One Arkansas hospital system has cut readmissions nearly 90 percent by addressing both direct and indirect contributing factors, according to Executive Insight.
A San Diego-based health system is using a mobile coaching program to keep patients from being readmitted to the hospital. At Sharp HealthCare's Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group, the text-messaging solution helps keep patients engaged with their care long after a hospital stay.
The nurse work environment contributes more to good patient outcomes and reduced readmission rates than staffing levels do, according to a new report from Press Ganey.
Hospitals struggling with the financial impact of patient readmissions should consider recent findings that reveal many emergency surgical cases wind up back in their facilities.
Patients who have been hospitalized within the last 90 days have a special vulnerability in the healthcare setting to "post-hospital syndrome," according to a study presented this week at the annual meeting of the Western Surgical Association.
Telemonitoring failed to improve readmission rates for heart failure patients in research from the University of California-Los Angeles.
A major database used to determine hospital reimbursement contains glaring flaws, according to research from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
The Medical Home Network (MHN) collaboration in Chicago was able to substantially reduce hospital admissions and costs using a secure Web-based care coordination tool and a team-based model of care, according to an announcement.
Many hospitals are substituting observation care for readmissions, even those that do not stand to lose money if they don't reduce their rates, according to a Health Affairs blog post.
It's fair to say that when hospital executives grumble about something that cuts into their organizations' bottom lines, I tend to take each of their claims with skepticism. But in the case...