As an acute care provider, you’re no stranger to the challenges associated with transitions of care.
From complex discharge processes to quality of care challenges in ensuing settings, siloed views complicate transitions, resulting in missed critical patient information and the potential for readmission.
But it doesn’t have to be this way.
By harnessing the connective power of technology, your organization can gain real-time patient visibility as individuals transition along the care continuum.
Read on to learn three strategies for improving transitions of care at your organization today.
Leverage Integrated Technology for Care Coordination
Care moves quickly.
By leveraging truly integrated technology, you gain connection at the point of care, anytime, anywhere.
This connection results in:
- Reduced resource burdens associated with care transitions
- Increased information flow to clinicians, patients, and caregivers across the care continuum
- Optimizations to cost per episode and LOS
Highlight High Acuity Patients
High-acuity patients come with higher risk of readmission, in-hospital morbidity and mortality, and rates of rehospitalization.
When you use data to highlight these patients, you can better prepare for their unique needs.
This visibility enables:
- Quick identification of complex patients in real time with notifications and actionable care plan information
- Receipt of insights—prior emergency department (ED) utilization, security concerns, social determinants, prescription histories, and more—at the point of care
- Identification of medically preventable admissions and readmissions and redirection of patients as necessary
- Enables proactive intervention for high-acuity patients discharged to post-acute care
Real-Time Data Analytics
When you can see more, you can do more.
The unbridled flow of data opens new possibilities for providers to move beyond traditional roles.
Real-time data analytics support:
- Global, cross-organization views, as well as section or wing-specific views
- Adoption of preventative care practices
- Identification of research gaps, trends, and evaluation of programs
- Stronger relationships among acute and post-acute networks
By incorporating these three tactics into your acute organization’s approach to transitions of care, you can improve outcomes, reduce readmissions, support value-based care and enact preventative measures to mitigate future acute visits.