Why LTACHs Are Often the Right Choice for Critically Ill Patients

Sponsored by
Kindred Hospitals

Establishing the appropriate care delivery path for patients after a stay in the ICU or med-surg unit is essential to achieving optimal outcomes. Without the right clinical capabilities and surrounding environment in which to recover, patients may experience delays or suffer medical setbacks that impede recovery. Furthermore, unnecessary discharge delays and avoidable readmissions can increase the total cost of care. 

This whitepaper outlines the reasons why long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs) are often the ideal treatment and recovery setting for medically complex and critically ill patients, and a cost-effective partner in healthcare networks:

  • LTACHs can provide efficient care for a growing medically complex population
  • Pulmonary expertise allows LTACHs to treat critical respiratory patients
  • Integrated rehab and acute care at LTACHs helps patients recover more quickly

2021 Healthcare Payments Insight Report

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The COVID-19 pandemic is transforming every industry, and healthcare is no exception. From telehealth to touchless check-ins and payments, keeping up with these changes is essential for providers to deliver safe, exceptional care.

To help healthcare organizations understand this evolving landscape and improve the patient financial experience, Elavon conducted a survey of U.S. healthcare consumers. In February 2021, a survey was deployed to over 1,000 consumers for insight on their preferences, behaviors and expectations around receiving and paying for care.

In downloading this report, you will discover key findings regarding:

  • The impact of COVID on the overall patient experience
  • Payment experience and expectations
  • Opportunities for improvement and innovation

And more!

10 Steps to Optimize Hospital Operations

Sponsored by
Kindred Rehabilitation

With greater emphasis being placed on care transitions and readmission rates, inpatient rehabilitation units are looking for ways to enhance patient access and maximize hospital performance. Read this guide to discover 10 steps to facility success.

New Survey Reveals Data’s Powerful Influence on Hospital Growth

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Mergers and acquisitions have been a go-to growth tactic for health systems and hospitals looking to expand their footprint, market share and scale for the last two decades. While M&A is still a predominant tactic, other opportunities have emerged that your organization needs to place a focus on to either catch up, or keep ahead of your competitors.

A new HealthLeaders Buzz Survey, with more than 100 responses from health care executives from a variety of provider organizations, including health systems, hospitals, and physician groups, finds that provider organizations are actually more likely to target physician relationships, strategic partnerships, and consumer engagement to achieve their growth goals in the coming years.

Download the latest research brief today to learn:

  • Top metrics of growth
  • Evolving health care data trends
  • Clearing data roadblocks

The Intelligent Guide to Acute Telemedicine

Sponsored by
SOC Telemed

When it comes to assessing the future of healthcare in the U.S., one thing is clear: there’s no shortage of forces driving change and disruption in this vital industry. Hospital executives confront multiple and often competing challenges:

  • Meet or Exceed Clinical Guidelines
  • Make Care More Accessible
  • Shift to Value-Based Care
  • Specialty Shortages
  • Aging Population
  • and more!

How can hospitals create and sustain a successful model that balances the natural tensions between financial performance and patient care? Increasingly, hospitals and health systems are turning to acute telemedicine for some of the answers.

Regulatory requirements, payment systems, and reimbursement models will continue to evolve. Studies predict that patient populations will continue to grow as the number of qualified new specialists shrinks. Large-scale crisis events, like the pandemic, will continue to challenge hospitals to find new and more effective ways to mobilize and coordinate a rapid response. And clinical advances will continue to raise the bar on how quickly and effectively physicians can save and improve lives.

Read this Guide to see how telemedicine is a powerful tool to help hospitals build the resilience and expertise they’ll need to meet the challenges of the coming decades.

Rural Texas Facility Leverages Integrated Services to Improve Care Quality and Efficiency

Sponsored by
Envision Physician Services

Lacking a standardized workflow, the emergency department at a rural Texas hospital suffered significant front-end bottlenecks that led to subpar performance from the E.D. visit to inpatient discharge.

These patient experience and care quality key indicators included high door-to-provider, left without being seen, and length-of-stay metrics. This hospital partnered with Envision Physician Services to improve these metrics and enhance the patient experience.

See how Envision helped them reach their goals by implementing integrated emergency and hospital medicine services.