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El Camino Hospital In the News

EHR risk stratification can reduce readmissions

Last Updated Aug 2013


Image of FierceHealth LogoReal-time, electronic health record-based risk stratification can reduce hospital readmissions, according to a new study published online in BMJ Quality & Safety. The study involved the examination of 1,747 adult inpatients with heart failure readmissions and other heart conditions over two years at Parkland Health and Hospital System, a 780-bed teaching hospital in Dallas...

Meanwhile, the use of predictive analytics and videoconferencing with nursing home staff reduced readmissions by 25 percent for El Camino Hospital, a 443-bed facility in Mountain View, Calif.

Read the full article and get links to the study on the Fierce Healthcare website.