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June 2019

Want to Lower Readmissions? Do These 6 Things Now.

By |2019-08-05T15:18:48-07:00June 19th, 2019|Healthcare News, Patients, Solutions for Healthcare Administrators|

Patients are getting lost between the in-patient and out-patient world.  This results in higher readmissions, sicker patients, and skyrocketing healthcare costs. Today, on average, the national rate for 30-day all-cause readmission is almost 15% (see Figure 1 below). Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost [...]

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May 2019

Chaos and Disconnections: Modern Healthcare in America

By |2019-08-05T15:39:48-07:00May 23rd, 2019|Healthcare News, Patients, Solutions for Doctors, Solutions for Healthcare Administrators|

Healthcare has advanced in leaps and bounds over the past two decades. From imaging to robotics to novel pharmaceuticals to medical devices - we have seen innovation pave the way for the potential of better patient care. Yet with all of this forward thinking, the mechanics of practicing medicine have remained fragmented and inefficient. What [...]

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Overcoming the Complexity of Interoperability

By |2019-08-05T15:45:25-07:00May 21st, 2019|Healthcare News, Patients, Solutions for Doctors, Solutions for Healthcare Administrators|

For years, clinic practices, hospitals, surgery centers, urgent care, assisted living, nursing homes, etc., have operated in silos. You’re probably thinking, “Tell me something I don’t know!” Here we are in the era of technology, where there is an app for everything, and we still cannot track patients as they flow throughout our community healthcare [...]

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November 2018

The One Way to Improve Patient Loyalty for Your Practice

By |2019-08-05T15:52:50-07:00November 23rd, 2018|Patients, Rounding Software|

Keeping patients loyal to your practice or medical facility often is a challenge. As the insurance industry has changed with patients now taking on more share of the cost of healthcare, price is a factor that has transformed patients into customers that are willing to switch providers for the right price. But the one way [...]

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Health Information (Mis)Management

By |2019-08-05T15:51:40-07:00November 22nd, 2018|Patients, Rounding Software, Solutions for Doctors, Solutions for Healthcare Administrators|

Over the past couple of decades, without question, technology has transformed healthcare and medicine across the world. It could even be called the “driving force” behind improved care, treatment options, and patient outcomes. But, even with all the advancements, tools, software and technology, the healthcare system as a whole continues to operate in silos, which [...]

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January 2018

Improve Patient Handoffs and Avoid Medical Errors

By |2018-10-23T05:17:28-07:00January 17th, 2018|Patients|

Transition of care between providers happens on a daily basis. This process is not only time-consuming, but it is a vulnerable spot in the practice of medicine where errors can occur. Whether you are part of a large private practice, hospital-employed group, or even residency program, inevitably you will need to collaborate with your partners [...]

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Effective Hospital Rounding and Provider Satisfaction Tips

By |2018-09-17T05:56:09-07:00January 9th, 2018|Patients, Practice Improvement|

Hospital rounding and provider satisfaction.  These words do not often go together. Providing care to hospitalized patients has become increasingly burdensome, with so many demands placed on providers, patient care seems to come last. And typically the efficiency of your rounding will impact your overall provider satisfaction. […]

Managing High Risk Patients

By |2018-08-28T04:54:24-07:00January 9th, 2018|Patients, Practice Improvement|

How to Identify High Risk Patients The foundational step of targeting these high risk patients is to first identify them.  There are several warning signs that can help you evaluate who the high risk patients are.  Defining the high risk patient can be a bit tricky since different specialties have different views on what it [...]

Hospital Discharge Planning Discussion Tips for Patient Families

By |2018-08-28T05:12:19-07:00January 9th, 2018|Patients|

Discharge Planning:  The activities that facilitate a patient’s movement from one health setting to another, or to home.  It is a multidisciplinary process involving physicians, nurses, social workers, and possibly other health professionals; its goal is to enhance continuity of care.  it begins on admission. […]