Mountain States Health Alliance Hospitals Use SilverSearch for Patient Choice in Their Transitional Healthcare
Increasing Case Manager Efficiency While Improving Patient Outcomes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SANDY, UTAH – October 26, 2015 – SilverVue®, a provider of hospital patient transitional care and telemedicine technologies, announced today that it will partner with Mountain States Health Alliance to feature SilverSearch™ in its patient post-acute care transitions at Mountain States hospitals throughout Tennessee and Virginia.
Will West, SilverVue CEO, commented, “We are delighted to partner with Mountain States Health Alliance to give patients visibility and choice in selecting their post-acute care providers. “ He added, “Mountain States is clearly committed to quality care in all of their facilities, and SilverVue is committed to helping their patients make choices that allow for the best possible care after they leave the hospital.”
Designed by case managers for case managers, the SilverVue searchable tablet directory helps patients choose their transitional care by filtering their choice of care facilities nationally available.
For example, patients may select specialized care services, enter a zip code to locate facilities within a desired radius of their home, and choose their preferred insurance provider. The real-time information empowers patients to make the preferred choices most suited to them.
According to the AHRQ, “Roughly 40 percent of Medicare beneficiaries are discharged to a post-acute setting.” Patients who find that they need continuum of care after a hospital stay must decide where to receive this care. It may range from a short-term stay at an SNF (skilled nursing facility), a rehabilitation center, or long-term recovery. Hospital case managers oversee the orchestration of care management by the clinicians and pharmacists involved with the patient’s care.
About Mountain States Health Alliance
Since 1998, Mountain States Health Alliance has been bringing the nation’s best health care close to home to serve the residents of Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Southeastern Kentucky and Western North Carolina. This not-for-profit health care organization based in Johnson City, Tenn., operates a family of 13 hospitals serving a 29-county region. Mountain States offers a large tertiary hospital with a level 1 trauma center, a dedicated children’s hospital, several community hospitals, two critical access hospitals, a behavioral health hospital, two long-term care facilities, home care and hospice services, retail pharmacies, outpatient services, and a comprehensive medical management corporation. The team members, physicians and volunteers who make up Mountain States Health Alliance are committed to caring for you and earning your trust. For more information, visit MountainStatesHealth.com.
SilverVue is an innovative healthcare software company led by experienced technology entrepreneurs with a proven track-record of success. The Company is leveraging technology to solve healthcare challenges and has developed a technology platform to reduce healthcare costs while improving outcomes and increasing patient satisfaction.
The SilverVue tablet with SilverSearch supports CMS hospital compliance of 42 CFR 482.13(b)(1) & (2), which states that the patient has the right to participate in the development and implementation of his or her plan of care, and to make informed decisions regarding his or her care.
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