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Hospital Case Management – October 1, 2020

October 1, 2020

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  • Hospital’s Transitional Care Programs Help Heart Failure Patients Stay Healthier

    Hospitals that focus on collaboration between case management and transitional care clinics for people with congestive heart failure are finding positive outcomes in their patients’ health and 30-day readmissions.

  • The Elements of a Transitional Heart Failure Care Program

    Hospitals and subacute facilities monitor congestive heart failure patients closely, but there may be a gap in care once patients are discharged. A transitional heart failure care clinic can fill that gap.

  • How to Harvest Big Data to Reduce Readmissions

    “Big data” is a buzzword in healthcare these days. The term refers to the vast amount of electronic data healthcare providers have accumulated over the years. While the concept can seem pretty abstract, big data is more relevant than ever and potentially at every case manager’s fingertips if provided with the right tools to harvest it.

  • VA Care Coordination Satisfaction Rates Higher Than Community Care

    Focusing on better communication and care coordination, a Department of Veterans Affairs facility exhibited strength in its communication and care coordination, according to the authors of a new study.

  • Healthcare Planning for the Lone Senior

    Social isolation is a life-and-death matter, believed to influence mortality as much as obesity and smoking. Yet amid the growing population of seniors, many are unmarried, widowed, or have no children living nearby. When discharge planning for the lone senior, case managers should know several points about this demographic.

  • Understanding Social Determinants of Health

    There is widespread acknowledgement that community-level social determinants — affordable housing, stable employment, reliable transportation, and access to healthy food — are a crucial component of holistic strategies to promote health, well-being, and longevity while also reducing healthcare costs. This month, we explore this concept and what it means for case management professionals, and most specifically social work case managers.