Like many senior care providers, at the top of our agenda at Eskaton is the pursuit of business initiatives that enable efficiencies, cost control, and better care. For us, technology has been part of the answer. Many senior living providers see the promise of technology, but one barrier to wider deployment is unfamiliarity with how to do it.
As healthcare reform is implemented and hospitals are facing stiff readmission penalties, they will be looking for new models of care and strong post-discharge partners to help reduce avoidable readmissions. Extending the care and support for patients outside the hospital is one way hospitals can help improve care for our large aging population with multiple chronic conditions.
We have learned from our grandparents, great-grandparents, and even older ancestors about what it means to age. Understanding the past is the best way to understand the future, right? Not in this case.
We've been in cycles of awareness-building, instead of action-driving, for far too long. Awareness is good, of course, and we've learned many important things over the past several years.
After spending last week in Washington, DC for the mHealth Summit, I was fully immersed in all the expected catch-phrases: engagement, education, integration, and mobility.