Hospitals historically have had little responsibility for the post-acute care that follows a patient's hospital stay. In fact, 93 percent of healthcare organizations don’t have a fully coordinated care plan as patients move between inpatient, post-acute and home settings, according to a New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst report. Here's why that needs to change.
Recent advances in healthcare interoperability, the process of freely exchanging information among electronic systems, are important but still incomplete. When you look at all of the coordination required in a patient’s journey from the hospital to home, there is a glaring omission: the home.