How many doctors do you have? A primary care physician, perhaps a specialist or two? It turns out that the average Medicare beneficiary has seven unique physicians.1 That’s a lot of people to keep in the loop.
It can be tough to manage and coordinate care while also keeping everyone informed, but of the many responsibilities that care management entails, one of the most important is just that: communication. Effective care management and communication can be the difference between a patient being able to stay healthy at home or ending up back in the hospital.
Read on to find out how Liza, a Residential nurse, prevented a patient from being readmitted to the hospital by facilitating successful communication between multiple parties: a patient, a caregiver, a hospital and a home medical equipment supplier.