The annual Truven Health AnalyticsTM 100 Top Hospitals® identifies U.S. hospitals with the best overall performance across multiple organizational metrics, including clinical, operational, and financial. The ability of some hospitals to adapt as the industry is changing demonstrates leadership as the winners set the standards their peers seek to achieve. The study revealed that the nation’s best hospitals had a lower mortality index, considering patient severity; had fewer patient complications; followed accepted care protocols; had lower 30-day mortality and 30-day readmission rates; sent patients home sooner; provided more timely emergency care; kept expenses low, both in-hospital and through the aftercare process; and scored better on patient surveys of hospital experience
Involved, informed patients are better able to manage their own care.
Today’s technology plays a big role in helping patients to take ownership of their health and collaborate more closely with providers to achieve better outcomes.
Here are 10 tips from Lenovo Health for putting technology to work to reach your patient engagement goals:
• Mobile devices, tablets, and interactive technology improve the patient experience
• Healthcare facilities can remotely monitor patient progress and health post-discharge
• Providers can leverage patient portals and other tools to promote population health
• Ensuring patient engagement success requires effective measurement
• And more...
Lenovo Health provides the solutions and expertise to help healthcare organizations engage patients and achieve the vision of customized care anywhere, from hospital to home.
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Published By: SunGard
Published Date: Aug 14, 2012
Florida Hospital performs recovery tests twice a year, recovering more than 100 applications. The healthcare organization needed a recovery strategy that improved communication and efficiency, managed a complex change control process, and that would keep staff at home during a disaster.
With the Managed Recovery Program, SunGard is Florida Hospital's recovery team, ensuring recovery configurations keep pace with production changes, managing recovery test execution, and providing a single point of contact for the complete recovery program.
Like healthcare organizations elsewhere, reducing readmissions had become a top priority by 2011. Advocate, the state’s largest healthcare provider, had just signed its first shared savings agreement with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois to become one of the first commercial accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the country. This event, along with others such as signing up as a Medicare Shared Savings Provider, led to re-evaluating the care continuum throughout Advocate Health’s 250 sites of care, including 13 acute-care hospitals, two children’s hospitals and a growing home healthcare division.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Mar 13, 2015
Collaboration across the healthcare team has always been important. What’s different today? You can collaborate over video anywhere anytime to education, delivery care or get things done!
Education, It’s a good thing, right? But education to prevent unnecessary re-hospitalizations is a great thing. Patients with chronic disease may find themselves in the hospital on Monday, released to go home a few days later, just to find themselves back in the Emergency room the following Monday creating an expensive cycle of declining health. Collaborative video education is breaking this cycle helping healthcare teams and patients better manage disease through community and home based education.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Mar 13, 2015
For those suffering from chronic or long-term health problems, there is often nothing quite as relieving as being sent home from the hospital—but also nothing quite as heartbreaking as readmission. Unfortunately, it is not unusual. Patients are sent home with instructions to continue improving their health, but few manage to do everything they need to do for a variety of reasons. Thankfully, there are ways to prevent this readmission.
Published By: Monetate
Published Date: Jun 27, 2018
Delivering personalized experiences at scale is a challenge the travel and hospitality industry would be well advised to take on. While segmentation can work to a point, truly 1:1 experiences are the key to more conversions. This case-study brief shows how eight companies, including one in the luxury travel space, used personalization to make an impact. In the case-studies you’ll learn:
• What one luxury travel company did to achieve a +33.5% lift in email sign up traffic.
• How a leading apparel company saw a 73.9% lift to email sign ups without offering a discount
• How a retailer achieved a 3.3% reduction in homepage bounce rate with a customized carousel.
• What 5 more companies did to achieve equally impressive results from their personalization efforts.
Technology has had a truly transformative impact on the healthcare space. Thanks to innovations in technology, tools and their respective processes, the practice of treating patients has shifted from mostly reactive to proactive, enabling physicians and caregivers to approach healthcare in a more holistic fashion.
As part of that shift, hospitals, wellness centers and physicians’ offices are focusing on providing value over volume1, taking healthcare beyond the four walls of the facility and into patients’ homes, places of work and social centers. The concept of whole health is much easier to attain with technology such as artificial intelligence, analytics, wearables and mobile health (mHealth) apps, to name a few.