While studies show that pharmacists can reduce preventable readmissions by as much as 86%, less than one-third of hospitals actually involve pharmacists in discharge counseling or post-discharge follow-up of high-risk patients.

Mike Cantrell, RPh, Esq, VP of Pharmacy Network Development, Ateb

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Ateb Canada is now a part of Omnicell: Dedicated to Medication Adherence.

Inspired by care, Omnicell offers our pharmacy partners an innovative suite of solutions to increase patient engagement and improve medication adherence, enabling differentiation in the value-based outcomes healthcare continuum.

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What would reducing preventable hospital readmissions do for overall health care?

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By coordinating their efforts, hospitals and community pharmacies are able to reduce readmission rates significantly. Engagement of the community pharmacist at the time of discharge establishes inpatient-outpatient continuity of care. Pharmacists are well-positioned to ensure that patients understand all medication changes that occurred during their hospital stay, receive the right medications at discharge, are reminded to follow up with their physicians in a timely fashion, and receive monitoring for adverse events and medication adherence. These pharmacy-delivered services have been shown to reduce 30-day readmissions by as much as 50 percent.

—Rebecca W. Chater, RPh, MPH, FAPhA

Innovation to Prevent Readmissions

Ateb Canada is innovatively disrupting the “revolving door” by coordinating the efforts of community hospitals and pharmacies to prevent 30-day hospital readmissions. Ateb Canada’s pharmacy-based patient care solutions enable hospitals and community pharmacies to mutually improve quality and reduce preventable readmissions, thereby lowering the overall cost of health care.

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Transitional Care Solution

Ateb Canada’s Transitional Care Solution helps prevent medication errors that frequently occur during the transition from one care setting to another, such as being discharged from a hospital and returning home or being admitted to a long-term care facility.

By having Ateb Canada as a connector, hospitals are able to provide discharge data to Ateb Canada using standard established processes that don’t require new integration or IT work. Ateb Canada then works with its local pharmacy partners to review the discharge information and prompting a series of timely interventions that ensure high touch patient follow-up to prevent costly readmissions.

Benefits to Hospitals

Ateb Canada’s Transitional Care Solution helps hospitals reduce preventable 30-day readmissions due to pharmacist intervention by:

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