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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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Reduce Hospital Readmissions by Seeing Patient on Discharge Day

By | on 27, Jun 2014 |   Readmissions Care Transitions

“If home care agencies really want to reduce hospital readmissions, there is one simple thing they can do that they often don’t.”, said Diane Omdahl, RN, co-founder of 65 Incorporated, an organization[...]

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How Can Home Health Profit From Readmission Penalties?

By | on 24, Jun 2014 |   Readmissions Care Transitions Accountable Care Organizations

We ran across a fascinating article by Tammy Worth recently, called “Home Health On Road to Reducing Readmissions”.  In her article, Tammy makes a compelling case that even before impending readmissio[...]

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Will the Top 6 Components of a Home Health Visit Change in 10 Years?

By | on 05, Jun 2014 |   Readmissions Elderly Care Care Transitions Accountable Care Organizations ACO

I found an interesting graphic on the website for the Healthcare Intelligence Network (www.hin.com) that itemizes the top components that occur in a home health visit.

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Is Medicare trying to Kill Home Health and Hospice Agencies?

By | on 19, May 2014 |   Readmissions Care Transitions Accountable Care Organizations Avoidable Readmissions ACO ACO Technology

I read kind of a scary article on the Healthcare Market Resources website (www.healthmr.com) entitled Medicate Policy Makers Threaten the Viability of Home Care and Hospice.  The article is thorough a[...]

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Care Transitions Coaching Available by Applying to BOOST

By | on 01, May 2014 |   Readmissions Care Coordination transitional care Care Transitions

I came across an interesting care transitions success story out of Houston via this article published on the website www.the-hospitalist.org.    Unlike most similar articles that explain the changes t[...]

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Pharmacist-Led Care Transitions: Good or Bad for Home Health?

By | on 15, Apr 2014 |   Readmissions Care Coordination transitional care Care Transitions

Walgreens Pharmacy has instituted a pharmacist-led care transitions program called WellTransitions® and they are posting impressive results.  According to a Business Wire Press Release on April 4th, 2[...]

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