Home Visits Curb Readmissions and ER Utilization

Seventy percent of healthcare organizations providing care to patients in their homes attributed a reduction in either hospital readmissions or in ER utilization to those home visits, according to the December 2016 Home Visits survey by the Healthcare Intelligence Network.

Home Visits Curb Readmissions and ER Utilization

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Dr. Michelle Schneidermann

To narrow its focus while creating transitional care standards, the San Francisco Health Network (SFHN) Care Transitions Task Force divided into three subgroups: inpatient, outpatient and pharmacy. Task force leader Dr. Michelle Schneidermann, associate clinical professor of medicine for the division of hospital medicine at University of California San Francisco/SFGH, outlined the work of each subgroup.


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2017 Healthcare Benchmarks: Home Visits More information on this topic can be found in: 2017 Healthcare Benchmarks: Home Visits, which examines the latest trends in home visits for medical purposes, from populations visited to top health tasks performed in the home to results and ROI from home interventions.

This 52-page report analyzes the responses of more than 100 healthcare organizations to HIN's second comprehensive industry survey on home visits conducted in December 2016. This resource is designed to meet business and planning needs of health plans, employers, managed care organizations, physician organizations, health systems and others by providing critical benchmarks in home-based health visits.