Fierce Health IT December 4, 2019
Farzad Mostashari, M.D., Claudia Williams, Manifest MedEx

Medicare should require hospitals and healthcare systems to send out ADT notifications, say two former senior health policy officials.

Anybody who has had a loved one with an acute hospitalization or a chronic illness will have experienced some of the many ways in which healthcare systems fail to live up to the values and ideals of the people who have chosen healthcare as a calling.

Healthcare is complicated indeed, but there are rare instances where the problem and solution are shockingly clear.

When a patient—let’s call her “Mom”—is discharged home from the hospital, she, like many other patients, is in danger. Mom is weakened by her illness and immobility. She is taking several new medications begun just days or even...