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Topics: Insider, CareWire News, healthcare communication

Ken Saitow, President and CEO of CareWire, receives Bulldog 100 award from Meredith Johnson, Executive Director of Alumni Relations at the University of Georgia.

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Topics: Insider, Events, CareWire News

Recently, a long-time customer came to us looking for an innovative, cost effective way to reduce readmissions. Like many organizations, they have processes in place to identify a small percentage of discharges that are at risk for readmission. They strongly believed, however, that there was an opportunity to further reduce readmissions but did not have the resources to reach everyone or the tools to risk stratify the population.

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Topics: Insider, Population Health, Mobile

Streamlining the Patient Intake Process with an Automated Mobile-First Contact Strategy

The waiting room is full, there is a line forming at the front desk; new patient information has to be collected, patients’ records must be updated, and appointments need to be rescheduled. The patient intake process, particularly for new patients, can be time-consuming and arduous for team members and frontline clinic staff.

A simple way to streamline the process, while reducing errors, decreasing administrative strain, and reducing last-minute cancellations and no-shows, is with automated mobile-first messaging strategies. CareWire’s approach provides our users with efficiency by automating appointment reminders, offsite check-ins, preparation reminders, and completion of paperwork such as consent forms or intake forms before an appointment. Finally, the patient can communicate and prepare for visits with a tool that is always in their pockets: their smartphone.

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Topics: Mobile, Patient Satisfaction, Patient Journey, patient preperation, help with patient preperation

Improving outcomes and avoiding costly readmissions is at the top of most healthcare leaders’ agendas. The focus on these topics is of particular importance given the advent of programs such as the Hospital Readmission Reduction program

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Topics: Mobile, Prep and Recovery