of primary care providers (PCPs) report being unaware of their patient's hospitalization.1
of Medicare beneficiaries directly discharged from the hospital to a skilled nursing facility (SNF) are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days at a cost to Medicare of $4.34 billion.2
1Vineet M. Arora, MD. et al. Problems After Discharge and Understanding of Communication With Their Primary Care physicians Among Hospitalized Seniors: A Mixed Methods Study. J Hosp Med. 2010 Sep;5(7):385-91.
2Vincent Mor, Ph.D. et al. The Revolving Door of Rehospitalization From Skilled Nursing Facilities. Health Aff (Millwood). 2010 Jan–Feb; 29(1): 57–64.
With PCP Notification and SNF Communication, ensure seamless hand-off communication between providers to improve patient care and safety, strengthen provider relations, and build loyalty.
Keep Primary Care Physicians Up to Date on Patient Care
Send automatic notifications to PCPs about their patient's hospital stay and provide access to the patient's personalized, recorded discharge instructions to ensure consistent communication and a seamless experience of care.
Bridge Gaps Between Hospitals and Skilled Nursing Facilities
Provide patient discharge notifications to SNFs along with a secure link to the patient’s care plan to improve the care transition and partner collaboration.
Vocera Care Experience helps improve the patient experience and reduce readmissions by engaging patients at critical points in the healthcare journey from pre-arrival, throughout a hospital stay, during the discharge process, and after they transition home or to another care setting.