The Transformation of Behavioral Health Care Begins in the ED
June 26, 2018
The growing number of patients presenting to hospitals with psychiatric emergencies represents a major challenge for emergency departments. The struggle to address the crisis in emergency psychiatry impacts patient safety, quality of care, hospital efficiency, and the bottom line.
Industry leaders agree, early intervention is critical. Since the vast majority of psychiatric emergencies resolve within 24 hours, hospitals can prevent unnecessary admission and enhance care by shifting to earlier intervention in the ED. The sooner a patient is evaluated and treated, the better their chances of preventing hospitalization and the sooner they begin healing.
In this paper you will learn how innovative approaches to emergency psychiatric care help your hospital: • Enhance patient care • Increase ED efficiency • Reduce patient wait times • Minimize ED boarding • Improve staff and patient safety and satisfaction • Prevent unnecessary admissions • Reach underserved populations
Case Study: Top Workforce Management Intitiatives: For Quality of Care Improvements and Labor Cost Reduction
June 20, 2018
Today’s healthcare organizations are moving towards workforce optimization by utilizing strategies that deliver both quality of care and cost containment. Those strategies require them to use workforce data in ways they’ve never done before. Automating workforce management processes such as time and attendance, staffing and scheduling and human resources/payroll is not enough. Instead, forward-thinking health systems are finding new ways to tap into the power of workforce data analytics.
A HealthLeaders survey of healthcare executives sheds light on strategies that are proving to be successful to health systems nationwide. Here are the top 5 workforce management initiatives that rated the highest for labor cost containment and improving care quality.
Case Study: Turning to Mobile to Increase Patient Engagement, HCAHPS Scores
June 8, 2018
What if you could make your patients happier, healthier, and also reduce your carbon footprint? That’s what South Shore Health System does with their pregnancy app. Faced with the fact that 84 percent of babies are born to millennials, this Boston-area healthcare system is engaging them more directly in this highly-competitive market. South Shore has been able to overcome traditional communication barriers and improve HCAHPS scores by 68% within six months, as well as save thousands in printing costs of booklets millennial mom’s don’t use.
In this case study, you will learn how South Shore Hospital implemented a mobile strategy to successfully improve branding and messaging within their community of moms. See how they aligned 40 different referring physicians into a single coordinated care protocol with a patient friendly feature set. See the proof that you can apply to your own patient experience strategies.
Healthcare spending accounts for nearly 18% of GDP, with costs of chronic disease treatment projected at $42 trillion at 2030. Many healthcare organizations are not quite ready for change that is imminent to bring down these costs, but that doesn’t stop industry leaders like Amazon from stepping in.
In this whitepaper, you will learn: • The effect of same-day cancellations and using a mobile solution • How apps are helping lower preventable readmissions • 7 different apps linked to higher efficiency in healthcare • Keys to adapting quickly as companies like Amazon
Millennials are quickly becoming the dominant healthcare consumers, both for themselves, their families and as caregivers. Having grown up in a technology-first environment, however, they are increasingly dissatisfied with the static nature of healthcare options and are seeking out alternatives.
Now is the time to engage with Millennials; with 82% of babies born this year to Millennial mothers, many are looking to establish a relationship with a healthcare system for the first time. A strong mobile-first digital strategy is essential to offering the engagement and convenience this very brand-loyal generation is expecting.
Patient-Centered Healthcare via Patient-Generated Health Data
June 6, 2018
Hospital and health system executives are developing and implementing new tactics to meet the healthcare industry's core strategic need: a higher value of care at a lower cost.
As a result, patient-generated health data (PGHD) has the potential to change clinical delivery from a haphazard and episodic model to one based on the availability of real-time data. However, the US healthcare system is facing a variety of challenges that make it difficult for patients and providers to benefit from the increased flow of PGHD.
Download this free white paper today to learn more about: • the operations and incentives needed to capitalize on PGHD; • the market forces and players influencing the future of PGHD; • the results and demonstrated value of PGHD from the successors and failures.