HealtHIE Nevada Reducing Hospital Readmissions Through Coordinated Care Management
Last year, the State of Nevada had the second highest hospital readmission rate in the country with 15.6 percent of Medicare enrollees over the age of 65 readmitted 30 days after hospital discharge.
As many in the healthcare arena know, readmissions are costly, often doubling the cost of care, and is a key performance indicator for hospitals – especially with the shift to value-based reimbursement models.
Fortunately, there are some major efforts happening in Nevada to reduce avoidable readmissions. HealtHIE Nevada just announced a collaboration between the Nevada Hospital Association (NHA) and Collective Medical to promote and coordinate care management to counter this challenge.
The effort combines the depth of HealtHIE Nevada’s data with Collective’s nationwide network, clinical interoperability functionality, and user generated content and insights, to arm NHA member hospitals to better identify and support vulnerable patients at risk for readmission.
HealtHIE Nevada, the state’s only health information exchange, is connected to most of Nevada’s hospitals and is rapidly growing its network of additional providers. HealtHIE Nevada provides real-time, secure, and accurate exchange of clinical information to improve the value and quality of patient centered care.
“HealtHIE Nevada is excited to collaborate with the NHA and Collective on this initiative,” says Michael Gagnon, Executive Director of HealtHIE Nevada, in this press release. “Collective has proven its value through partnerships with other state HIEs by providing valuable and actionable insights at the point of care. We look forward to working with Collective to empower Nevada providers to deliver the best possible patient care.”
Collective Medical has a track record of success when it comes to reducing readmissions. Legacy Salmon Creek in Vancouver, Washington, was able to reduce its all-cause 30-day readmission rate by 24.9 percent, and overall ED visit rate by identified high utilizers by 81 percent with the Collective Platform.
This effort plans to kick off by fall of 2019. You can learn more about it here.
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