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How to Axe the Fax By 2020

Almost a year ago, CMS Administrator Seema Verma called upon apps developers to put an end to faxing in doctors’ offices by 2020. It was a bold statement, one that debuted to applause at the time but that nevertheless left everyone who heard it thinking about the many challenges that lie ahead in order to make this... Read More

by Luis Castillo in Care Transitions, Healthcare IT, blog

Luis Castillo Discusses Medical Transportation on HealthcareNOW

Recorded live in Orlando at HIMSS 2019, Ensocare CEO Luis Castillo sat down with Roberta Mullin of HealthcareNOW Radio to talk about Ensocare’s place in health IT and how healthcare organizations can use software and automation to reduce delays stemming from medical transportation. Read More

by Ensocare in Care Transitions, Transportation

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

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

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 Post-acute Care, Care Transitions, Patient Safety

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 Post-acute Care, Care Transitions, Patient Discharge

How to Give Your Patients EHR Access on Day of Discharge

Did you feel a chill go up your spine a couple weeks back? It may have been due to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rolling out a new proposed rule for the 2019 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) that has big ramifications for healthcare organizations around the country. Read More

by Justine Olsen in Care Transitions, Patient Discharge, Interoperability

ACMA 2018: Everything is Bigger in Texas

Big case management problems call for bigger disruptive technologies to solve them. There were so many things about ACMA 2018 (the annual conference of the American Case Management Association held April 24-27 in Houston, Texas) that surprised me. This isn’t my first conference rodeo, I may add. I couldn’t begin to... Read More

by Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA in Care Transitions, Case Management

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