Co-branding is a common tactic in healthcare that signals collaboration, excellence, and high-quality service offerings. But as common as co-branding is, healthcare providers that use this must have a legal structure in place as the integration occurs.
A major point of vulnerability at skilled nursing facilities is the high rate of readmission caused by errors and gaps in care — usually involving medication issues, according to the results of a recent study.
Although palliative care is integral to providing quality care, in the ED the focus tends to be on aggressive and life-saving measures. More education and training is needed to make ED providers more comfortable with integrating palliative care there.
Whether for financial reasons, to improve integration of care, decrease duplication of clinical services, or to mitigate the financial effect of COVID-19, more hospitals are choosing to consolidate into larger systems. What can hospital case managers do to prepare for this, and how can they handle the transition with grace?
Hospitals continue outsourcing to ASCs, causing intermingling of services and cultures that challenge both. Surgery centers decided they could improve the services in their own facilities better than in the traditional hospital environment. However, hospitals have made great strides in the improvement of their services and are eager to joint venture with surgeons in several ways.