Health Event Notifications, Interoperability

Use Upcoming ADT Rule to Rethink Your Care Game

Although the timing may still be up in the air, Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) and other post-acute care and Long-Term Care providers should be preparing for a deluge of ADT notifications from hospitals. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is requiring that hospitals provide admission, discharge and transfer (ADT) notifications to post-acute care […]

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Interoperability

How Providers Can Use Social Determinants of Health to Improve Patient Care

When Louisiana established its Permanent Supportive Housing program in 2008 to help reduce homelessness and unnecessary institutionalization, an independent analysis found something startling. For all of the people housed under this program, Medicaid acute-care costs fell by an average of 24% over time.1 In other words, regardless of the specific medical conditions of these individuals, […]

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Healthcare Fax, Interoperability

Three Reasons Why Cloud Fax Is Critical For the Future of Work-From-Home

In this article, we continue exploring how cloud fax and remote communications play a key role in the economic response to COVID-19. The Way We Work Has Changed: Now What? The social distancing response to COVID-19 is moving portions of the workforce away from the office and facility settings into remote or work-from-home (WFH) environments. […]

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Interoperability

The Impact of COVID-19 on Healthcare Information Systems

Data sharing and collaboration play a key role in patient care through the entire healthcare continuum. In our last blog on communication and patient safety, we discussed a study by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations that indicated communication errors were the root cause of almost 70% of all sentinel events (Joint Commission, […]

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Interoperability

On Communication and Patient Safety

Efficiency and effectiveness in medical communication creates a culture of trust and excellence, which in turn generates and reinforces value to care teams, patients, and families. The clinical transition process, an integral part of patient care, is a perfect example of the need for strong communication. Communication between clinicians regarding patient condition, treatment plan, and […]

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