Patient transfers are a necessary function that can be inefficient and frustrating. Your transfer processes, both referring and receiving patients, can significantly impact your reputation. Efficient patient transfers may increase patient acquisition, as well as retention.
When Kris LaHote, PMP, Manager of the Program Management Office for Conduit Health Partners, was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time, she believed she could either say “Why me?” or seek something good that might come out of it.
Are you interested in partnering with Conduit Health Partners for transfer center services but want to hear what other clients have said about our services? View our most recent video where four health care executives outline their experience and results working with Conduit for Patient Transfer Center services.
Health care is changing. Fast. But one constant remains — the challenge of managing the flow of patients in and out of your hospital or health system.
Even before COVID-19, patient transfers were problematic for most hospitals and health systems. Then, the pandemic added more strain. Finding the best way to handle patient flow has become increasingly difficult, with higher patient volumes and staff shortages.
One of the goals behind the creation of Conduit Health Partners was to improve access to care for all populations of people. With our partners Nurse Disrupted and The Salvation Army we have come closer to that goal. Through our 24/7 Nurse-First Triage service, Conduit Health Partners is providing 24/7 nursing services to homeless shelters.
Over the last two years, the U.S. healthcare system has worked around the clock to care for countless patients. The struggle has been intense, and hospitals and health systems nationwide have risen to the challenge.
Still, the heavy influx of patients resurfaced a long-standing problem. Healthcare disparities remain significant, drastically reducing access to quality care services for racial, ethnic and cultural minority groups.
In regard to the achievement, Cheryl Dalton-Norman had this to say: “I am humbled and honored to be counted among those recognized by the Cincinnati Business Courier.
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Recently, Becker’s Hospital Review touched upon the pain point of health care access and patient transfers. Calling for a new approach to patient transfer, Becker’s Hospital Review recently posted an article about how industry leaders, including Conduit, had a discussion about how healthcare organizations can optimize transfer services with a data-driven approach and technology to retain patients and inspire growth.
Unnecessary ER visits cost the healthcare industry at least $47 billion per year, according to a report from Accenture consulting firm (2021). The report cites patients with “low health system literacy” as one key cause of excessive ER visits. The complexity of today’s health system drives patients to the ER for acute needs that could be addressed in less expensive health settings, according to the report.
In addition to their negative impact to a hospital’s bottom line, excessive ER visits also put additional strain on clinical and support staff, while diverting valuable resources from patients experiencing serious health crises which truly require emergency care.
Spurred by the COVID-19 crisis, nursing shortages and the incentive to avoid penalties, the industry became more innovative. Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) programs pair wearable devices with telehealth response capability. These programs provide frequent patient monitoring without requiring in-person visits and tests – a capability that is especially important for those who live in remote areas, those with chronic conditions and those transitioning from hospital to home. Medical professionals can evaluate daily reports and reach out to those patients with immediate issues.
An innovator in the health care space, Conduit Health Partners’ use of data is a driving factor in helping to determine the correct type of care each patient should receive, when they should receive it, if that care is best delivered in the hospital or at home, and how that care will impact the bottom line for both the health care services provider and the patient.
The Great Resignation has led to millions of Americans re-evaluating their jobs and trying to find what they want in life. Nurses are at the top of this list. Nursing turnover has never been higher. Engagement and retention for nurses are incredibly important. Leaders at Conduit are actively creating solutions to increase the sense of belonging and job satisfaction that are the building blocks of keeping valuable and talented nurses on our teams.
A growing number of health systems, hospitals and other providers are turning to safe alternatives to traditional health care delivery. Remote patient monitoring services are not new, but the pandemic has accelerated interest and adoption of RPM services after COVID-19 presented various health and safety risks for in-person care. Remote patient monitoring services are growing in popularity, and they are becoming increasingly necessary amid pandemic challenges, staff shortages, high census and decreasing reimbursement.
We are excited to partner with Nurse Disrupted to offer our 24/7 Nurse-First Triage solution. Recently, Nurse Disrupted wanted to expand their nursing services to homeless shelters to help address the needs of underserved populations. To help them achieve their goal, they brought in Conduit Health Partners.
To celebrate Women’s History Month, Conduit Health Partners is excited to feature Colleen Williams, Clinical Nurse Manager.