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Better Caregiver Education

Better Caregiver Education
As value-based care initiatives slowly shift the focus of the business of healthcare from “transactions” to sustainable health processes, regulatory bodies have been issuing guidelines at a frenzied pace. Growing research on caregiver influence on patient compliance and legislation have physician and healthcare vendors looking for ways to reach these new stakeholders.

The road to health is paved with good intestines!
― Sherry A. Rogers

Better Caregiver Education

To maximize the impact of care post-discharge, 30 states have elected to take part in the CARE Act (Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable), which requires providers to 1) record the family caregiver’s name on the patient’s medical record, 2) inform the family caregiver when the patient is to be discharged, and 3) provide the family caregiver an education on the medical tasks to be performed on the patient at home. (Source: www.thewellnessnetwork.net)
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