Quality health care is a team effort. But what makes a great team? According to a definition used by the World Health Organization, highly effective health care teams share certain characteristics.
What happens to a patient when they are discharged and get home with a 25-page set of instructions? Transitions are happening at an overwhelming time for patients, a time when patients are not able to fully to understand their discharge instructions.
Hospital discharge is a complex process happening at a time when patients are especially vulnerable. But at Envera Health, we believe that the healthcare experience doesn’t end at discharge.
Hospital readmission can be costly in more ways than one, readmissions can have more than just a financial impact on healthcare organizations. Fortunately, there are several strategies that can help prevent readmissions and improve the transition of care.
Do you feel in control of your high cholesterol or high blood pressure meds? Medication management is as much the patient’s job as it is the job of the healthcare team. But for a patient to be motivated to follow their doctor’s complex post-care instructions, they need to understand why these medications are so important ̶ for them.
Patients are consumers and today's consumers of healthcare are increasingly unwilling to be "patient" with the system. When it comes to ease, convenience, cost and customer experience, healthcare is far behind other industries.