News | December 06, 2007

Studer Discharge Follow Up Software Sales Hit 100 Hospitals

December 7, 2007 - Studer Group today said its Discharge Call Manager software solution (DCM) has been purchased by 100 hospitals around the country to help improve clinical outcomes and bottom-line results by ensuring staff follows up with patients after discharge and gets quantifiable answers to specific questions.

DCM is a Web-based application that automates the framework of post-discharge calls by auto-populating patient lists, showing customized questions by area and automating results for tracking.

Prior to developing DCM, Studer Group founder Quint Studer examined evidence demonstrating that, among other things, hardwiring discharge calling into the culture of a hospital or healthcare practice reduced readmissions to the hospital within 72 hours, reduced emergency department returns within 24 hours, and dramatically increased patient satisfaction with the hospital experience.

But Studer also found that most healthcare groups were inconsistent in making discharge calls, tracking the information from the calls and generating reports to share information from the calls. The software, DCM, was designed to solve these problems. McCrory oversees installation of the software at hospital sites, helps the hospitals determine which questions to ask and track, and aids the hospitals in aggregating outcomes based on the use of DCM.

DCM works by linking to a hospital's electronic medical records and auto-populating fields so hospital staff can be alerted which patients to follow up with on which day and which questions to ask that patient.

Outcomes from the Studer Group DCM follow-up interviews showed an increased efficiency of the data input process for information from discharge calls rose from zero before implementation of DCM to 71 percent after. The company also claims efficiency of patient call-list generation (targeting which patients to call and when) rose from 5 percent before DCM to 64 percent after.

For more information:

Related Content

Houston Methodist Hospital Enters Multi-Year Technology and Research Agreement With Siemens Healthineers
News | Imaging | August 17, 2017
Houston Methodist Hospital and Siemens Healthineers have entered into a multi-year agreement to bring cutting-edge...
Carestream Launches MR Brain Perfusion and Diffusion Modules for Vue PACS
Technology | Advanced Visualization | August 16, 2017
Carestream Health recently introduced new MR (magnetic resonance) Brain Perfusion and MR Brain Diffusion modules that...
ISMRM Issues Guidelines for MRI Gadolinium Contrast Agents
News | Contrast Media | August 15, 2017
The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) has provided new guidance in the use of contrast...
MRI Reveals Striking Brain Differences in People with Genetic Autism

Example images for a control participant , a deletion carrier, and a duplication carrier. In the sagittal image of the deletion carrier, the thick corpus callosum, dens and craniocervical abnormality, and cerebellar ectopia are shown. For the duplication carrier, the sagittal image shows the thin corpus callosum and the axial image shows the increased ventricle size and decreased white matter volume. Image courtesy of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

News | Neuro Imaging | August 09, 2017
August 9, 2017 — In the first major study of its kind, researchers using magnetic...
GE Healthcare's Signa Premier MRI Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance
Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 04, 2017
GE Healthcare announced Signa Premier, a new wide bore 3.0T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system, is now available...
brain with chronic traumatic injury
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 02, 2017
Fighters are exposed to repeated mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), which has been associated with neurodegenerative...
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 31, 2017
Elekta’s magnetic resonance radiation therapy (MR/RT) system will be the subject of 21 abstracts at the 59th American...
NIH-funded scientists have discovered that Parkinson’s disease increases the amount of “free” water in a particular brain area

NIH-funded scientists have discovered that Parkinson’s disease increases the amount of “free” water in a particular brain area. Image courtesy of David Vaillancourt, Ph.D., University of Florida.

News | Neuro Imaging | July 31, 2017
Scientists at the University of Florida have discovered a new method of observing the brain changes caused by Parkinson...
Overlay Init