Marie Ruiz, case manager and lead assessment coordinator at Jefferson Health Care Center, is a fierce advocate for her patients. But she doesn’t always win.
Case managers are often the unsung heroes in a patient’s recovery. In conjunction with National Case Management Week, we asked for nominations for influential case managers who deserve some extra recognition. We were looking for professionals who are passionate about their work and go the extra mile for their patients. We found all that and more.
At PreparedHealth, the #IHeartHIT campaign hits home for us. We’ve made it our mission to make it possible to age and deliver care in the home and to do so, we’ve built a team of talented, smart people who are passionate about creating technology that changes lives. Our team is made up of data scientists, social workers, nurses, designers, healthcare experts, engineers, product owners, marketers, and more, yet we all have a personal reason of why we joined this mission. Read below to hear just a few of our stories:
Our team is headed to the 2018 Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo with the National Association for Home Care and Hospice. Join us in Grapevine, TX to discover what's next in the post-acute field and how we are connecting care providers from hospital to home. Will you be there? Reach out or find us in the expo. We'd love to get connected.
From an evolution standpoint, the methods for information transfer and communication have come a long way from the days of the telegraph. Up until the 1990s, the fax machine was the most widely used communication device in almost all industries. The 21st century ushered in a new age of mobile and web-based communication tools. The American healthcare system, however, remains stuck in the past. As it stands, approximately 75% of all medical communication still takes place via fax. While an overwhelming majority of clinics, hospitals, and post-acute care (PAC) providers have digitized their patient records, the means to share this electronic information across different healthcare settings proves difficult.
Collaborating across the continuum of care is becoming increasingly important, a point crystallized by one health care technology company’s rapid growth—and success in bringing together some of the nation’s largest home health and private duty providers, as well as rehabilitation companies and health systems.