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Proof That Non-Medical Home Care Aides Can Significantly Reduce Hospitalizations

By | on 25, Feb 2015 |   Private Duty Agency Software Home Care Best Practices Care Coordination Home Care Avoidable Readmissions

For the most part, Home Care Aides have not received significant formal health care training, but they are often the best care providers on the planet.  They're able to learn the skills needed to prov[...]

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Coming Home From the Hospital is Dangerous: Home Care Transitions is the Answer

By | on 23, Feb 2015 |   Private Duty Agency Software Home Care Best Practices Care Coordination Avoidable Readmissions

The Dangers of Coming Home From the Hospital I read a great recent article on Forbes.com entitled "Coming Home From The Hospital Is Actually More Dangerous Than You Might Expect."  The great thing abo[...]

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Care Transitions Program Delivers $3.30 for every $1 spent

By | on 11, Oct 2014 |   Health Care Reform Home Care Care Transitions Avoidable Readmissions hospital cost reduction

  Geisinger Health System, located smack dab in the middle of Pennsylvania, has been a leader in the new paradigm of "managed care."  In this model, the health plan is both the care provider and the p[...]

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Home Care can Disrupt Healthcare with Care Transition Services

By | on 05, Aug 2014 |   Private Duty Agency Software Care Transitions Accountable Care Organizations Avoidable Readmissions

Harvard professor Clayton Christensen literally wrote the book on disruptive technology.  In his 1997 book The Innovator’s Dilemma; Christensen described disruptive innovation as innovation that unexp[...]

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Care Transition Program Differentiates Home Care Company

By | on 24, Jul 2014 |   Home Care Entrepreneurship Elderly Care Care Transitions Avoidable Readmissions

One key to successful growth in a home care business is to differentiate.   We share other success factors in our free white paper, The 7 Habits of Highly Successful Home Care Agencies.  In this blog,[...]

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8 Apps That Can Reduce Readmissions

By | on 22, Jul 2014 |   Readmissions Home Care Mobile Solutions Care Transitions Avoidable Readmissions mHealth health care app

We came across an article entitled 6 Apps That Can Reduce Readmissions and decided to do you two better.  There's a great deal of interest and development in the "readmissions avoidance" space and man[...]

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8 Steps You Can Take to Prevent Avoidable Readmissions

By | on 17, Jul 2014 |   Home Care Entrepreneurship Readmissions Home Care Avoidable Readmissions ACO ACO Technology improving healthcare

Hospital profit margins are increasingly at risk, and as the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program continues to expand under the Affordable Care Act, hospital administrators are really feeling the he[...]

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A 4 Step Recipe for Home Care to Advance the Triple Aim

By | on 15, Jul 2014 |   Home Care Entrepreneurship Readmissions Accountable Care Organizations Avoidable Readmissions ACO ACO Technology Triple Aim

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI - www.ihi.org) has developed a framework for improving healthcare called the Triple Aim.  The framework defines the need to simultaneously focus on the fo[...]

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4 Ways to Prevent Hospital Readmissions

By | on 12, Jul 2014 |   Readmissions Care Transitions Avoidable Readmissions

Avoiding hospital readmissions is a good thing for a lot of reasons.  First, readmissions are costing Medicare $26 Billion per year.  Second, hospitals are being penalized for excessive readmissions ([...]

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Is Home Health Missing the Boat on its Biggest Opportunity?

By | on 11, Jun 2014 |   Care Transitions Avoidable Readmissions

Among the many hats that I wear at Ankota, one of them is marketing.  I've heard the description that marketing is sometimes described as mixing Kool-Aid and hoping people with drink it.  Similarly, t[...]

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