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2015 Care Transitions Management Benchmarks: Post-Discharge Clinics Emerge as Key Tool

Almost one-quarter of healthcare organizations operate post-discharge clinics for recently hospitalized patients, according to new benchmarks from the Healthcare Intelligence Network.

Sea Girt, NJ, June 08, 2015 --( Twenty-four percent of healthcare organizations have created post-discharge clinics for patients recently discharged from the hospital, nursing home or ED, according to the April 2015 Care Transitions Management survey by the Healthcare Intelligence Network.

While the clinics do not replace follow-up primary care after a hospitalization, post-discharge clinics can address concerns from a recent hospital stay, such as medication discrepancies and 'red flag' signs, smoothing the transition from hospital or post-acute facility to home and reducing the likelihood of a readmission.

The prevalence of post-discharge clinics is one of the trends identified in 2015 Healthcare Benchmarks: Care Transitions Management, which examines programs, models, protocols and results associated with movement of patients from one care site to another, including the impact of care transitions programs on quality metrics and the delivery of value-based care.

Learn more about 2015 care transition management metrics at

2015 Healthcare Benchmarks: Care Transitions Management, the healthcare publisher's fourth comprehensive examination of trends in transitions of care, drills down to the patient discharge process and follow-up, examining transmission modes for information on discharged or transitioning patients, as well as the composition of discharge summaries.

Based on responses from 116 healthcare companies to HIN's February 2015 survey, this 50-page report is supported with more than 50 graphs and tables and features highlights from a Care Transitions Task Force at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) that developed a multi-disciplinarian, cross-continuum approach to improving care transitions.

News Facts: This 2015 market research documents emerging trends in care transition management, including the following data points:

-The prevalence of existing and planned care transitions management programs;

-Most critical care transitions managed by responding organizations;

-Preferred care transitions management models;

-Targeted conditions and risk factors;

-Methods to identify participants for care transitions management;

-Responsibility for care transitions coordination;

-Tools and training for the care transitions team;

-Key measurements to gauge program success;

-Sector-specific feedback on care transitions efforts by hospitals and other high-responding sectors;

-Cross-continuum partnerships to shore up care transitions, including collaborations with post-acute care;

-Successful workflows, protocols and tools identified by respondents;

-Program challenges, impacts and ROI, including effect on hospital admissions, readmissions and emergency room visits;

-The complete 2015 Managing Care Transitions survey tool;

and much more.

Learn more about 2015 care transition management metrics at

Report Formats: Print, PDF or Print/PDF combination.

Quote Attributable to Melanie Matthews, HIN Executive VP and COO:

"The trends, tools and collaborations in this fourth compendium of care transitions metrics, in particular the partnerships with skilled nursing facilities and post-acute facilities, demonstrate that ownership of care transition management is shifting from the hospital domain alone to a responsibility shared across the entire care continuum."

For more information or to schedule an interview with Melanie Matthews, please email Patricia Donovan at or call 732-449-4468.

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