Standardized Hospital Patient Discharge Reduces Readmission
The white paper looks at how new federal reimbursement strategies are forcing clinicians to adopt new models of care for large patient populations. Projects such as Oregon’s Tri-County Health Commons suggest that improving the patient discharge experience not only reduces readmission rates, but increases the likelihood of patient attendance at follow-up appointments.
The project provides an example of collaborative approaches that work among competing and supportive healthcare organizations. Third-party facilitation by Intel Corporation helped address concerns about standardized electronic health records.
Read the full Standardized Hospital Patient Discharge Reduces Readmission White Paper.