GETTYSBURG, Pa., Feb. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Some $25 billion to $45 billion are lost each year due to poor transitions of care, the failing of the health care system to properly and efficiently transfer a client receiving care from one setting to another. There are many reasons for this, but one major factor is a lack of information sharing between mental health and primary care providers. To combat poor transitions of care, Netsmart thought leaders have identified key operational issues contributing to the problem and have highlighted three models of care that influence the methods being utilized today. This is the focus of a new white paper that looks at the powerful impact improved transitions of care can have on individuals with mental illness.
"Our passion is to help providers not simply digitize care, but provide integrated care that results in better accessibility to services, improved outcomes and overall improvement in health," says Netsmart Chief Executive Officer, Mike Valentine. "Our white papers offer providers a roadmap to navigate the landscape while enhancing quality of care."
To better understand the importance of improving transitions of care, this Netsmart white paper focuses on three historic models that are influencing transitions of care today. These models are:
- The Care Transitions Intervention — a low cost, low intensity transitions of care intervention
- The Transitional Care Model — an intervention targeting high-risk, high-cost elderly patients
- Project RED (Re-engineered Discharge) — an evidence-based intervention
Netsmart is providing this white paper titled, "In Transition: How Electronic Data Sharing Enables Improved Health Outcomes and Reduced Costs," free of charge to OPEN MINDS members and health and human services executives via the OPEN MINDS Circle Library. Download the free white paper today at: http://www.openminds.com/market-intelligence/resources/netsmart-transitions-in-care.
Netsmart is committed to helping health and human services providers deliver effective, outcomes-based care with Netsmart's CareFabric™ solution, a tightly woven framework of innovative clinical and business solutions and services that supports integrated, coordinated delivery of health services across the spectrum of care.
More than 23,000 client organizations, including 450,000 care providers and more than 40 state systems, use Netsmart solutions to help improve the quality of life for more than 25 million people each day.
Netsmart is pleased to support the EveryDay Matters Foundation, which was established for behavioral and public health organizations to learn from each other and share their causes and stories. For more information, visit www.everydaymatters.com
Learn more about how Netsmart and the CareFabric solution are changing the face of healthcare today. Visit www.ntst.com, call 1-800-472-5509, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or visit us on YouTube.
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