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What SNF and Hospital Workers Really Think About the Discharge Process

October 19, 2017

"The research team, led by Sarwat Chaudhry of the Yale Center for Healthcare Innovation, Redesign, and Learning (CHIRAL), identified four major problems that arise during the handoff from hospital to SNF: increasing patient acuity, financial pressures, communication breakdowns and difficulty identifying strong referral partners."

Strengthening Post Acute Partnerships: 8 factors for success

January 24, 2017

Strategy 7: Make Information Exchange Easy

To ensure timely and accurate information exchange with post- acute providers, Texas Health worked with a company [VIZI Health Solutions] to develop a cloud-based IT solution that ensures key information is seamlessly transferred with the patient.
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Texas Health System Solving Uncoordinated Post-Acute Care

February 16, 2016

As the shift from volume to value is rapidly becoming reality, health systems are responding. The first reality that hits health systems is the old model of hospitals as the center of the healthcare universe has led to a catastrophic misalignment of population health resources.

Medical Economics

March 10, 2017

“In areas like mandatory bundled payment pilots, hospitals are making meaningful attempts to enable bidirectional exchange of data with post-acute facilities,” notes Greg Kuhnen, director of research for Advisory Board., a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm.

Hospitals Provide Too Little Guidance in SNF Selection

August 10, 2017

“In the vast majority of cases, people are given a printed list of SNFs in their city,” Tyler told Skilled Nursing News. “As many as 100 facilities were listed, and all that was on [the list] was the name, the address and a phone number.”

Dave Chase's new healthcare venture fund is guided by quadruple aim

May 26, 2016

Healthcare investor and serial entrepreneur Dave Chase has launched a venture fund, called the hf Quad Aim Fund. The fund will focus on supporting companies facilitating the transition from volume to value-based care.

Resources to establish effective, cross-continuum partnerships

December 13, 2016

Health systems are interested in partnerships with preferred and local post-acute care providers, however, 9 out of 10 report challenges in creating these partnerships, according to a Premier Inc. survey.

Hospitals need better ways to follow patients after discharge

September 2, 2016

Bundled payment programs reflect a new economic reality for hospitals, which traditionally had very little responsibility for post-acute care. They now will be responsible for the financial and clinical outcomes of patients for nearly three months after discharge.

Investing in big data? It might benefit your hospital to think smaller

August 8, 2016

What if most healthcare organizations are overlooking opportunities presented, leaving valuable insights that could change care delivery and improve population health unclaimed because they're too focused on the "big" part of big data?

Hospital discharge: It’s one of the most dangerous periods for patients

April 29, 2016

Medication mistakes one of the most common complications for discharged patients. Bad coordination often plagues patients’ transition of care to home health agencies, nursing homes, and the professionals helping them recuperate.

Developing Post-Acute Networks for APM Reimbursement Success

December 14, 2016

“Historically, healthcare providers have not had the data to really see across the continuum of care with any degree of reliability”

Post-Acute Networks Are Biggest Hospital Challenge: Survey

April 14, 2016

Post-acute care provider networks are taking on growing importance for hospital executives. The key are of focus is expanding and integrating high-value post-acute care networks to support the population health transition.

Economic Outlook

April 1, 2016

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