Tools and resources to help you maximize ROI with AHT.
Partnering with MCOs, ACOs and Hospitals as New Payment Models Emerge in Post-Acute Care: Jumpstart a great partnership with new payors in 2014. How? By learning the top strategies that 16 leading long-term care and post-acute executives are implementing today to prepare for tomorrow! Read more...
Connecting Our World: How Continuity of Care Documents (CCDs) Smooth Care Transitions, Create Efficiencies, and Drive Satisfaction: Ready to connect to the partners in the healthcare continuum in your region? Read more....
Connecting Our World: How Interoperability is Redefining Healthcare and Producing Better Outcomes: Today's silos of care are being replaced by interconnected alliances responsible for outcome-driven care instead of volume driven care. Are you ready to connect?
10 Points for Negotiating Managed Care Contracts: Before you ink a deal with a hospital, ACO, or Managed Care company, read these 10 points to protect your interests and maximize your opportunity.
15 Ways to Attack Readmissions: Hospital and ACOs are shopping for post-acute partners. Are you ready to help them fight unnecessary readmission and protect their revenues?
Business Intelligence: Sharpening Performance with Data-Driven Decisions Across Your Enterprise Decisions from the gut won't cut it in today's healthcare world. How can executives use data for strategic advantage?
Moving Hospital Partnerships Forward: Nine SNF Executives from Across the Nation Speak Out Nine SNF providers from around the country gathered for a roundtable event at AHCA’s 2012 National Convention and shared the pressures, challenges, and opportunities that are heating up their markets.
INTERACT II™ in AHT: Executive Interventions to Reduce Readmissions Studies have shown facilities using INTERACT II tools reduced acute care transfers 17-24%. With integration into AHT, now outcomes reporting and readmissions tools are part of clinical workflows.
Medication Management Optimization: Four Must-Haves as You Connect Your Pharmacy to Your EHR Electronic medication administration systems sure help manage the process, but connecting to your pharmacy boosts performance. How do you determine the best approach to maximize clinical and financial outcomes?
Mastering Change Management in Long-Term Care: How Preceptors Accelerate ROI and Create a Change-Ready Environment When adopting this technology, your success hinges on your people. Lessen the impact during the change period by applying a proven preceptor-model of change management to your EMR implementation.
Reduce Re-hospitalization Rates: Executive Interventions to Protect Top-Line Health. Measure your current rate, review three tools to get your rates under control, and market your rates to feeder hospitals where you need to protect census.
Deep Paperless EMR: An Award-Winning Pennsylvania Provider’s Journey to Create Efficiencies, Eliminate Deficiencies, and Free Hands For Care “Deep personalization capability was key to staff acceptance. It’s so easy to build assessments in AHT, which are needed to pull paper.”
How Are Hospitals Measuring SNF Performance? Kaiser Permanente, Catholic Health Initiatives, and Kindred offer insights about what data you must bring to the table.
EHR: from 0 to 60 mph in 5 Steps - How to Justify, Architect, Execute, and Sustain a Successful EHR Program From building a business case to full interoperability with partners.
Delivering on a Mission: How Presbyterian Homes of Kentucky is Taking Outcomes to New Heights with Full EMR – and Across the Enterprise Tips for success in clinical, financial, outcomes, and more.
Marketing Your Outcomes: How to Make Your Most Strategic Information Assets Work to Your Competitive Advantage to Win Medicare Census Astute hospitals will shop regional markets for post-acute providers with the best outcomes. Are you ready with the reports you need to win them over?
Connecting Our World: How Interoperability is Redefining the New Era of Healthcare and Producing Better Outcomes Today’s silos of care will be increasingly replaced by strong, interconnected alliances responsible for outcome-driven care instead of volume-driven care. This paper helps you build a business case and offers 3 critical steps as you get connected.
EMR for the Independent Owner: How Clapp’s Convalescent Nursing Home Took Quality, Financial Performance, and Resident Satisfaction to New Heights Denise Vance, DON, offers "with our reputation for quality care, AHT’s experts at our side, and great tools, we’re producing better results than the big guys do."
ACOs May Transform Information Manager’s Role In the outcome-driven world of healthcare, data that is accurate, timely, secure and accessible will be 'table stakes' when you're held accountable for outcomes with ACOs. This fantastic paper from AHIMA walks through not only the information you'll need at the negotiating table, but also evolving human resource needs in IT. It's a short read, and well worth it for integrated software and technology strategy planning.
HIMSS State HIT Dashboard What Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) are sprouting up in your back yard? You can track and trend the hospital-driven data highways that are criss-crossing the state(s) in which you and your partners operate.
SNF Rehospitalization Rates by State A handy table of 2006 rehospitalization rates and costs. Compares those who were first-time admissions and rehospitalized vs. those who are "frequent SNF flyers" and rehospitalized.
What ACOs are forming in your backyard? Link to Premier's list of implementation and collaboration partners.
USA Today's list
of which hospitals area struggling with readmissions, by state. Great tool to see which ones will be impacted by Medicare cuts.
CMS's Interactive map
: which hospitals are getting EHR incentive payments? Drill by state, by county...to specific hospitals.