RightCare Solutions and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Announce Partnership to Reduce Readmissions

Nov 02, 2012, 08:00 ET from RightCare Solutions, Inc.

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RightCare Solutions, Inc., an evidence-based technology organization specializing in hospital discharge planning and readmission management, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (Jefferson) today announced a partnership aimed at improving patient care transitions and reducing readmissions.  By leveraging RightCare's Discharge Decision Support System (D2S2), Jefferson's staff of case managers will utilize evidence-based point-of-care tools to improve and enhance patient outcomes.

"At Jefferson, we continuously look to incorporate innovative technology-enabling solutions that will benefit our patients directly and RightCare's D2S2 platform can do that," said Patrice Miller, MSN, MBA, Vice President, Clinical Resource Management, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.  "We are delighted to lead the way with RightCare in implementing this unique decision support tool."

The Discharge Decision Support System's point-of-care platform identifies patients, at admission, who need post-acute care referrals.  Equipped with this information at the start of a hospitalization, case managers and nurses can optimize patient care throughout the length-of-stay by crafting customized care plans, mobilizing family members and caregivers, and arranging for post-discharge services.  

"Our team of Information Systems professionals has moved swiftly to facilitate seamless integration of D2S2 into our existing Case Management system," said Stephen Tranquillo, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.  "We recognize the value that decision support tools like D2S2 bring to case managers and their patients, and we are fully committed to partnering with Patrice and the Clinical Resource Management team on this exciting initiative."

"It is an honor to partner with such a leading and innovative institution as Jefferson," said Eric Heil, Co-Founder and CEO of RightCare.  "Their case managers and nurses care deeply about the patients they serve, and they embody the values and outcomes that we strive to achieve.  We look forward to our role in helping to reduce readmissions across the entire hospital with our D2S2 platform."

About Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals (TJUH) are dedicated to excellence in patient care and education. It is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the nation's top hospitals.   It has over 950 licensed acute care beds with major programs in a wide range of clinical specialties. TJUH is one of the few hospitals in the U.S. that is both a Level 1 Trauma Center and a federally-designated regional spinal cord injury center.  TJUH patient care facilities include: Jefferson Hospital, Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, and Methodist Hospital in South Philadelphia. Additional out-patient sites are located throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  TJUH is a part of Jefferson Health System and a partner of Thomas Jefferson University.

About RightCare Solutions, Inc.
RightCare Solutions believes that evidence-based technology can empower nurses, discharge planners, and case managers to revolutionize the discharge planning process. With our proprietary Discharge Decision Support System, D2S2, hospitals, insurers, and homecare agencies improve the quality of care for patients while alleviating the devastating toll that 30-day readmissions exact on the healthcare system. Based on a decade of research conducted at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, the D2S2 platform enables continuous point-of-care decision support, optimizes workflow, and dramatically improves post-acute care transitions.  Visit www.RightCareSolutions.com or follow-us on Twitter at @TeamRightCare to find out more.

Eric Heil 
Co-founder, President & CEO
Phone: 215.646.8800
Email: info@rightcaresolutions.com

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