Florida Reduces Hospital Readmissions

A report by the Florida Hospital Association stated that readmissions dropped 15% over two years. A group of over 200 hospitals joined together with a goal of improving service and saving money. This resulted in atleast 25 million dollars in savings. To read more,...

Transitional Care Helps Patients

Transitional care has been found to help improve patient's outcomes following a hospital visit. A new study by Health Affairs found that patients who recieved this care were 20% less likely to be readmitted into the hospital for the same condition within the...

Social Work Care Reduces Readmission Rates

Binghamton University's College of Community and Public Affairs and SUNY Upstate Medical University reported results from a two year study that included 100 at risk patients. The study provided additional care from social workers who follwed up with patients to...

New Study Reveals Preference for ER Care

A study by Health Affairs found that low-income patients prefer care from emergency rooms in hospitals over a primary care doctor. This practice is more costly for hospitals and could be less beneficial for patients. Patients reported that the ER was an easier,...

Improving Medication Adherence Improves Patient Outcomes

CVS Caremark released results of a study which found that children with asthma who adhered to their medications were less likely to experience future medical problems related to their asthma. In the past, doctors and hospitals had no incentives to help patients...

PiCC Receives Funding Award!

​ The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation has awarded $16,000 in funding to JFS Washtenaw County's Older Adult Services program Partners in Care Concierge (PiCC). Click HERE to read the...