Patient Choice

Sentinel choice is a user-friendly platform designed to help you and your loved ones in an easy, smooth, and efficient transition from hospital to post-acute care (PAC) or skilled nursing facilities (SNF). We ensure seamless provision of information for a smooth and hassle-free discharge process thus saving time for the patients and their caregivers, ensuring premium patient care outcomes.
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CMS’ Discharge Planning Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced a new discharge planning rule that has been effectuated from November 29, 2019. This rule promotes thorough patient engagement in the selection and continuity of care across hospital settings. To improve care transitions, CMS recommends and explores options to advance electronic exchange of patient information across all care providers and with patients. The new discharge planning rule has also defined certain requirements for hospitals and home health agencies (HHAs) in this regard.

The essence is to make the discharge process more patient-oriented and real-time data based. Additionally, it simplifies the access of medical records for patients and all other parties involved in the discharge planning and processing.

Patient-first approach:

To meet the new discharge planning requirements of CMS Mandate, hospitals will need to:

  1. Identify and assess the patients with a serious or complex medical history, create discharge plans, and thoroughly evaluate patients in view of their discharge planning if patients or their physicians request it.
  2. Share complete medical and treatment information of the patient with PAC facilities and home-based providers upon completion of patient transfers.
  3. Provide patients and their caregivers easy access to patient’s medical records in their requested format.
  4. Keep a record of all choice efforts done to fulfill those requirements, in patients’ record files and timely update them.

NurseCare.AI’s Sentinel Choice Solution


  • User-friendly Interface
  • CMS Star Rating
  • Choice Comparison
  • Card facility
  • Choices confirmation
  • Surveys

User-friendly Interface

With a user-oriented approach, we have designed our application to facilitate your crucial decision-making process. Now efficient discharge planning is possible in just a few steps that are simple and time-saving.

CMS Star Rating

To increase your choice confidence, we facilitate you with CMS rating info of PAC settings, which is frequently updated.


Choice Comparison

What would be better than an interface allowing comparison of your preferences so that you can compare the desired features of your care provider and make better decisions.

Card facility

To further ease up the process, we provide simple facilities in the format of ‘cards’ that ensure convenience and comfort.

Choices confirmation

On the choices tab, you can make a confirmation of your chosen nursing facilities and view them at a later time with your family.

Choices confirmation

On the choices tab, you can make a confirmation of your chosen nursing facilities and view them at a later time with your family.

Current Discharge Risks and Sentinel Choice Solution

Current Risks

• Lack of coherence and transparency in the discharge process.
• Erratic discharge process with complex discharge arrangements.
• Incomprehensible discharge specifications.

  • Choice is easy to make with up-to-date data and virtual tours.
  • PAC analytics adhering to Medicare and HIPAA standards.
  • Simple and time-saving options for better discharge decisions.
  • Absolute patient involvement, leading to higher satisfaction and decreased readmissions.

Current Risks

• Lack of awareness of the discharge process.
•Inarticulate discharge specifications.
•Limited option for joint decision making.
•Less patient engagement due to cultural and language barriers.

  • Interface available in two languages.
  • Provides a common ground for patient and family preferences for caring services.
  • Comprehensible and non-complex list of care options brought to the bedside with a user-oriented interface.
  • Increased confidence of choice due to virtual tours and easily accessible post-acute analytics.

Current Risks

• Limited options for resource sharing.
• Gaps in communication between health and social care teams.
• Demand for inpatient beds.

  • Choice presented with advanced data and analytics adhering to Medicare and HIPAA standards
  • More patient involvement, leading to increased satisfaction and decreased readmissions


“When it was put together it worked so amazing because it’s all inclusive…because everything we want a patient to see in order to make an informed choice is right there at their fingertips. We used this pre-COVID…we loved it then and we absolutely love and thrive on it now”

Sierra View medical center

Kaweah Delta

Key Medical Group

Planning to choose the Sentinel Choice solution for your hospital? We are always here to help. Feel free to get in touch if you have any queries. Schedule a demo with our team here:

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