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Top Stressors of Working Caregivers…And How Employers Can Help

As a New York Times article recently noted, the best healthcare insurance in the U.S. might be “daughter care.” That is: having a healthy daughter who can tend to your needs in older age. The Times article built upon research on dementia caregiving published in the journal JAMA Neurology, which said, “The best... Read More

by Lakelyn Hogan in Care Coordination, Care Givers

Home Again, Home Again — The Last Step in Recovery

Helen's Journey: Part III It’s an exciting day for Helen! After being in the hospital for surgery and spending time recovering in a post-acute facility, she is now ready to go home. Although thrilled with the prospect of returning to familiar comforts—especially sleeping in her own bed—she and her family are a little... Read More

by Jill Reeves, MHA in Care Coordination, Patient Discharge

Helen's Post-Acute Journey - Part II

The Next Step on the Journey to Recovery It’s Helen’s first day at the post-acute facility. As you may recall, she was discharged from the hospital to further recover from surgery. She and her family are extremely grateful the hospital medical team and discharge planners were able to use an automated discharge process... Read More

by Jill Reeves, MHA in Post-acute Care, Care Coordination

Planning for Hospital Discharge

Part One of Helen's Post-Acute Journey From the moment Helen was admitted to the hospital for surgery, her care team including her doctor, case manager, nurses, family members, and post-acute facility are working together behind the scenes to prepare for a smooth transition once it is time for her to leave. To support... Read More

by Jill Reeves, MHA in Care Coordination

Fostering Transparency

In recent years, the need for better communication and access to information across care settings has been a “hot button” topic in healthcare. In particular, being able to “follow” a patient after hospital discharge has become paramount due to health systems’ growing care coordination responsibilities and... Read More

by Jill Reeves, MHA in Care Coordination

Three Strategies for Improving Care Coordination

As hospitals and health systems increasingly take responsibility for patient outcomes post discharge, they are realizing the need for better care coordination after patients leave the hospital. Although there are many ways to take care coordination to the next level, here are three actions that are especially... Read More

by Jill Reeves, MHA in Care Coordination, Care Coordination Software

The IMPACT Act: Legislating Care Coordination

There is no question that cross-continuum care coordination is a good thing—the more various healthcare entities work together to deliver appropriate and timely interventions, the better off patients will be. That said, care coordination has often been viewed as a nice to have rather than a critical mandate. However,... Read More

by Jill Reeves, MHA in Care Coordination, Healthcare Reform, Care Coordination Software

Ushering in the Next Generation of Care Coordination

The extent of a hospital’s reach is changing. As the industry shifts towards value-based care, hospitals and health systems must think beyond its walls and work to coordinate care across the continuum, so patients can smoothly transition to the next care setting—until they ultimately return to wellness. Until now,... Read More

by Kyle Salem, Ph.D. in Care Coordination, Care Transitions

Elevating Communication During Care Transitions

I'd like to share an article by Dr. Mark Kestner at Community Regional Medical Center, an Ensocare hospital client. June 20, 2016 - Health System Management The Effects of Consistent, Reliable Care Transitions on Clinical Care and Financial Outcomes Care transitions—especially those that involve moving a patient from... Read More

by Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA in Care Coordination, Care Transitions

Realizing Optimal Outcomes in Care Transitions

June 13, 2016 - Health System Management Strategies that Aim to Facilitate Communication and Reliability Moving between care settings can be a risky proposition for patients. When transitions are poor, patients may experience delays in treatment, a lapse in care continuity and the omission of vital therapies.... Read More

by Wayne Sensor in Care Coordination, Healthcare Technology Solutions