Delivering effective care between acute and post-acute settings doesn’t stop with building out your preferred post-acute network. Providing improved care outcomes for patients, ensuring that they receive care in the proper setting, and avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions requires ongoing management of your post-acute network.
Amidst pressure to reduce readmissions, improve care quality, and increase patient engagement, providers have been looking to implement strategies to help keep patients from returning to acute care. One of these strategies is building a preferred post-acute network.
We’re excited to bring you our latest Four Questions Series blog featuring Windsor Healthcare Communities. Windsor Healthcare Communities operates nine Skilled Nursing Facilities throughout New Jersey and provides long-term, post-acute rehabilitation services to patients. Windsor Healthcare prides itself in providing advanced services that work to improve patient quality of life while maintaining a top-of-the-line care setting. We sat down with Joshua Jacobs, VP at Windsor Healthcare Communities, to learn more about how his team uses PatientPing to help improve care.
The majority of patients try to avoid the emergency department at all costs. Yet, for high-utilizing patients, the ED is often the easiest place to go for healthcare. Regardless of what you call them—high-utilizers, super-utilizers, or super users—the reality remains the same: the top 1% of patients account for 21% of healthcare spending, at an average of nearly $88,000 per patient annually.
Welcome back to our Four Questions Series! Houston Methodist Coordinated Care (HMCC) is an Accountable Care Organization located in Houston, Texas that is participating in the Track 3 Medicare Shared Savings Program. HMCC consists of a dedicated team of medical professionals working together to provide high-quality, coordinated care for their participating beneficiaries. Their care programs include coordinated care, transitional care as well as advanced illness care services, all of which work to improve patient outcome and experiences.
We sat down with Todd Cozzens, Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Leerink Transformation Partners, and PatientPing board member, for our next Four Questions blog. Todd’s vast experiences in the healthcare IT industry–from leading healthcare investments at Sequoia Capital, working as CEO of Accountable Care Solutions at Optum, to founding and developing healthcare solutions such as Picis and Marquette Medical Systems–lend amazing insights into the future of care coordination investments as well as some of the challenges seen in healthcare today.
“Super SNFs” are reinventing post-acute care. These medical resort facilities are designed to be a one-stop-shop for patients in need of long-term treatment, marrying complex care and high quality of life.
Welcome back to our Four Questions Series! We caught up with the Care Management team at Harbor Health Plan in Michigan to learn more about how the team uses PatientPing in their daily workflows. Harbor Health (formerly ProCare Health Plan) is owned by Trusted Health Plan. Harbor Health was certified as a Clinic Plan in 1996, a Qualified Health Plan in 1998, and a licensed HMO in December 2000. Harbor Health has dedicated, experienced, and well-trained staff who have been involved in healthcare delivery for many years. Harbor Health ensures that its member’s medical.
As many of you know, PatientPing hosted its first-ever community event last week at the Connecticut Hospital Association offices in Wallingford, Connecticut. The event brought together nearly 100 of our health system, hospital, skilled nursing, and home health providers from all over New England to network, share best practices, and provide product development feedback. The PatientPing platform allows users to gain real-time access to critical patient data at the point of care, as well as receive notifications when their patients receive care elsewhere.
After last month’s talk with Kevin Hutchinson about the Kaiser model, patient engagement and the rise of data analytics, this month’s blog with Dr. John Glaser, Senior Vice President, Population Health at Cerner, touches on the importance of knowing when to make the shift to value-based care. Providers are straddling the line between volume and value and their timing for moving toward the value-end of the spectrum is ripe for risk, but also for reward.