Various estimates put the annual cost of hospital readmissions in the tens of billions of dollars. Many of the readmissions that occur in the U.S. each year are avoidable, and hospitals have been taking steps in recent years to reduce readmissions whenever possible. Unfortunately, a lot of unnecessary financial burden still exists as a result of preventable readmissions.… Read more
There’s no doubt we live busy lives. Access to technology fueled by smartphone ownership provides unprecedented opportunity for connection. Because of this, healthcare providers and health delivery systems have the opportunity to be connected beyond the bounds of the clinical setting in ways that would have been futuristic only a few years ago. … Read more
Managing a patient’s transition from health facility to home can have great benefits for all. CMS provides reimbursement incentives. Patients get better. Patient satisfaction levels soar. The cost of care decreases. Patients have a better and healthier life.
Transitional Care: Promise vs Reality
The reality of what happens when patients are discharged can be a nightmare for caregivers. … Read more
Many practices who offer or support immunization services can take advantage of the momentum generated with this national observance to encourage patients of all ages to stay up-to-date on the vaccinations recommended for them.
The good news is the National Public Health Information Coalition has made it easy for you! Go to https://www.nphic.org/niam to download some free resources that will educate and motivate your patients including:
- Vaccine information by age
- Sample news releases, articles & social media posts
- Links to web resources from the CDC
- Logos, web banners, posters and graphics
All free of charge!… Read more