What is the Most Critical Transition of Care?

What is the Most Critical Transition of Care?

What Is the Most Critical Transition of Care?Patients transitioning from hospital to home are the most critical care transition for healthcare organizations seeking to coordinate care and reduce readmissions, according to this year's HIN benchmark survey on care transitions management. The 2015 Healthcare Benchmarks: Care Transitions Management also identifies other critical transitions of care. Click here to view this data.

Management of patient handoffs is a key factor in the delivery of value-based care. Poorly managed care transitions drive avoidable readmissions, ER use, medication errors and healthcare spend.

2015 Healthcare Benchmarks: Care Transitions Management, HIN's fourth annual analysis of these cross-continuum initiatives, examines programs, models, protocols and results associated with movement of patients from one care site to another, including the impact of care transitions management on quality metrics and the delivery of value-based care.

With a special focus on the patient discharge process and follow-up, this 50-page report is based on responses from more than 100 healthcare companies to HIN's fourth e-survey on Managing Care Transitions conducted in February 2015.

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New in the 2015 edition:

  • Comparison of care transitions management trends from 2010 to present;
  • Availability of dedicated post-discharge clinics;
  • Transmission modes for information on patients discharged or transitioned;
  • Details on discharge summaries;
  • Partnerships and collaborations helping to shore up care transitions, in respondents' own words; and
  • Successful workflows, protocols and tools identified by respondents.

2015 Healthcare Benchmarks: Care Transitions Management This fourth comprehensive collection of data points presents actionable new metrics on care transitions management, including the following;

  • The prevalence of existing and planned care transitions management programs;
  • Most critical care transitions managed by responding organizations;
  • Preferred care transitions models;
  • Targeted conditions and risk factors;
  • Methods to identify participants for care transitions management;
  • Responsibility for care transitions coordination;
  • Tools and training for the care transitions team;
  • Key measurements to gauge program success;
  • Sector-specific feedback on care transitions efforts by hospitals and other high-responding sectors;
  • Program challenges, impacts and ROI;
  • The complete 2015 Managing Care Transitions survey tool;
and much more.

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A multi-user license will provide you with the right to install and use this information on your company's computer network for an unlimited number of additional workstations within your organization for a one-time fee. To have this valuable resource on your network, or to inquire about ordering bulk copies in print or Adobe PDF, please e-mail sales@hin.com or call 888-446-3530.

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