Data analytics, telecommunications reduce readmissions

07/1/2013 | Healthcare Informatics online

Advanced telecommunications and data analytics helped reduce patient readmissions at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, Calif., by 25%, a case study by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives has found. The hospital's telepresence program, which was launched last July, has enabled its transition team to share information with the staff at long-term care facilities and monitor the post-discharge care of patients who were admitted to the hospital and later moved into the facilities.

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