Easing the Transition from Hospital to Pediatric Post-Acute Care

February 25, 2022

No one likes the hospital; whether you’re five or 105 years old, the hospital probably ranks up there with going to the dentist. The long wait hours, cold chairs, piercing bright lights and having to repeat your medical history to a doctor every few hours make it uninviting. 

But to a child in the pediatric ward, hospitals can seem even scarier. Therefore, pediatric post-acute care agencies need to make the transition from the hospital to post-acute care easy. 

One way is by having the patient’s medical information from the hospital already in their EMR system before the patient is ready for intake. This makes the transition easier for everyone and allows the patient to receive the proper treatment faster.

Throughout this article, we discuss the process from hospital to pediatric post-acute care and how electronic medical records (EMR) can work for agencies so clinicians can focus on what matters most: patient care.

From Hospital to Post Acute Care 

Pediatric hospitals have top-notch technology to deliver the best treatments to their patients, but what about when they come home? Parents can’t take their child back and forth to the hospital constantly; it would cost a fortune and become highly stressful

Pediatric post-acute care agencies must have the right tools and technology to provide quality pediatric care around the clock and make it easier for patients and their families. 

From intake to discharge, agencies need to have the right EMR that frees up clinicians’ time to focus on caring for the patients and making sure the transition from hospital to pediatric home care is stress-free. 

How the Right Technology Increases Comfort for Patients and Families 

Client Intake Lists Make It Easier for Everyone 

Having the right technology to streamline the intake process is essential for any pediatric agency. It’s crucial for an agency to easily input and access future patient information to receive quality care faster. 

Agencies need a suitable EMR to keep track of future clients send alerts of payer requirements and workflows that must be handled before the client can be processed in the system.

Custom Pre-Payer Checklist for Streamlined Efficiency 

A customized pre-payer checklist ensures all mandatory items are completed before taking a patient in and ensuring documentation is correct regarding codes and services for the patient. 

Intake Module Is Taken at Time of Service 

Solutions such as KanTime, an intake module, and advance tracking allow agencies to collect intake at the time of service, leading to fewer mistakes, less wait time and more revenue. 

Skill Matching Tool Helps Both the Patients and the Clinicians 

Scheduling the right clinician with the right patient can be a challenge in itself. Agencies need an advanced scheduling tool that helps schedulers pair the right clinician for the right patient. Often, the patient and clinician don’t get along, or there is a miscommunication on what is needed for each party. 

With an EMR that has an advanced scheduling tool, schedulers can find the right match in seconds, no more sifting through multiple clinicians hoping they get along with the patient. 

Managing By Exception

KanTime pediatric electronic medical record is the gold standard of pediatric care. We strive to provide agencies with the best tools and technology to ensure their clinicians deliver quality pediatric patient care 24/7 and make the transition from hospital to home peaceful. 

To learn more about our pediatric software, check out our website, or request a custom demo today.

 

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