January 13, 2016 – Think Research’s commitment to deliver higher quality care through evidence-based clinical order sets has successfully extended into the U.S. long-term and post-acute care market and is not only gaining momentum, but also attention.
In December 2015, Caring for the Ages, a monthly publication for long-term care practitioners published an in-depth article, INTERACT Order Set Target Avoidable Hospitalizations, written by Think Research’s David Robertson, and Dr. Joseph G. Ouslander, creator of INTERACT.
Think Research collaborated with Dr. Ouslander and an expert advisory panel in 2014 to develop INTERACT Compatible Order Sets, a set of evidence-based order sets that specifically target conditions responsible for the majority of avoidable hospitalizations in long-term and post acute care facilities. These order sets have now been implemented in a variety of projects focusing on reducing unnecessary hospitalizations of long-stay SNF patients. We are proud of the diligent efforts of our U.S. Long-Term Care team, and are excited to see and participate in the continued success of our strategic partners, including INTERACT, across the border.