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Healthcom helps healthcare providers increase patient satisfaction and reduce readmissions through a strategic blend of technology and exceptional support services. 

Our services make it easy to stay connected to your patients after discharge and reinforce your relationship with them, while avoiding unnecessary hospital visits.

Each month, Healthcom technology enables approximately 73 percent of our clients to be helped at home without having to be transported to the hospital. 

How to Use Medical Alert to Reduce Readmissions 

If you have an interest in reducing readmissions, we have a solution for you.
Please join us for a FREE online webinar that will explain how you can use medical alert to effectively reduce readmissions. 
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When I need help, I can just press a button.” – Julia Wishnevski, Spring Valley, IL

CareLink client Julia Wishnevski had a frightening experience when she recently fell in her home’s attached garage. The CareLink pendant that Julia wears was pressed, and the CareLink attendant called 911 on her behalf. The attendant stayed on the phone until the paramedics came. Julia was taken to the ER for x-rays, but had no fractures and was able to return home later that same day.

This example shows how a client’s experience with CareLink prevented a long hospital stay because of quick response. 

How Does Medication Management Impact Readmission?


In short, medication issues impact hospital readmissions in a big way. Medication impacts nearly every aspect of a patient’s life – it’s incorporated into an incredible 80 percent of treatments, whether for preventive, therapeutic, palliative or other goals. Thirty percent of hospitalizations among seniors are due to adverse drug reactions. And, adverse drug reactions are among the top five greatest threats to the health of seniors.

In one study, 96 percent of patients could not recall the name of even one medication prescribed during hospitalization. Research shows that two-thirds of adverse events after discharge can be attributed to medication issues. A big part of that is non-adherence. In fact, estimates say it accounts for one third of hospital readmissions related to adverse drug events.
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Our Professional Installers Make The Grade


Meet our Installer: Mike Shasteen, Installer

“Mike was super nice, very professional, and explained everything completely.”
- Linda Wagy, CareLink customer 

4 Ways to Prevent Readmissions

 

Reducing readmissions remains target one for many hospitals. After all, studies show that up to 25 percent of patients will be readmitted within 30 days. However, research also reveals that many readmissions can be prevented. How? By putting a few simple tactics in place, hospitals can move toward lower readmissions and a higher standard of care.

Start by understanding readmissions and why they happen. Which patient populations are most at risk? Look not only at disease or condition but also at demographics. Research by the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project showed that maternal readmission rates among uninsured and Medicaid patients were double that of privately insured patients. The Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative found that some of the highest readmission rates (23-26%) are for heart failure and COPD patients. Analyze your data to find the trends; then you can better determine a plan to address them.

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Product Feature: 
MedMinder: The Right Meds at the Right Time!

The MedMinder is an advanced medication organizer designed for in-home use.  It simplifies the task of managing multiple medications and helps ensure the right medications are taken at the right time.  It's a great way to effectively manage medications for a loved one.   

Penn Study Shows Automated Prediction Alert Helps Identify Patients at Risk for 30-Day Readmission

Flagging Tool Aims to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

PHILADELPHIA — An automated prediction tool which identifies newly admitted patients who are at risk for readmission within 30 days of discharge has been successfully incorporated into the electronic health record of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. The tool, developed by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine is the subject of a study published in the December issue of the Journal of Hospital Medicine. 
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