Category Archives: Patient Stratification

A Guide to Successful Patient Conversations

A Guide to Successful Patient Conversations 4 Common Personality Traits + Simple Dos and Don’ts   Sales people often modify their proposals based on the specific wants and needs of their customers. This same approach can be applied in transitional care to improve communication with your patients and their family members. Patients and care givers…
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Proposed Cardiac Bundles and Heart Attack Readmission Risk Over 90-days

The recently proposed mandatory bundled payment program for heart attacks and bypass surgeries is the latest push by CMS to extend the “at risk” period from a 30-day to 90-day period. This paradigm shift from 30-day readmission focus to a 90-day at-risk period will require a strategic approach to control the cost that occur during…
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The Research on Social Risk Factors and Hospital Readmissions

The Research on Social Risk Factors and Hospital Readmissions If your strategic decisions on population health rely heavily on evidence-based research, you may not like this infographic.  Above is a summary of findings from over 35 research studies on the correlations between four social risk factors and hospital readmissions (from a recent study by the…
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