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13 Questions to Ask When Building your Patient Engagement Strategy


Is patient engagement one of your organization’s top priorities for 2015?  If you are like most hospitals, it probably is. 2015 is right around the corner! Chances are you are developing, or at least thinking about, your patient engagement efforts for next year. Before you begin, here are 13 questions to ask: 1.    What do…
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New Readmission Penalties Livens up Population Health Initiatives


CMS Readmissions penalties increased to 3 % on Oct. 1 and three more conditions were added to the list. The changes have reinvigorated conversations around population health management and care coordination. Not a day goes by when you don’t read about the latest nifty technology and new gadget that claim to help patients or doctors…
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We All Seem to Speak a Different Language in Health Care


Last week I attended the UHC Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. Skylight was one of five companies that presented in the innovation challenge. Rick Holbrook, our CTO, did a phenomenal job. He gave the best 7-minute presentation of the bunch. But, of course, I’m biased. Here is a quick snippet of Rick’s presentation. I was…
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Skylight Healthcare Systems Announces Annual Achievement Award Winners


SAN DIEGO – Oct. 28, 2014 – Healthcare professionals from leading acute care, specialty, academic, and pediatric hospitals gathered at the Hotel Del Coronado Oct. 13 – 15 for Skylight’s Eighth Annual Client Conference. The conference recognized 24 hospitals for excellence in quality, safety, satisfaction and engagement. Thirty-two awards were given across three categories: Outstanding…
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Skylight Healthcare Systems to Present at Becker’s ASC Annual Meeting


SAN DIEGO – Oct. 23, 2014 – Skylight® Healthcare Systems, developer of the industry’s most comprehensive patient engagement platform for hospitals and health systems, will present at Becker’s ASC 21st Annual Meeting Oct. 23 – 25 in Chicago. The session, “The technology prescription: Improve Outcomes with Patient Engagement,” will take place Oct. 25 at 10:25…
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Readmission Reimbursements Changes You Need to Know About


Oct. 1 marked the beginning of CMS’s fiscal year 2015 and begins changes to the readmission penalty program. The penalty for excess readmissions increases to 3 percent and two more conditions were added to the program: COPD and total hip arthroplasty/total knee arthroplasty. The addition of these readmission measures brings the total to five: 1.  …
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