CarePort®, powered by WellSky® recently hosted a webinar with Dr. Lissy Hu, President of Connected Networks at WellSky and Rob Fisher, General Manager & Senior Vice President at WellSky.
Accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare delivery has dramatically changed. Efficiently discharging the patient from the hospital isn’t enough. Now, it’s more important than ever to manage patient outcomes as the patient transitions across the continuum. As leaders in the care transitions space, CarePort and Care Transition Platform (formerly Curaspan) have been at the helm for over twenty years supporting customers through the shifts in the healthcare landscape. During the webinar, Dr. Lissy Hu and Rob Fisher discussed bringing the two companies together, the current state of the transitions of care industry — where it’s been, where it’s going, and what providers need to be successful during this time of change.
Looking back, care transitions have come a long way. Patients fell into a scatter-shot discharge pattern bouncing from acute to post-acute and back again. There were also difficulties with discharging patients to PAC collaboratives due to a lack of clarity around patient choice. With the tools available to your organization, you can track a patient’s entire journey from acute to post-acute and home, educating patients and engaging with their families along the way.
Here are some of the highlights from the webinar:
- To succeed in the new discharge planning reality, providers need to focus on intelligent discharge processes, expanding their referral partner networks, and PAC authorization automation.
- As post-acute care shifts to the home, care transitions and the connections across the continuum have never been more critical.
- WellSky represents the most complete acute to home network with 2,000 hospitals and 130,000 post-acute and community providers
In case you missed it, the State of the Industry Webinar is available to watch any time.