Posts Tagged ‘target conditions’

Video: Maximizing Care Transitions to Drive Clinical and Financial Outcomes

August 7th, 2013 by Jackie Lyons

Efficient handling of care transitions is high on healthcare’s agenda. According to a recent HIN survey, more than 90 percent of responding healthcare organizations have programs in this area.

Care transitions are checkpoints not only to engage patients and caregivers, but to check the patient’s health status. Further, proper management of transitions in care can dramatically hasten that person’s return to health, as well as reduce return ER visits or rehospitalizations.

This video from the Healthcare Intelligence Network features exclusive, actionable data from HIN’s 2013 Care Transitions survey including metrics on the most critical care transitions, top targeted transitions, quality of care and more.

This video features Alicia Goroski, senior project director for care transitions for the Colorado Foundation for Medical Care, discussing successful strategies utilized by CFMC and the effects of quality improvement organizations (QIO) on care transitions. Additionally, Cheryl Bailey, vice president of patient care services at Cullman Regional Medical Center, will identify the benefits of their Good to Go program, which records and personalizes patient discharge sessions.

You may also be interested in these related resources:

33 Metrics for Care Transitions Management

Care Transitions Toolkit

Infographic – Care Transitions: Coordinating a Smooth Move Between Care Sites

Infographic: Healthcare Case Management Across the Care Continuum

February 14th, 2013 by Jackie Lyons

Post-reform redesign of clinical care delivery and supporting reimbursement models reflects the healthcare case manager’s dual roles as care coordinator and utilization manager. Case manager work locations, job focus and caseloads are evolving in response to these shifts in the healthcare landscape.

Utilizing metrics and accountability and collaborating between utilization management, case management and medical affairs are just a few case management strategies. This new infographic from the Healthcare Intelligence Network outlines case management keys to success, responsibilities, targeted conditions, challenges and average caseloads, drawing from responses from our Case Management in 2012 survey.

Among the data points presented in this infographic are:

  • Top ways case managers connect to patients, including telephone, face to face and email;
  • Ten CM challenges for 2013 such as home care sector needs, U.S. economy and care coordination;
  • The condition most responsive to case management efforts; and
  • Most critical CM responsibilities, including patient advocacy and care transitions management.

We invite you to embed this infographic on your own Web site using the code that appears beneath it. Also, share it via your social media channels. A deeper dive into the latest trends in case management is reflected in 2012 Healthcare Benchmarks: Case Management.

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