Transitional Care

Aligning patient expectations to improve transition outcomes

Aligning patient expectations to improve transition outcomes

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It is critical for short-stay providers to take a close look at what can be done to ensure successful management of patient transitions, from admission to discharge and beyond. To minimize post-transition failures, short stay providers need to direct their attention toward implementing patient-centered care practices that examine the patient's expectations for recovery and ensure they align with reasonable and realistic outcomes.

'Open mic' will catch ways to improve transitions from hospital care

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Andrey Ostrovsky, M.D., will explain methods and strategies to improve transitions between acute and non-acute care settings in a special webinar next Friday. Ostrovsky's talk is part of the HIMSS mHealth Open Mic Series.

From hospital to nursing home: lapses in care exposed

From hospital to nursing home: lapses in care exposed

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For the long-term care operator who still thinks rehospitalizations are really just a worry for hospitals, it's time to think again. Researchers are narrowing in on why nursing homes don't always do what they're asked to by referring hospitals.

Eliminating the "Black Hole": Transitions of care

Eliminating the "Black Hole": Transitions of care

In the early days of hospitalist medicine, we described the period between hospital discharge and follow-up at the skilled nursing facility, long-term care acute care hospital or a primary care physician as the infamous "Black Hole.

Unicorns, leprechauns, CBO Scoring and other mythical things

Unicorns, leprechauns, CBO Scoring and other mythical things

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I recently attended the National Transition of Care Coalition Summit in Washington. It was an eye-opener.

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