Even With Software, Hospitals and SNFs Struggle with Care Coordination

Seamless handoffs between nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities are an integral part of care coordination efforts under new payment models — and, in turn, financial success. But new study determines that even when providers have tools to ease patient handoffs, they find them hard to use to achieve their goals — or decline to […]

After-Hours Telemedicine Coverage Saved Skilled Nursing Facility $1.5M

Use of after-hours telemedicine in one New York skilled nursing facility reduced avoidable hospitalizations significantly, according to a case study published in the American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC). The study was led by Dr. David Chess, the founder, president, and chief medical officer of Tapestry Telehealth, a company focused on SNFs in rural communities. […]