One of the greatest areas of risk for patients is during any transition of care, often referred to as handoff or handover. The ineffective transitions between health care settings can cause adverse events as well as drive up hospital readmission rates and costs. In fact, a recent study reported that 80% of serious medical errors involve miscommunication when a patient is transitioning (TJC, 2017).
It is our goal to help organizations continue to improve the way patients transcend through the health care continuum while providing the highest levels of safe, effective, and compassionate care. By focusing on processes directly influencing the care transitions, organizations realize better patient outcomes, higher cost avoidance due to avoidable readmissions, reduction and/or avoidance of readmission penalties, while ultimately providing an optimal patient experience. That's where Studer Group can help. Through the Care Transitions Intensive offering, we can assist in developing a comprehensive care transition plan that will help you achieve and sustain results across key initiatives.