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Success Stories: Safely transitioning patients from Hospital-to-Home

Posted on Nov 7, 2017 11:01:52 AM by PreparedHealth in Home Health, in HHC, in readmissions, in care coordination, in entouch, in Hospitals, in Health Plans

We sat down with one of our hospital case managers to better understand how enTouch helps him on a day-to-day basis. What was the biggest thing he said? Communication...it’s a hot topic in healthcare and, in an industry that relies heavily on fax machines, it’s not always easy. Here’s a quick patient story that clearly outlines how increased, real-time communication can have a direct impact on patient care and outcomes. 

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Social Workers: A vital role to achieving better patient care

Posted on Oct 18, 2017 12:13:15 PM by Liesl Petersen in Home Care, in social work, in readmissions, in Resources, in Hospitals

Over 5 million patients transition from hospitals to skilled nursing facilities each year. Millions of others transition from hospitals to their homes, rehabilitation centers and other care settings. Social workers are central to these transitions. They are tasked with discharge planning and coordinating post-acute care from the early stages of a patient’s hospitalization. Their responsibility often follows patients as they move among different caregiver settings.

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