As a follow-up to one of our Top Ten Tech Trends, HCI takes an extended look at a readmissions reductions program that is centered around following the patient along the care continuum.

Reducing hospital readmissions is one of many initiatives the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has launched to help improve the quality of healthcare in the U.S. while reducing costs. However, recent national data shows that nearly one in five Medicare patients winds up back in the hospital within 30 days. As such, patient care organizations across the country have been working on institutionalizing readmissions reduction programs to help bring that number down.

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