This Week's Challenge: Tighter management of transitions in care can help to close care gaps and reduce rehospitalizations, ER visits and medication errors. We wanted to see which healthcare professional conducts the home visit in care transition programs. Click here to view a printable version of the chart.
What We Learned: The Healthcare Intelligence Network's Second Annual May 2010 Managing Care Transitions Across Sites e-survey captured the essentials of care transition management from 87 healthcare organizations. According to respondents, the following healthcare professionals conduct the home visits:
Certified home health agency nurse: 37.1 percent
- Nurse practitioner: 37.1 percent
- Other: 34.3 percent
- Case manager: 25.7 percent
- Physical therapist: 5.7 percent
- Physician: 5.7 percent
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Excerpted from 2010 Performance Benchmarks in Managing Care Transitions, a 60-page special report that provides actionable information from 87 healthcare organizations on their strategies to smooth patients' transitions from one care site to another. Based on responses to HIN's May 2010 Industry Survey on Care Transitions Management, this report documents the latest trends and metrics on care transitions programs in use by primary care providers, health plans, hospitals and others.