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How New Innovations Impact Post-Acute Care

Post-acute care services have evolved in many ways since the Medicare Prospective Payment System in 1983. This helped encourage hospitals to reduce acute related expenses and days of hospitalization, making post-acute care a popular service for patients. Ever since post-acute services have introduced innovative solutions aimed to improve and meet patients’ needs.

Innovative Ways for a Successful Discharge

Emerging technologies and software have helped healthcare workers manage coordination and communication. Systems have been integrated into the transition process, resulting in more efficient and successful discharges.

Tools have been developed to identify, communicate, and track patient follow-ups across different sites. These innovations alert providers when they are needed, preventing hospital admissions/readmissions and improving patient outcomes while also reducing the cost of care. 

Innovation Has Changed Our Delivery Method

Facilities now offer many innovative methods of care. Especially when it comes to patients who cannot receive care in a facility.  Providing care to patients in their homes for conditions that range from:

  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Memory Care
  • Medical Social Work

The COVID-19 pandemic has made telehealth more important than ever. Presenting providers an alternative that will protect personnel and patients but also expanding access to those who need it. Boosting convenience and care for patients while reducing hospitalization rates, helping conserve supplies and bed space, according to Health Tech Magazine.

Medication Adherence

A number of companies are working to develop solutions to patients not taking their medication. Proteus Digital Health has developed a new approach to medication adherence by using an ingestible sensor, a wearable sensor patch, and a user-friendly app. Giving patients and providers health insights that result in a more efficient, healthier dialogue, and improved treatment plan. 

South Coast Post Acute Embraces New Innovations

As one of Southern California’s premier post-acute care facilities, we strive to provide high-quality care for all our patients. Enlisting in new innovations and approaches to meet each demand makes us the recovery center of choice. Contact us today to learn more. 

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