Readmissions can be costly
This post was initiated in relation to Improving Quality of Care.
Russ Graney is a healthcare executive with experience in operations, product development and investing. Prior to founding Aidin, Russ was a private investor in three case management companies with specialties in post-acute placement services. We’ll talk about reducing readmissions.
Russ received his A.B. from Harvard College where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
Are you concerned about re-admissions? Do the recent changes in healthcare laws make you feel uneasy? If so, here is a bit of guidance. This brief interview will reveal some ways that you can address these challenges.
How do we ensure that post-acute providers are providing quality care to patients?
- we can encourage transparency around quality and patient outcomes
- align incentives so post-acute providers with better quality are rewarded
How can we address the readmission challenge and what steps can hospitals take to avoid being penalized for re-admissions?
Today hospitals are exploring many ways to manage their readmission risk. Hospitals are contacting patients after discharge to check in, identifying patients most at risk for readmission, and even sending clinical staff to partner providers to train them on best practices. All of these programs are worthwhile but require tremendous effort, time and expense from hospital case management.
When we built Aidin, we committed ourselves to constructing a safeguard for readmission that didn’t require any additional thought, time or expense from case managers. In fact, by fitting directly into the patient placement workflow, a process that is already a daily part of operations, Aidin saves time with every patient discharge while at the same time lowering that patient’s risk of readmission.
Can you give us some insights on how the technology that you are working on can solve the problem of referring patients to post-acute care?
Aidin integrates into the patient placement workflow to help hospitals ensure their patients get the best post-acute care available. Today, patients must choose their post-acute provider without any information about their past performance leading most patients to simply choose whoever is closest to home. With Aidin, hospital discharge planning staff are able to effortlessly present patients with customized, patient-specific quality of care data to help patients choose the best provider available.
At the same time, Aidin saves hospital discharge planners between 30 minutes and 2 hours of time on each patient placement and gives post-acute providers direct access to every referral in their area.
Is there something else that you would like to address?
Aidin is live in select markets on the East Coast and has already been recognized by GE in partnership with one of the largest healthcare providers in the country as the best hospital operations software solution available.
Aidin is currently selecting 3 to 4 additional pioneer hospital systems to partner with for early access to the solution.