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Optimizing Care Transitions

by Luis Castillo on Jul 13, 2017

time-FB.gifManaging a patient’s departure from the hospital to a post-acute setting can be time consuming for hospital discharge planners and care management staff. Unless the patient already has an arrangement with a specific facility, patient placement typically involves a lot of back-and-forth communications that quickly swallow time. Given how many patients are released from a hospital each day, it is easy to see how case managers can spend upwards of half their work week—21 hours—planning and coordinating discharges. Unfortunately, more time devoted to the task does not necessarily translate into better post-acute placement.

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Published Wednesday, July 12, 2017
HFMA.org

Meet the Author

Luis Castillo has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare information technology. Prior to joining Ensocare, Castillo served as senior vice president at Siemens Healthcare, where he was in charge of IT sales, service and marketing. He was responsible for developing alternate markets, sales strategies and sales channels in order to grow the healthcare information technology business. Luis’ broad and deep experience has served to hone his leadership skills and business acumen, and he is a sought-after participant in strategic initiatives and global partnership efforts. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in political science from Haverford College in Haverford, Penn.

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