Centegra Health System opted to participate in CMS' Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative. But at first, it wasn't sure how it was going to track, chart and monitor a patient's progress throughout a full 90-day episode of care.
With the burgeoning aging population in America, the number of people living with chronic and complex medical conditions continues to rise. A higher disease burden translates to an in increase in hospitalizations as these seniors are at greater risk of developing acute illnesses. But what happens after the hospital stay?
Adds new technology to improve care coordination with area Hospitals, Post-Acute Care and Home-based providers across the care continuum
PreparedHealth expands advisory board with care transitions expert, Mary Naylor, to accelerate impact of enTouch and DINA
The Data Gap: Sharing Information
As healthcare providers strive to navigate patients safely across the care continuum, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and other post-acute care providers need effective processes for sharing information and tracking data regarding care transitions, patient statuses, and clinical outcomes. This need is especially heightened in an era of bundled payments and value-based purchasing where delivery of high quality and cost-efficient care is of utmost importance.
The care a patient receives after leaving the four walls of a hospital can be just as crucial to the success of the patient's recovery - leaving the health system at risk to rely on their partners to lower readmissions. On Becker's Health IT and CIO Review, our COO, Tim Coulter, breaks down how hospitals can make informed decisions to boost their preferred post-acute network, ultimately improving finances with increasing cost savings through the bundled payment model and reducing readmission penalties.
Every year in the U.S, hundreds of thousands of people die fromterminal illnesses like cancer and advanced heart disease. Unfortunately, the vast majority of this demographic doesn’t enter hospice care until their final days, if they ever do at all. In order to understand why this is so, a cursory glance at what hospice care entails is necessary.
We sat down with one of our hospital case managers to better understand how enTouch helps him on a day-to-day basis. What was the biggest thing he said? Communication...it’s a hot topic in healthcare and, in an industry that relies heavily on fax machines, it’s not always easy. Here’s a quick patient story that clearly outlines how increased, real-time communication can have a direct impact on patient care and outcomes.
By partnering with PreparedHealth, Centegra Health System leverages innovative technology to maximize bundles as many hospitals and health systems struggle to manage the losses.