A case study on reducing unnecessary hospital admissions was presented by Greater Hudson Valley Health System Chief Clinical Officer, Rose Baczewski, at the October 15-17 Marcus Evans National Healthcare CXO Summit.
In collaboration with Nexus Health Resources, Orange Regional Medical Center, a member the GHVHS, conducted a case study in reducing unnecessary hospital re-admissions. Nexus Health provides transitional care software, NexusConnexions®, in combination with Nexus Health Call Center to Orange Regional for discharge phone calls. The case study highlights the broad, collaborative re-admissions reduction initiatives that Orange Regional has implemented.
Re-admissions were reduced by 60% for patients who received a combination of interventions, including:
- Post discharge phone calls
- Medications to bedside
- Physician appointments made prior to discharge
- Clinical teach back
- Medication education by pharmacists
- As well as interdisciplinary communication and coordination of care.
“Reducing total medical spending through reduced re-admissions has been a major initiative for Great Hudson Valley Health System,” said Rose Baczewski. “Working with Dr. Feldman and our team we’ve been able to identify the most common points of failure that lead to re-admissions and address them with a multi-prong approach of which the Nexus Health Call Center was a significant element.”
“We have a tremendous partnership with Orange Regional Medical Center,” said Nexus Health Resources CEO, Dr. Virginia Feldman. “Working as an extension of their discharge team our staff has assisted countless patients with ensuring they have the support and resources necessary to successfully recover at home. We’re pleased that the program pioneered by Rose Baczewski is getting this recognition and opportunity to share best practices.”
Nexus Health Resources is a provider of transitional care solutions for acute and post-acute providers. The company’s software, services and education assist providers with ensuring patients make a smooth transition to the home setting from either an acute or rehabilitation facility thus mitigating the risk of readmission.
The Marcus Evans National Healthcare CXO Summit is a premium forum bringing senior level healthcare executives and solution providers together. As an invitation-only event, taking place behind closed doors, the Summit offers an intimate environment for a focused discussion of key new drivers shaping the healthcare industry.
About Nexus Health Resources
Nexus Health Resources is a leading provider of transitional care software, services and patient engagement for acute and post-acute care organizations facing the challenge of reducing unnecessary hospital readmissions and total medical spend. Through Nexus Health Call Center and our proprietary transitional care software platform, NexusConnexions, we assist providers with ensuring coordinated, quality healthcare during the important transition period from hospital or rehabilitation facility to home. Additionally, Nexus Health Academy promotes patient engagement with condition specific health literacy for patients and care givers to assist in guiding recovery at home. To learn more about Nexus Health Resources, visit http://nexushealthresources.com/