Whether it was reducing hospital readmissions or better tracking of incontinence, striking use of technology to improve resident care characterized the 2017 McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards winners. An independent panel of judges honored Greystone Healthcare Management, Dunwoody Village, Mather LifeWays, Illuminate HC and Lexington Health Network with top Gold Awards in five distinct categories. “This year’s McKnight’s Tech Award winners are an indicator of some of the best work that providers can do when they put their collective minds together,” McKnight’s Editorial Director John O’Connor said. “It never ceases to amaze me how creative and compassionate our entrants are. Residents and resident care are the ultimate winners with providers like these.”

CareRise Index was the exclusive sponsor of the McKnight’s Tech Awards competition, which drew entries from around the nation in each category. Greystone Healthcare Management, based in Tampa, FL, received the Gold in the Transitions category for its management of resident progressions among levels of care. GHN established the role of a transitional care coordinator, whose efforts help a patient make a successful re-entry into the community. The results are a reduced average length of stay and fewer rehospitalizations, according to Gregg Clavijo-Hopper, Greystone Vice President of Business Development. Read more here…

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