Change is coming to health care.
Hospital to hospital transfers are a significant source of growth and revenue for many health systems.
It is estimated that an average of 3.5% of all hospital inpatient admissions come from interhospital transfers, with larger facilities having a significantly higher proportion of transfers accounting for their total admissions.
However, the interfacility transfer is still a fragmented process that can lead to medical errors and even death. Finding safer ways to receive transfers from other hospitals can improve patient care, decrease costs and increase patient and physician satisfaction.