Despite recent improvements, hospital admissions continue to be a problem. Most interventions aimed at preventing admissions have been focused on medical risk factors, like heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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.
Of the many intriguing philosophies offered up at the Long Term Post Acute Care Health IT Summit, one that stuck with me was from Andrey Ostrovsky, M.D., the founder of Care at Hand. (He's also a pediatric resident at Boston Children's Hospital, and my lunch table had a debate as to whether he ever gets to sleep).
Technology is helping prevent readmissions, but integration across the care continuum remains a pressing goal, experts sayJune 25, 2014
As data sets increase for post-acute care, so will the need for standardization and the push for skilled nursing facilities to be connected with other health entities, experts said at a health information technology summit Tuesday.