INFECTIOUS DISEASES SOLUTIONS: HOSPITAL BENEFITS

HOW ARE INFECTIOUS DISEASE DOCTORS INTEGRATED WITH YOUR SYSTEM?

Discharging hospitalized patients with severe infections that require IV antibiotics into an infectious disease-supervised outpatient infusion center has been proven to benefit both hospitals and patients alike.

Athena Medical Group provides improved patient care, patient satisfaction, and positive clinical outcomes through reduced length of stay and re-hospitalization avoidance and may allow you to achieve greater efficiency and better outcomes while retaining patients within your system.

RE-HOSPITALIZATION AND NEVER EVENT AVOIDANCE

Many hospitals are establishing separate units in the emergency room to transition patients with moderate infections directly to practice-based infusion centers. Additionally, post-surgical patients with infections can be treated in an outpatient setting as a result of direct referral from community physicians, avoiding patient re-hospitalization and hospital never event penalties.

PATIENT RETENTION

The ability to continue outpatient antibiotic care with the same employed or credentialed hospital infectious disease practitioners has multiple benefits. For example, patients remain in the hospital system, which sidesteps third party care providers and further aids in the continuity and quality of care throughout the entire course of therapy. This service capability within your affiliated infectious disease physician group allows you to provide ongoing care for patients with both acute and chronic parenteral needs in your hospital system.

SIGNIFICANT BENEFITS TO THE HOSPITAL INCLUDE:

  1. Expedited discharge of high acuity diseases (endocarditis, pneumonia, and bacteremia) compared to Long Term Acute Care (LTAC) or home infusion
  2. Improved clinical outcomes
    • Low recurrence and readmission rates
    • Low Clostridium difficile rates
    • Low catheter infection rates
    • Documented high cure rates
  3. Efficient patient enrollment
    • Scheduled at patient’s convenience
    • Outcome-oriented quality patient care

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