One of the biggest opportunities for healthcare reform comes in the arena of care coordination. This article from AARP Bulletin Today shows a great example of care coordination in post-acute transitional care. By looking at and serving the patient's full set of needs after they leave the hospital, readmissions drop significantly. Please see the article at http://bulletin.aarp.org/yourhealth/medicare/articles/transition_care.1.html.
Ankota's Chief Medical Officer Dr. J Hunter Young has driven home the importance of care coordination in all aspects of our product line. Our care management pilot system incorporates Medical Needs, Recovery Needs and Social Needs into the protocols and assessments used for care management.