Home Health & Hospice

This issue of Homecare Insider

Homecare Insider, January 27, 2014

The primary goal of every homecare agency is to deliver optimal patient care. In order to do so, you must have the essential equipment, staff, education, and resources. The other important tool you need is effective communication. Poor communication, as we know, contributes to subpar transitions of care, unsatisfactory outcomes, and adverse events. In other words, your agency can't afford anything but effective communication.
 
This issue of Homecare Insider sheds light on the SBAR, a communication tool that helps providers with effective communication. Our Q&A explains how the SBAR can be implemented within the agency and who within the agency should be responsible for its implementation as a standardized tool.
 
Our product spotlight focuses on the ICD-10 transition. Are you looking for an efficient and cost-effective way to prepare your agency for the ICD-10? Beacon Health has the training materials – webcasts and books – that you can use to begin training today!
 
Questions or comments? Please let me know!
 
Best,
Casey Pickering