Using ‘gut feelings’ to identify the right patients for enrollment – Huddle for Care

Hello HealthDoers – This case study from the Huddle for Care website shares how the Peninsula Circle of Care program used “gut feelings” to identify qualified patients for their care transition services.

What do you think of their approach? Is it so simple that it is genius … Or does it overlook important qualifying factors? Would you ask for gut feeling referrals in your work?

Organization Background: Mills Peninsula is a non-profit hospital in Burlingame, CA that has partnered with the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and Peninsula Family Services to develop the Peninsula Circle of Care program. The hospital has 241 beds and serves a primarily elderly population (average age of 81) living alone with 90% on Medicare.