In a recent webcast, KPMG released a survey of 120 healthcare provider employees that found that only 25% had implemented effective, stable telehealth services. Approximately forty percent of those surveyed indicated their companies were either in pilot stages or early program investments.
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Patients whose hospital care providers used mobile secure text-messaging as a means of communication had shorter lengths-of stay compared to patients whose providers used the standard paging system to communicate, according to a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania recently published online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
Despite efforts to improve ongoing healthcare management, there remains a disconnect between solutions and requirements, which is hindering the ability of many organizations to optimize the delivery of complex care. As Erin Head, director of health information management and quality at Parrish Medical Center in Titusville, Fla., writes in Hospital EMR and EHR: “The continuity… Read More
The American Nurses Association (ANA) has been increasingly focusing on issues surrounding care coordination. As a Nurse.com interview with ANA Senior Director of Product Development Terri Gaffney notes, these efforts include policy priorities and goals intended to further assist nurses with taking the lead in growing and refining care coordination. The ANA has made expanding… Read More
In its plans to transition Pennsylvania’s Medicaid long-term services and supports program to a managed care system, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services and Department of Aging expect care coordination to play a pivotal role in reducing costs. According to a RegBlog report: “Pennsylvania officials expect that a managed long-term services and supports model will… Read More
How important is care coordination to the future of Medicare? Dr. Kenneth Thorpe, chair of the department of health policy and management in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and advisory board member of the Partnership for the Future of Medicare, writes: “Through coordinated care, teams of physicians and care coordinators help… Read More