The challenges of transitional care, and how to meet them
Oct 05, 2022
Transitional care — a set of actions put in place when a patient leaves a hospital or skilled nursing facility — is a vital part of the care journey and one that has increased in importance as...
With key resources at the ready, speciality providers have done well amid COVID-19
Mar 22, 2021
Most of long-term care has found itself hobbled by low occupancy and consumers’ sustained fears during the pandemic, but one group has fared much better than the others.
Filling the continuum of care gap in the COVID-19 era
Oct 20, 2020
Since the pandemic began, one thing has become abundantly apparent: There is a gap in the continuum of care for our nation’s most vulnerable patients. All too often, medically complex patients...
Aligning patient expectations to improve transition outcomes
Nov 26, 2014
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...
‘Open mic’ will catch ways to improve transitions from hospital care
James M. Berklan
Sep 19, 2014
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...
From hospital to nursing home: lapses in care exposed
James M. Berklan
Feb 19, 2014
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...
Eliminating the “Black Hole”: Transitions of care
Donald Quinn, M.D.
Aug 12, 2013
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...
Unicorns, leprechauns, CBO Scoring and other mythical things
Jacqueline Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC
Dec 23, 2012
I recently attended the National Transition of Care Coalition Summit in Washington. It was an eye-opener.