Insights

Unlocking Time: Using Technology To Improve Efficiency

Time is a precious commodity in healthcare, and it seems to be dwindling as healthcare staff are asked to take on more responsibilities and sustain high quality care with fewer resources. Yet many care givers spend much of their time on non-value-added tasks such as making phone calls, searching for equipment, and... Read More

by Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA in Healthcare IT, Healthcare Technology Solutions

Leveraging Technology to Overcome Care Coordination Hurdles

December 13, 2016 - Becker's Health IT & CIO Review By Luis Castillo, President and CEO of Ensocare Hospitals and health systems are starting to recognize the value in coordinating care after patient discharge. The more these entities are able to communicate and collaborate with post-acute providers, patients,... Read More

by Luis Castillo in Care Coordination, Healthcare IT

Optimizing Care Transitions: A Key Strategy for Reducing Readmissions

Last year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) withheld a collective $420 million in reimbursements from half of the nation’s hospitals due to readmission penalties. Read More

by Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA in Care Coordination

Three ways technology can lead to bundled payment success

November 4, 2016 - Managed Healthcare Executive By Luis Castillo, President and CEO of Ensocare As organizations embrace value-based care, they are beginning to appreciate the importance of robust care coordination. The more providers collaborate and communicate, the more likely patients are to receive appropriate,... Read More

by Luis Castillo in Care Coordination, Healthcare Reform, Healthcare IT

Rethinking Discharge Communication

October 31, 2016 - Advance Healthcare Network for Nurses Six Ways Nurses Create a Smoother Transition to the Next Phase of Care By Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA, Chief Clinical Officer of Ensocare Communication errors are the number one cause of adverse events in hospitals, according to the Joint Commission, and times of... Read More

by Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA in Care Coordination, Patient Discharge

Better Care Transitions Yield Better Outcomes

October 31, 2016 - HIT Leaders & News By Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA, Chief Clinical Officer of Ensocare Healthcare organizations have long struggled with care transitions, especially when moving complex patients who require multifaceted care from acute settings to a post-acute environment. These transitions are often... Read More

by Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA in Care Coordination, Patient Discharge

Reimagining Discharge To Elevate The Patient Experience

August 22, 2016 - Health IT Outcomes By Kyle Salem, Managing Director at CQuence Health Group and Ensocare Member of the Board With the proliferation of high-deductible health plans, patients have a greater financial stake in their care than ever before — in some cases paying thousands of dollars for a single care... Read More

by Jill Reeves, MHA in Care Coordination, Patient Discharge

Podcast | Coordinated Care Continues to Evolve

intrepidNOW Podcast Kyle Salem, Chief of Staff at CQuence Health Group and member of the board of directors for Ensocare recently discussed how care coordination continues to evolve with Editor-in-Chief Joe Lavelle from intrepidNOW. Kyle shared key pain points many hospitals have when it comes to care coordination and... Read More

by Jill Reeves, MHA in Care Coordination, Care Transitions

Increasing Communication During Care Transitions

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 the acute to the post-acute setting—are often fraught with poor communication and a lack of cross-continuum... Read More

by Jill Reeves, MHA in Care Coordination, Care Transitions

Using Technology to Boost Quality Outcomes During Care Transitions

June 6, 2016 - Becker's Hospital Review "Improve quality, optimize efficiency and reduce costs" is a mantra that healthcare organizations all over the country repeat as they aim to navigate new payment models on leaner budgets. To turn these goals into reality, forward-thinking hospitals and health systems are... Read More

by Jill Reeves, MHA in Post-acute Care, Healthcare Reform