The Connection Between Hospital Readmissions and Post-Acute Care

Source: HealthcareIT Today

Every healthcare organization knows the importance of reducing hospital readmissions. It’s the perfect example to demonstrate how healthcare gets measured and can be improved. However, while most hospitals and health systems know their readmission number, many don’t know what it takes to reduce that number. In fact, much of the discussion about hospital readmissions focuses on what a hospital should do when the patient is sent home.

UPMC’s Alerting System Improves Clinical Efficiencies While Meeting Compliance Mandates

Source: HealthcareIT Today

With technology advances, healthcare organizations gain access to improved tools and better information.  While progress offers clear advantages for providers, many still suffer from archaic, interoperable electronic health record (EHR) systems. This is a challenge, given that it’s not uncommon for patients to move across hospitals, outpatient clinics,

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