Patient Pathways helps improve the quality of life for kidney care patients while reducing costs, as demonstrated through1:
With Patient Pathways, kidney care patients are simply better prepared for the outpatient dialysis setting. Patient Pathways nurses and patient liaisons use their expertise in kidney patient care and discharge planning to help ease patient transitions to the outpatient setting. Patients select a center that best meets their needs from a schedule, insurance, location and preferred nephrologists perspective.
Patient Pathways offers a variety of integrated kidney care solutions to help your hospital address the complex needs of kidney care patients.
The onsite renal nurse and/or patient liaison meets with each ESRD patient (and their caregivers, if desired) to provide resources on topics such as:
In addition, the onsite liaison works with the patient to identify a provider-neutral list of convenient outpatient dialysis clinics for the patient to choose from. The nurse and liaison will work with that clinic directly to get the patient placed and schedule their first dialysis treatment per physician orders.
Experienced renal nurses provide further education and care transition management related to:
Patient Pathways is a 2013 Case In Point Platinum Award finalist for "Best Transition of Care Program" and "Best Discharge Planning Program." Case in Point is a unique awards program recognizing the most successful and innovative case management programs working to improve healthcare across the care continuum.
1Patient Pathways average data as of May 2012
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