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Maximizing Care Transition Efficiency

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Vish Anantraman, MD. Photo via Stuart Hochron, MD.

Vish Anantraman, MD, Chief Information Architect for North Shore LIJ Health System, is reducing the costs of care by using a management system that increases the efficiency of care transitions (inpatient to outpatient to home care).

“We identify high risk patients earlier than traditional case management through an internal health information exchange. We aggregate information for over 75 systems including all of our EMRs, home care systems, and case management systems to review patient data in real time,” Anantraman says.

Once a diagnosis is made, the system alerts care coordinators who begin to plan discharge management at the time of admission. The system designs personalized post-discharge care for complicated, high-risk cases. “We are moving rehab from long-term care facilities and skilled nursing facilities to home care to provide a higher level of care at a lower cost,” he says.

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Stuart Hochron

Stuart Hochron

    Dr. Hochron co-founded and is the Chief Medical Officer of Practice Unite, a mobile solution that improves healthcare communications and provides healthcare systems with a platform for their mobile strategy. His approach to coordinating care using customized, integrated mHealth tools has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, HIMSS Media, the Journal of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, MedCityNews, MedTechBoston, and by American College of Healthcare Executives and the New York eHealth Collaborative. Dr. Hochron’s approaches to mHealth integration are used throughout the care continuum to coordinate acute care, post-discharge care, and to monitor and manage long-term care.Hochron has more than 25 years of experience advising and working with healthcare systems and providers in his roles as a practicing physician and healthcare attorney. He received his MD degree from New York Medical College, and his JD degree from Rutgers Law School. He is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at UMDNJ-Rutgers medical school.

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