Forgo ‘fleeting conversations’ when changing meds during care transitions, clinicians urged
Alicia Lasek (f3)
Aug 02, 2022
Partnering with patients and families in medication decisions helps avoid the safety and quality pitfalls of disengaged clinical care, researchers contend.
Frist named CEO at naviHealth
Jan 11, 2022
Harrison Frist has been promoted to CEO of naviHealth, a post-acute care management and care transitions provider.
Survey: Short-stay residents want more help with meds, clinician connections upon discharge
Nov 03, 2021
Fully 80% of respondents said they received and understood their discharge instructions. But at least two-thirds would have liked more help with their medication regimen, physician referrals, and other...
Only a quarter of rural seniors who need post-acute care transition to SNFs
Mar 25, 2021
Rural Medicare beneficiaries are less likely than their urban peers to receive care from either a nursing home or home health agency following acute hospitalization, conclude investigators with the University...
Best care transitions and readmission rates tied to post-discharge care support for 90 days
Mar 04, 2020
Clinician support for up to 90 days after a care transition lowers the odds of hospital readmission and leads to better medication continuity.
Becoming the MVP of the post-acute sphere
Dec 02, 2016
Everyone is aware that the healthcare system for reimbursement is changing rapidly and reimbursement will now be the driver of how we get our business instead of the reward for filling the bed.
Police blame post-hospital transition issues in mysterious death
Apr 27, 2015
A lack of communication between a discharging hospital and a residential-care facility is being blamed for the death of a 63-year-old man found drowned in a marsh, nine days after leaving the hospital.
3 tips for a strong SNF-hospice partnership
Oct 28, 2014
Easier said than done. That phrase often pops into my head when I read the latest long-term care research.
The sick versus the ‘not sick’ in long-term care
Jun 27, 2014
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...
Transitioning from assisted living to a skilled nursing facility
Ron D'Aquila, RN,
May 21, 2014
We appreciate the opportunity to be part of a transition team approach with the skilled nursing facility when patients are discharged home. The technologies available can reduce anxiety for both families...