Improving Outcomes

The Importance of Post-Discharge Follow-Up in Patient Outcomes

<div class="right-align"> <a class="btn btn-blue _gt" data-category="Hospital" data-action="Click-Button" data-label="Blog-The Importance of Post-Discharge Follow-Up in Patient Outcomes" href="https://www.kindredhealthcare.com/docs/default-source/default-document-library/hd-patient-engagement.pdf?sfvrsn=1cc598ea_2" title="Improving Outcomes Through Patient Engagement: 3 Key Strategies" target="_blank">Download this article as a PDF</a></div> <br /> <p>With consumers&rsquo; growing interest in their care, physicians are increasingly seeing the benefits that greater involvement can have with regard to patient …

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Technologies that Connect and Inform Patients Can Improve Outcomes

<div class="right-align"> <a class="btn btn-blue _gt" data-category="Hospital" data-action="Click-Button" data-label="Blog-Technologies that Connect and Inform Patients Can Improve Outcomes" href="https://www.kindredhealthcare.com/docs/default-source/default-document-library/hd-patient-engagement.pdf?sfvrsn=1cc598ea_2" title="Improving Outcomes Through Patient Engagement: 3 Key Strategies" target="_blank">Download this article as a PDF</a></div> <br /> <p>Compounded by the pandemic and driven by increased consumerism, patients are more interested in their healthcare than ever before. With a …

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Benefits of Patient Inclusion in Interdisciplinary Care Team Discussions

<p>In the years leading up to and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers have taken a greater interest in their overall health, especially those with chronic illnesses. In a 2020 survey conducted by The Advisory Board, 66% of respondents with chronic conditions were more interested in taking a proactive approach to health, and 56% were more …

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America’s complex patient population: A HeathLeaders e-Book

<p>America&rsquo;s patient population is becoming increasingly complex, with more chronic illnesses and comorbidities. These patients require specialized care after a hospital stay in order to achieve optimal outcomes. Our recently published e-Book with HealthLeaders explores some of these complexities and explains why LTACHs are often the most appropriate setting to treat these patients.&nbsp;</p> <p>In this …

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LTACHs vs SNFs: Distinct Patient Profiles

<p>Determining the appropriate post-acute care (PAC) delivery setting for a patient based on his or her medical needs is essential to achieving optimal outcomes and reducing readmissions, especially immediately following a stay in the ICU. However, not all post-acute providers have the same capabilities, and therefore do not care for patients with the same clinical …

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Maximizing Patient Outcomes Through Acute Rehabilitation Units Within LTACHs

<div class="right-align"> <a class="btn btn-blue _gt" data-category="Hospital" data-action="Click-Button" data-label="Blog-Maximizing Patient Outcomes Through Acute Rehabilitation Units Within LTACHs" href="https://www.kindredhealthcare.com/docs/default-source/default-document-library/maximizing-patient-outcomes-through-acute-rehabilliation-units-within-ltachs.pdf?sfvrsn=f5a790ea_2" title="Maximizing Patient Outcomes Through Acute Rehabilitation Units Within LTACHs" target="_blank">Download this article as a PDF</a></div> <br /> <p>Many patients recovering from an illness or injury benefit from comprehensive rehabilitation provided in acute rehabilitation units (ARUs). An ARU …

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Meeting Today’s Complex Pulmonary Needs through LTACH Expertise

<div class="right-align"> <a class="btn btn-blue gt" data-category="Hospital" data-action="Click-Button" data-label="Blog-Meeting Today’s Complex Pulmonary Needs through LTACH Expertise" href="#" title="Meeting Today’s Complex Pulmonary Needs through LTACH Expertise" target="_blank">Download this article as a PDF</a></div> <br /> <p>Recent research indicates that acute respiratory failure mortality rates are continuing to increase, further heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic and seasonal epidemics, …

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Strategies for Managing Critically Ill Patients in 2021

<p>In 2021, choosing the appropriate care path for critically ill patients will remain essential to achieving optimal outcomes for patients and managing total costs of care as the healthcare industry continues to support the influx in utilization due to the pandemic.</p> <p>While LTAC hospitals provide care for a very high-acuity, niche patient population – historically, …

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Improve Outcomes for Critically Ill Patients: 2021 Strategies

<p>In 2021, choosing the appropriate care path for critically ill patients will remain essential to achieving optimal outcomes for patients and managing total costs of care as the healthcare industry continues to support the influx in utilization due to the pandemic.</p> <p>While LTAC hospitals provide care for a very high-acuity, niche patient population – historically, …

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Your Guide to Post-COVID Patient Types and Recovery: Differences Between PICS and Long-Haulers

<p>Based on continued evaluation of the patients suffering from and recovering from COVID-19, a new subset of patients is emerging, formally called &ldquo;post-COVID". These patients experience long-lasting symptoms and typically fit into one of two categories:</p> <ol> <li>The sickest COVID patients who spent considerable time in the hospital (often the intensive care unit) and often …

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The Growing Importance of Advanced Hospital‑Level Infection Control: 5 Differing Standards in Post-Acute Care Protocols

<div class="right-align"> <a class="btn btn-blue _gt" data-category="Hospital" data-action="Click-Button" data-label="Blog-The Growing Importance of Advanced Hospital‑Level Infection Control" href="https://www.kindredhealthcare.com/docs/default-source/default-document-library/hd-infection-control-whitepaper.pdf?sfvrsn=9e3396ea_2" title="The Growing Importance of Advanced Hospital‑Level Infection Control" target="_blank">Download this article as a PDF</a></div> <br /> <img src="https://www.kindredhealthcare.com/images/default-source/blog-images/the-kindred-continuum/hd-infection-control-blog-graphics-1.jpg?sfvrsn=f53396ea_2" data-displaymode="Original" alt="This guide highlights five standards maintained by long-term acute care hospitals to combat infection and protect the most vulnerable …

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Continued Care for COVID Recovery: How LTAC Hospitals Help Post-COVID Patients

<div class="right-align"> <a class="btn btn-blue _gt" data-category="Hospital" data-action="Click-Button" data-label="Blog-Continued Care for COVID Recovery: How LTAC Hospitals Help Post-COVID Patients" href="https://www.kindredhealthcare.com/docs/default-source/default-document-library/kindred-how-ltac-hospitals-help-post-covid-patients.pdf?sfvrsn=dbab89ea_2" title="Continued Care for COVID Recovery: How LTAC Hospitals Help Post-COVID Patients" target="_blank">Download this article as a PDF</a></div> <br /> <p>The latest research findings are honing in on the clinical conditions associated with COVID-19, along with …

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For Continued Acute Level Care, LTAC Hospitals May Be the Best Option

<div class="right-align"> <a class="btn btn-blue _gt" data-category="Hospital" data-action="Click-Button" data-label="Blog-For Continued Acute Level Care, LTAC Hospitals May Be the Best Option" href="https://www.kindredhealthcare.com/docs/default-source/default-document-library/kindred-continued-care-after-icu.pdf?sfvrsn=30b589ea_2" title="For Continued Acute Level Care, LTAC Hospitals May Be the Best Option" target="_blank">Download this article as a PDF</a></div> <br /> <p>A patient&rsquo;s full recovery is only made possible when they have access to the …

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Reducing Respiratory Failure Readmissions While COPD Is on the Rise

<div class="right-align"> <a class="btn btn-blue _gt" data-category="Hospital" data-action="Click-Button" data-label="Blog-Reducing Respiratory Failure Readmissions While COPD Is on the Rise" href="https://www.kindredhealthcare.com/docs/default-source/default-document-library/kindred-respiratory-failure-whitepaper.pdf?sfvrsn=74f58dea_2" title="Reducing Respiratory Failure Readmissions While COPD Is on the Rise" target="_blank">Download this article as a PDF</a></div> <br /> <p>Diagnoses of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) have been on the rise since the early 2000s. By 2030, …

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Healthcare Headlines: October 2019

<h2 class="heading-medium">Does Value-Based Pay Have A Future?</h2> While just about everyone in healthcare likes the idea of paying for outcomes, there still remains a challenge on how to fairly implement it. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) was a major step away from fee-for-service for physicians; subsequently, private payers began to …

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Treating Sepsis in a World of Value-Based Care

<div class="right-align"> <a class="btn btn-blue _gt" data-category="Hospital" data-action="Click-Button" data-label="Blog-Treating Sepsis in a World of Value-Based Care" href="https://www.kindredhealthcare.com/docs/default-source/default-document-library/kindred-treating-sepsis-in-a-world-of-value-based-care.pdf?sfvrsn=a3518cea_4" title="Treating Sepsis in a World of Value-Based Care" target="_blank">Download this article as a PDF</a></div> <br /> <p>A recent study indicates that <strong>the incidence of sepsis among hospitalized patients is increasing by 8.7%</strong> per year.<sup>1 </sup>Due to the severity …

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