SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 3, 2013) - Citing a long-term goal of lowering preventable readmissions for Medicare patients, the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California, a non-profit hospital and health system trade association, and CareInSync announced today a partnership aimed at helping care teams improve coordination of safer and more efficient care transitions for patients. As technology provider for the Santa Clara County Acute Care to Skilled Nursing Facility Collaborative Program (AC2SNF), CareInSync will use its Carebook™ platform to deploy the first-of-its-kind Mobile Care Navigation Network (MCNN) connecting Santa Clara County hospitals and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) beginning first quarter 2014.
The AC2SNF program is funded by the Health Trust and managed by the Hospital Council. El Camino Hospital, a Mountain View-based community hospital, will serve as an advisor for the program, having created a robust readmission prevention program using advanced technologies, such as telepresence, that resulted in a decrease in seven-day readmissions over a one-year period.
"Over the last year, we have gained significant insight into how the use of advanced technologies can improve patient care and prevent unnecessary readmissions," said Cheryl Reinking, chief clinical operations/chief nursing officer, El Camino Hospital. "We look forward to serving as an advisor as the AC2SNF program is rolled out and helping other healthcare organizations achieve their readmission reduction goals."
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