The RapidView system at Tufts Medical Center allows the medical staff to access timely, correct information so it can better align patient needs with resources.
Facilities that accept direct admissions for specialized services should consider creating a reciprocal transfer agreement.
Results of a nine-month HCPro transition of care study illustrate the efforts of hospitals and SNFs to improve transitions.
June Stark, RN, BSN, MEd, lists critical interventions that help prevent readmissions and can be applied to all discharges.
In June 2009, HCPro launched a benchmarking survey of recovery audit contractor (RAC) preparation efforts across the country, and the case management department is well represented.