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Published By: MobileSmith     Published Date: Jan 26, 2015
• Efficient mobile strategies for reducing hospital readmissions. • Three easy mobile use cases your organization can launch within weeks. • Six best practices for cost-effective patient- and physician-facing apps.
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Published By: Truven Health Analytics     Published Date: Mar 01, 2015
In response to concerns raised by healthcare leaders that the absence of adjustment for socioeconomic status (SES) and race characteristics in patient populations impedes the fair comparison of hospitals on risk-standardized 30-day unplanned readmission rates, Truven Health AnalyticsTM evaluated the extent to which risk-adjusted readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and pneumonia are affected by adjustments for community-level SES factors through its Community Need Index (CNI) and patient race. The study shows there is, indeed, a statistically significant effect. For more, visit truvenhealth.com/wp/readmissionpenalties.
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Published By: Truven Health Analytics     Published Date: Mar 28, 2016
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
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Published By: CEP Amercia     Published Date: May 22, 2015
CEP America provides three case studies illustrating how integration across the acute care continuum and innovative models of care help manage populations by improving throughput, reducing readmissions, and producing superior hospital-wide metrics.
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Published By: Capella University     Published Date: Oct 22, 2015
Improving Patient Care and the Bottom Line is a whitepaper from Capella University. Discover key research findings on how BSN degrees impact patient care. In reading this whitepaper you will uncover the benefits of a more educated nursing staff–including lowering the cost of care by over $5M annually, reducing annual readmissions by 248 days, improving patient mortality rates, and lowering their length of stay. Learn how BSN-qualified nurses can improve care for your patients–and allow you to meet your organizational goals.
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Published By: IBM Watson Health     Published Date: Dec 10, 2018
In this case study, large health systems implement IBM Watson Health to surface improvement opportunities. Using this tool, they were able to cut costs, reduce patients’ length of stay, acquire actionable data, address number of readmissions and improve management of COPD and sepsis.
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hospitals, health systems, healthcare, analytics, data, insights, case study, performance improvement, healthcare insights, cost, length of stay, financial performance data, readmissions, quality performance, benchmarks, dashboards, patient volume, savings
    
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Published By: Comcast Business     Published Date: Apr 11, 2017
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.
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healthcare, organizations, readmissions, comcast, blue cross shield
    
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Published By: Comcast Business     Published Date: Apr 11, 2017
Population health initiatives are helping to lower healthcare costs and improve quality. As a result, 85% of hospitals reported strong or total commitment to population health. This year, hospital readmissions should be a top priority.
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Published By: Polycom     Published Date: Mar 13, 2015
The days are gone when health issues would be treated clinically in isolation from the many other factors that affect the wellbeing of individuals and communities. Today, the rising costs of health care, an aging population and increasingly complex chronic health problems are driving greater focus and attention on population health — the health outcomes of a group of individuals within a population. Indeed, these days more proactive approaches to health care and care delivery are identifying the social determinants of health for various populations such as environmental conditions, economic status, and access to resources and support.
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health problems, social care, readmission, hospital, video solutions, telehealth, improving costs, aging population, economic status
    
Polycom
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.
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health problems, social care, readmission, hospital, video solutions, telehealth, improving costs, aging population, economic status
    
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Published By: Polycom     Published Date: Mar 13, 2015
The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust deliver integrated health and social care to over 340,000 citizens in Belfast, part of the Borough of Castlereagh and also the wider region of Northern Ireland. Operating over a network of six organizations: the Trust headquarters, Belfast City Hospital, The Royal Hospitals, Mater Hospital, Forster Green Hospital and Musgrave Hospital and over 100 physical locations with an annual budget of approximately £1bn (spending about £3m each day) and a staff of over 20,000 makes it one of the largest Trusts in the United Kingdom.
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health problems, social care, readmission, hospital, video solutions, telehealth, improving costs, aging population, economic status
    
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Published By: Polycom     Published Date: Mar 13, 2015
Saint Vincent's Polycom RealPresence Video Content Management solution is also helping enable greater multidisciplinary collaboration to improve patient treatment.
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health problems, social care, readmission, hospital, video solutions, telehealth, improving costs, aging population, economic status
    
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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.
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health problems, social care, readmission, hospital, video solutions, telehealth, improving costs, aging population, economic status
    
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Published By: IBM Watson Health     Published Date: Jul 06, 2018
The need Carson Tahoe Health needed insights to convince its board that an outpatient palliative care program could help address its higher-thanaverage mortality rates and help decrease the risk of future financial impact from those rates The solution The healthcare system used IBM® CareDiscovery to track and analyze end-stage patient mortality and related length of stay, readmissions, utilization and costs in key disease groups—by comparing those who participated in trial inpatient palliative care and those who did not The benefit The analysis was used to demonstrate to the system’s board that an outpatient palliative care service line was viable in terms of both cost savings and quality-of-care improvement
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