Care Transitions

Healthcare Reform: Journey into the Unknown

The healthcare industry is entering the next era of reform, which will center on hospital and health system leaders transforming the delivery system to meet two profound and lasting market evolutions: population health and consumerism. Read More

by Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA in Healthcare Reform, Affordable Care Act

Population Health Management: What the Health?

The following content has been reposted with permission from our channel partner, Pursuit Healthcare Advisors (view original). Population Health Management (PHM)…three simple words, yet so much complexity. This blog will be the second of three to focus on the concept of PHM by looking at each element separately, this... Read More

by Mary Sirois in Care Transitions, Healthcare Technology Solutions, Mobile Technology