July 2, 2024

Transforming Hospital Discharge Processes Drives Better Patient Outcomes

Hospitals grapple with challenges in discharge processes, where delays contribute to patient throughput bottlenecks. These bottlenecks hinder care quality and admission capacity, posing significant financial burdens. Advocating for streamlined processes, Jonathan Shoemaker, CEO of ABOUT Healthcare, emphasizes the importance of proven protocols, purpose-built technology adoption, and reducing staff administrative tasks. Key barriers such as manual referral systems, departmental silos, and authorization delays underscore the need for effective strategies, including early discharge planning and multidisciplinary collaboration among successful health systems. Leveraging advanced technology facilitates seamless patient transfers to post-acute care facilities, enhancing overall care outcomes.


Read the full article in MedCity News.