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In Care Transitions Management 2.0, Technology Sharpens Patient Handoff Communication


To clarify care transitions communication, three-fourths of healthcare organizations transmit patient discharge or handoff information via electronic medical records (EMRs), according to a new downloadable HINtelligence report.

Sea Girt, NJ, March 23, 2015 --(PR.com)-- With communication between provider sites a top barrier to efficient care transitions for one quarter of healthcare companies, new benchmarks in Care Transitions Management identify information tools enhancing communication flow during discharge and handoff.

The EMR is the preferred communications vehicle during care transitions, say 75 percent of respondents to the fourth comprehensive Care Transitions Management survey conducted by the Healthcare Intelligence Network.

The survey also documented enterprising approaches in care transition management ranging from the recording of patient discharge instructions to the recruitment of fire departments and pharmacists to conduct home visits and reconcile medications.

These initiatives have garnered impressive results, according to this fourth annual Care Transitions snapshot: 74 percent reported a drop in readmissions; 44 percent saw decreases in lengths of stay; 38 percent saw readmissions penalties drop; and 65 percent said patient compliance improved.

Download more survey results from the complimentary HINtelligence report, "Care Transitions Management in 2015: EMRs, Discharge Summaries Sharpen Communication Between Care Sites," at http://www.hin.com/library/registerCareTransitionsManagement2015.html

News Facts: HIN's white paper, "Care Transitions Management in 2015: EMRs, Discharge Summaries Sharpen Communication Between Care Sites," summarizes February 2015 responses from 116 hospitals/health systems, health plans, primary care practices and others regarding their patient handoff initiatives.

Other data highlights from the survey include the following:

-Despite the wealth of trademarked care transition management approaches in the marketplace, CMS's Community-Based Care Transitions Program is the most modeled intervention, say 13 percent of respondents.

-The hospital-to-home transition is the most critical transition to manage, say 50 percent of respondents.

-Heart failure is the top targeted health condition of care transition efforts for 81 percent of respondents.

-Discharge summary templates are used by 45 percent of respondents.

-Home visits for recently discharged patients are offered by 49 percent of respondents.

-Fifty-three percent of respondents attribute a drop in total cost of care to interventions that address patient handoffs.

Download more survey results from the complimentary HINtelligence report, "Care Transitions Management in 2015: EMRs, Discharge Summaries Sharpen Communication Between Care Sites," at http://www.hin.com/library/registerCareTransitionsManagement2015.html

Quote Attributable To Melanie Matthews, HIN Executive VP And COO:

"In our fourth year of monitoring care transition management trends, we see a pronounced effort to improve the flow of information as the patient moves along the care continuum, whether the patient is discharged to home, to post-acute care, or to long-term care. When the patient's health condition, care plan and red flags are clearly understood by both providers and patient, the likelihood of readmission—and a costly Medicare penalty—is greatly reduced."

For Melanie Matthews's profile, please visit http://www.hin.com/bios.html#mm

Please contact Patricia Donovan to arrange an interview or to obtain additional quotes.

About the Healthcare Intelligence Network — HIN is the premier advisory service for executives seeking high-quality strategic information on the business of healthcare. For more information, contact the Healthcare Intelligence Network, PO Box 1442, Wall Township, NJ 07719-1442, (888) 446-3530, fax (732) 449-4463, e-mail info@hin.com, or visit http://www.hin.com.
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