HRS Helps Cornerstone Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates by 60 Percent

By CIOReview | Friday, May 13, 2016

ROCHESTER, NH: Cornerstone VNA, a not-for-profit healthcare provider, announced that its collaboration with Health Recovery Solutions (HRS) has enabled the organization to achieve a 60 percent reduction in re-admission rates of Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) patients. HRS software helps healthcare providers prevent costly readmissions by engaging patients in a healthy lifestyle via a tablet-based tele-health program.

With the deployment of HRS software, Cornerstone was able to limit its 30-day re-admission rate of CHF patients to 4.8 percent. Previously, Cornerstone had a CHF re-admission rate of a 12.1 percent. This is a huge accomplishment considering the fact that the state average for home care hospital re-admissions in New Hampshire is 16.7 percent and 16 percent nationally.

HRS leverages various tools including medical education videos, incentives, surveys, teach-back quizzes, and care plans, to induce behavioral changes in CHF patients to live a healthy and responsible life style. The HRS tablets, integrated with wireless Stethoscope, PulseOximeters, BP Monitors, Thermometers, and Scales, facilitate tele-health monitoring for both clinicians as well as patient’s family members. Moreover, the solution offers a seamless communication platform, centered on patient engagement and education, to keep patients engaged in their recovery plan.

“I am very pleased that Cornerstone VNA is able to offer this new technology to our patients. The HRS Telehealth Units utilize a sophisticated software program to help us closely monitor patients with chronic illnesses and demonstrates our commitment to providing innovative programs that improve the health of our community,” says Julie Reynolds, Chief Executive Officer, Cornerstone VNA.