“Therefore, we believe that discharge planning for patients is a process that involves the consideration of the patient’s unique circumstances, treatment preferences, and goals of care, and not solely a documentation process.”
– Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Kettering- Hurley Whitepaper
Re-Thinking the Readmission Dilemma
Hospital readmissions cost our nation’s healthcare systems a staggering $25 billion annually. For a variety of reasons, patients consistently fail to follow the care plan delivered during their discharge from the hospital. The failure may be related to comprehension, attention span, economic circumstances, education level or even language-related issues. We believe that creating efficiencies which will standardize and streamline the discharge process will ultimately lead to a reduction in hospital readmissions.
HOW IT WORKS
Homeward Healthcare™ Works For The Patients, The Hospitals, and The Payers
The program begins when a healthcare professional delivers a touch screen tablet to the patient’s bedside and enters the key variables (or integrates with EHR). The easy to use application prompts and guides the patient with Audio, Visual, and Touch interaction.
While educating the patient and delivering the vital instructions, the application is also assessing the patient’s risk for readmission. By combining key clinical indicators, patient comprehension, patient state of mind, and environmental factors, Homeward Healthcare™ has created a risk algorithm that follows the roadmap outlined by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation three year study on hospital readmissions.
MANY EXPERTS. ONE TEAM.
Homeward Health™ Interactive is marshaled by a team of seasoned physicians and executives who share a wealth of experience in medicine, academics, managed care and the health care industry.