Dr. Virginia Feldman, CEO and co-founder of Nexus Health Resources (https://nexushealthresources.com), was recently featured in an article by regional business news leader Westfair. The piece focused on the shift toward value-based health care payment models and highlighted Dr. Feldman’s success in providing a positive solution through advancements in transitional care.
With the recent change in health care reimbursement, Dr. Feldman knew a key area of concern would be the critical period immediately after a patient is discharged from the hospital. During that time, a lapse in communication between the patient and the clinical team could result in missed follow-up appointments, patients not taking their medication, and ultimately rehospitalization.
Determined to “get on the side of the solution” as she put it, Dr. Feldman started working with a local medical center to address the issue. She developed a system to ensure ongoing communication with newly released patients, one that would and track and record how they were progressing following discharge. This enabled transitional care coordinators to ensure patients received the care and resources needed to continue their recovery at home.
“We basically wanted to empower the workforce, the transitional care coordinators, to improve their health population,” Dr. Feldman was quoted in the article. Her work with the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, New York eventually led to the founding of Nexus Health Resources and the company’s highly successful NexusConnexions® transitional care software. The automated platform provides a large-scale solution for helping clinical and non-clinical staff easily and efficiently manage the day-to-day activities of a transitional care team.
“It’s exciting to be on the cutting edge of change, knowing the work we do is making a difference for both patients and providers,” says Feldman. “As we move away from the traditional fee-for-service model, improving transitional care is now more important than ever—and our NexusConnexions software will continue to evolve alongside the needs of the facilities and individuals we serve.”
Dr. Feldman is a prominent advocate for coordinated, quality healthcare during the transition period from hospital to home. She frequently speaks at events such as the recent National Readmission Prevention Collaborative C-Suite Invitational. The full article can be read at: https://westfaironline.com/95620/virginia-feldman-uses-tech-startup-to-address-transition-from-hospital-to-home/.