SANDY, Utah, Dec. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SilverVue®, a provider of hospital patient transitional care and telemedicine technologies, announced today that it has partnered with Newport Hospital and Health Services to utilize SilverSearch™ in its patient choice for post-acute care transitions.
Steve Case, RN, BSN, CCM, Manager Utilization Review/Case Management for Newport Hospital commented, "Our local SNFs are almost always full so we need to find bed availability in locations as far as Spokane or Coeur d'Alene." He added, "The CMS ruling of the IMPACT Act requires that we provide patients data on quality and resource use measures, even if the facility is outside of the patient's desired location. The SilverVue tablet does this for us."
A critical access hospital (CAH) with two rural health clinics, Newport Hospital and Health Services is a general medical and surgical hospital in Newport, Washington, with 70 beds. They serve a patient population throughout Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. Last year, the hospital had over 400 hospital admissions with 185 post-acute care (PAC) admissions to Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) or acute care Swing Beds.
Designed by case managers for case managers, the SilverVue searchable tablet directory helps patients choose their transitional care by filtering their choice of transitional care agencies nationally available. SilverSearch displays real-time information that empowers patients to make the preferred choices most suited to them.
About Newport Hospital
The staff at Newport Hospital and Health Services commits to be trusted as the first-choice healthcare provider for our community. As a critical access hospital with two rural health clinics, we offer excellent care to all and proudly serve as a patient-centered medical home to our residents in Eastern Washington and our neighbors in Northern Idaho.
For more information, visit newporthospitalandhealth.org
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