Short-Stay Care: The Importance of Data; Green Houses for Rehabilitation
January 3, 2014 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance
Aging services organizations that want referrals and other business from hospitals, managed care organizations, and accountable care organizations need to track and understand their clinical and financial data, states an article in the December 2013 issue of Long-Term Living summarizing a presentation from the 2013 American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living annual meeting. The uses of data go beyond securing business relationships. One organization gets the data from the clinical and data management systems of its partners and uses it to show its partners when they are discharging patients before they should, for example, and the operational and financial consequences. A smaller organization has found that data also facilitates decision making and supports the organization's quality assurance and improvement program.