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Seven key drivers of patient transitions

What strategies should a provider adopt in order to be on the “A” list as a preferred provider of short-stay and transitional care services in today’s ever-changing and challenging marketplace? And are you on the “A” list of preferred providers in your community? With the emergence of bundled payments, ACOs, hospital readmission penalties, and other external factors, the market today is demanding more from providers than ever before. More and more emphasis is being placed on the short-stay patient and their successful transition through the care process.

In order to truly succeed at managing this critical part of any post-acute, short stay care plan, providers must not only manage their patient transitions well, but they must engage their patients early on in the admission process, while at the same time, preparing the patient to manage their health condition post transition. This is no longer a nice-to-have concept; In order to stay competitive, relevant and favorable to hospitals and payers, short-stay post-acute providers must make a renewed commitment to their patient transition strategies.

Does your organization know what the critical components of a successful patient transition are? Align has identified seven key drivers, read about them and find the entire series on transition planning from Neil Gulsvig, CEO of Align at McKnight’s.

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