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

Using Technology-enabled Care Coordination to Increase Patient Satisfaction

May 24, 2016 - Becker's Hospital Review Hospitalized patients often experience a multitude of feelings—anxiety, fatigue and fear, not to mention possible pain. For those who require further treatment or recovery at post-acute facilities, a poor transition can heighten these feelings, adding stress to an already... Read More

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

Key Steps for Hospitals to Manage Post-Acute Risk

May 10, 2016 - Becker's Hospital Review Every day, hospitals assume more risk as they enter into payment arrangements that directly tie their reimbursements with care quality and cost containment. This is clearly apparent in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement... Read More

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

Interoperability progress: How these 16 health systems plan to unlock health care data

Stakeholders commit to halting practice of 'information blocking' 5:00 AM - March 1, 2016 - The Advisory Board Company The Obama administration on Monday announced commitments from various health care stakeholders to help advance the interoperability of electronic health records (EHRs). HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews... Read More

by Jill Reeves, MHA in EHRs, Healthcare Technology Solutions