Before the Affordable Care Act and the movement of value-based care, hospitals really didn’t have to worry about making sure patients didn’t return to the hospital after discharge. Hospitals are facing penalties for readmission. Patient engagement has gone from being a theory to what organizations are now implementing to save money. Both patients and health organizations are seeking ways to learn ...

In a recent study by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), they conducted an analysis and made a suggestion of what it would take for a Hospital to save over $1 million dollars by hiring 9 professionals to work with a primary care team. This team is called the Primary Care Dream Team. The cost of readmission is high and ways to reduce readmission while improving care coordination is valuable. The avera...