posted on February 24, 2015
Casenet®, LLC, a leading provider of extensible care management solutions, today announced the first in a series of whitepapers focused on the use of technology to support care coordination. Care transition transformation is one strategy that is gaining momentum as a means for achieving the Institute for Health Improvement (IHI) Triple Aim’s goal of improved individual health outcomes and better experience of care at lower overall per capita costs. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), nearly 1 in 5 Medicare patients discharged from a hospital – approximately 2.6 million seniors – are readmitted within 30 days, at a cost of over $26 billion every year1.
To avoid readmissions that occur because of mismanaged care transitions, organizations have begun to leverage integrated care management technology platforms to individualize and personalize patient care, allow for care plans that travel with patients as they transition and support coordinated care across the continuum. Care transitions, or the movement from one healthcare setting or practitioner to another, are especially challenging for patients with complex conditions, limited assets or limited resources. These patients are particularly vulnerable to the pitfalls of communications failures, unimplemented plans, and medication and procedural errors post-hospitalization and face an increased risk of readmission if their unique needs are not addressed during their care transitions.
“Casenet has recognized the need for individualized care that considers all aspects of patient health. The Casenet TruCare platform provides a holistic view of the patient and enables integrated care coordination across disciplines and systems,” said Peter Masanotti, CEO, Casenet.
To learn more about enabling robust collaboration and communication that focuses care on the whole patient and not just the immediate diagnosis, download the whitepaper, “Leveraging Technology to Manage the Patient, Not the Problem” written by Amy Simpson, RN, solution consultant for Casenet. For more information, contact us at info(at)casenetllc(dot)com or http://www.casenetllc.com.
1“Community-based Care Transitions Program,” CMS.gov, accessed January 26, 2015, http://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/CCTP/