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A stepwise approach to pre-op evaluation
Here is Halloween 2017 AMC style!!!
PatientKeeper CEO Paul Brient comments on the ACO draft regulations and discusses the interaction between ACO activities and Meaningful Use requirements for health information technology…
The Wall Street Journal has a good summary of the situation in Don’t Come Back, Hospitals Say. Among the programs featured:
- An animated “virtual discharge advocate” named Louise who helps explain home care to departing patients
- Transition coaches who call patients 2 or 3 days after discharge
- Project RED (for Re-Engineered Discharge), which provides individualized instruction starting well before the patient leaves the hospital
Early results suggest these approaches can reduce readmissions by 20 to 30 percent, which is a shockingly high figure considering how basic such steps are…
These physicians, who treat patients outside the emergency room, are seeking to reverse the “weekend effect,” or higher rates of death and complications.