Posts Tagged ‘hospital readmissions’

Predictive Analytics to Reduce Readmissions

Predictive Analytics To Reduce Patient Readmissions

Patient readmissions are a big problem in U.S. hospitals and have become an area of focus for the healthcare industry and the Government. Patients that are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of being discharged increase healthcare costs approximately $17.5 billion annually. Hospitals are investing in predictive analytics solutions to help reduce patient readmissions […]

Hospital Discharge Planning-Is This Goodbye or See You Later?

In my last blog post, I discussed hospital readmissions and offered some solutions on how to prevent this growing problem within our health system. Of those solutions, I would like to take a closer look at hospital discharge planning and how this simple task in the transition of care can help alleviate the $12 billion […]

Simple Strategies to Prevent Hospital Readmissions

Hospital readmission is a growing problem within our health system. Many Medicare patients discharged from an inpatient stay find themselves back in the hospital within 30 days1. Jenny Minott, from Academy Health, states that “some of these readmissions are planned, and others may be part of the natural course of treatment for specific conditions; but, […]