This Week's Challenge: About 89 percent of healthcare companies cite the movement of patients from hospital to home as the most critical care transition for their population, according to HIN's third annual Managing Care Transitions e-survey. We wanted to see which other care transitions are important to healthcare companies.
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What We Learned: HIN's e-survey on care transitions captured efforts by 86 organizations to strive for Triple Aim goals of better care at improved cost during transitions of care. The survey measured existing and planned programs, targeted transitions and populations, transition team members and responsibilities, and much more. According to survey respondents, the most critical care transitions for their populations are:
- Hospital to home: 88.9 percent
- Skilled nursing facility (SNF) to home: 19 percent
- ER to home: 14.3 percent
- ER to PCP/PCMH: 11.1 percent
- Hospital to long-term care (LTC)/SNF: 11.1 percent
- PCP to specialist: 3.2 percent
- Other: 1.6 percent
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Excerpted from 2013 Healthcare Benchmarks: Care Transitions Management, which is HIN's third comprehensive collection of data points, and presents actionable new data on key transitions addressed, targeted health conditions and populations, care transition models in use, program components, responsibility for care transition coordination, transition team training, and more.
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