Charleston, SC (PRWEB) September 22, 2012
AudiaHealth, a Charleston SC-based provider of patient engagement solutions, has been featured in a published study that demonstrates the effectiveness of ListenUP! for health, its interactive patient education technology in reducing hospital readmission rates.
Readmissions burden the system and they are traumatic for patients and their families, explains Linda S. Austin, MD, AudiaHealth founder and Chief Medical Officer. And as we know, starting this October, CMS will begin penalizing hospitals for excess readmissions. Health systems are eager to explore effective, cost-efficient solutions, including patient learning.
AudiaHealth contends that patient learning defined as a lasting behavior change via education and experience is an underutilized tool in improving clinical outcomes. At the same time, they recognize that the technology and staff interaction required for many patient education programs often proves cost prohibitive.