For hospitals, readmission rates dictate the quality of care in that hospitals are also penalized by reducing government payouts for high readmission rates. Irrespective of whether you want to avoid penalties or just improve your patient care, data analytics may be the solution.
By combining social and economic data with electronic health records (EHR), hospitals and doctor’s offices can easily create patient profiles that will predict how likely they are to require readmission, even before care is provided.
Combining real-time and accurate data with a deep understanding of what causes patients to experience distress is the most important skill not just for identifying readmission rates, but for actually reducing them. By focusing on patients in the high-risk segment, hospitals can target patients with a higher likelihood of readmission for additional care during their first visit, and thus reduce the readmission rate of these patients.
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