IT During Care Transitions Can Curb Readmissions

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
This post was written by Patricia Donovan

The use of devices during post-acute care transitions that remind patients to take meds, store prescription data and monitor patients remotely has the potential to reduce hospital readmissions, according to a new Center of Technology and Aging report featured in this month’s issue of ReadmissionsRx. Also this month, Sutter Health’s case management director describes Sutter’s approach to medication reconciliation, and Melanie Matthews, HIN’s executive VP and COO, shares the latest market metrics on reducing avoidable ER use — much of which is attributed to patients recently discharged from the hospital.

Haven’t taken our second annual telehealth survey yet? Respond by September 30 and you will be e-mailed a summary of the compiled results. Learn how more than 100 healthcare companies are using telehealth in clinical and non-clinical areas. For example, 56 percent of respondents thus far monitor patients remotely.

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