RelateCare’s team of experienced Registered Nurses, Medical Assistants, and Health Coaches empower healthcare organizations to seamlessly manage and coordinate patient care journeys.
Care Coordination & Clinical Solutions
Through our Care Coordination and Post-Discharge Follow-Up Programs, our clinical team reaches out to patients after they have been discharged from hospital (pre-op night before surgery, after discharge, after surgery – across multiple specialties and primary care: postpartum, behavioral health, heart/vascular/thoracic, transplant, stoke, etc.) in order to guide them through their transition home, reassure them about their recovery process, remind them of their medication adherence guidelines, and catch any red flags. This information is integrated in real time into the patients’ EMR.
Our Nurse Triage program provides 24/7 access to systematic, high quality healthcare advice with superior customer service in an efficient and personalized manner. Our experienced team of Registered Nurses listen to the patients concerns/needs/symptoms, utilize clinical nursing judgment, critical thinking, and peer reviewed electronic clinical Schmitt-Thompson protocols to identify the nature and urgency of client health care needs and determine the appropriate type of care needed, based on the clinical pathways for escalation with the hospital/health system.
Our Registered Nurses and clinical care team work in-baskets 24/7 impacting: turnaround times, triaging the acuity or need to escalate, decreasing provider burnout, allowing in-house staff to focus on direct face-to-face patient care, utilizing idle time out of hours effectively and reducing error rate. One important function within clinical messaging is the completion of medication refills, where RNs work from approved organizational medication refill policies and work to the top of their scope of practice.
RelateCare partners with public and private sector organizations in health promotion and preventative programs. Examples include Smoking Cessation and Breastfeeding Promotion. Health Coaches and Clinical Specialists provide support and advice to individual clients across telephone, webchat, SMS and social media platforms to individuals and groups who have self enrolled or have been referred to Healthcare Partner led programs.
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Healthcare organizations are under tremendous pressure to ensure clinical personnel are being utilized to the top of their licensure and scope of practice. Our clinical team of experienced Registered Nurses, Medical Assistants and Health Coaches act as an extension of your internal team to smooth the way for patients before and after their appointments. Our RN-led teams input clinical assessments and documentation directly into patients’ Electronic Health Records in real time. This frees up in-house clinical staff’s time to focus on in-person patient care.
As healthcare organizations navigate the demands of patient care in an increasingly digital landscape, the need for experienced and expert Registered Nurses has never been greater. At RelateCare, we understand the challenges faced by healthcare providers and offer tailored clinical solutions to alleviate the burden on in-house teams.
In the next edition of our Consultancy & Advisory thought-leadership series, we take a deep-dive into Quality Management Systems with our Director of Quality Assurance, Mary May. An experienced and knowledgeable expert in all aspects of quality solutions, Mary tells us about the subtle but important distinction between Quality Assurance and Quality Control, and why understanding this difference is key to a fully comprehensive and robust quality program.
More healthcare providers are making the strategic choice to centralize their patient access operations in an effort to move towards a a smoother, more streamlined experience for their patients, gaining in efficiencies and reducing waste. Regardless of the size or fragmentation of a healthcare system, this remains a viable option for strategic improvement.