LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- National Research Corporation is proud to announce the launch of Hospitalization Insights, a package of reports and dashboards that inform home health agencies about hospitalization rates, performance relative to their peers, and key opportunities for improvement. Understanding hospitalization metrics helps agencies enhance the patient experience, improve population health, and control healthcare costs. These key components of the product align with the mandates of the Affordable Care Act, including lowering costs by improving care across the continuum and providing a person-centered approach. Today's healthcare environment involves more hospitals and systems partnering with home health agencies in order to adopt optimal hospitalization management strategies. Jason Stevens, Vice President of Post-Acute Care at National Research, said the focus of hospitalization rates continues to increase throughout all of healthcare. "The Hospitalization Insights solution offers the level of data home health agencies need to spot opportunities for improvement, but also provide reports that will demonstrate your value as a care coordination partner to hospitals and other referral sources," Stevens said. Several benefits of the reports include real-time data focusing on the 30-day readmission rate and 60-day claims based Medicare admission rates, a patient risk assessment that provides statistics on potential hospitalization upon admission, and analysis reporting that showcases improvement opportunities. Learn more about the benefits. To learn more about Hospitalization Insights, to receive a demo, or to access a recording of a webinar on this topic contact National Research at email@example.com. About National Research Corporation For more than 30 years, National Research Corporation (NASDAQ: NRCIA|NRCIB) has been at the forefront of patient-centered care. Today, the company's focus on empowering customer-centric healthcare across the continuum extends patient-centered care to incorporate families, communities, employees, senior housing residents, and other stakeholders. Clinical outcomes and analytics solutions from National Research help identify a path to better quality outcomes and patient experiences for home health agencies. Recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the largest patient satisfaction firms in the U.S., National Research is dedicated to representing the true voice of patients and other healthcare stakeholders. This integration of cross-continuum metrics and analytics uncovers insights for effective performance improvement, quality measurement, care transitions, and many other factors that impact population health management. National Research is headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska. For more information, call 800-388-4264, write to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.nationalresearch.com .
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