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Hospital Readmissions - Part 2: Effective Interventions and Case Studies (NL0314B)


Author(s): Newsletter


Pre-Approved for: ACM, CA BRN, CCM, CDMS, CRC, CVRP, Delaware BON, Florida BON, RNs, RRP


Credit Hours: 6


Course Description

In this course we discuss hospital readmissions, specifically the range of interventions currently being applied or under study for reducing avoidable readmissions.


Course Format

Online

Course Objectives

  1. Discuss the evidence revealed from recent published interventions to improve transitions of care and reduce rehospitalizations.

  2. Explain the range of interventions currently being applied or under study for reducing avoidable rehospitalizations.

  3. Using the experiences of four case study hospitals describe the following lessons for hospitals seeking to reduce avoidable readmissions
    1. invest in quality first
    2. educate patients and their families in managing conditions
    3. align hospitals' efforts with those of community providers to provide a continuum of care
    4. use health information technology to integrate care across settings
    5. begin care management/discharge planning early
    6. maintain a "lifeline" with high-risk patients after discharge.

  4. Describe the following four interventions with very strong trial or evaluation data:
    1. Project Re-Engineered discharge (RED)
    2. Transitional Care Model
    3. Care Transitions Program
    4. Evercare

Course Overview

Outline: 

  • Article #1: Effective Interventions to Reduce Re-hospitalizations: A Survey Published Evidence
    Support provided by The Commonwealth Fund
    Boutwell, A. Hwu, S. Cambridge, MA: Institute for Healthcare Improvement; 2009.
    provided by a grant from The Commonwealth Fund

  • Article #2: Effective Interventions to Reduce Re-hospitalizations: Compendium 15 Promising Interventions
    Support provided by The Commonwealth Fund
    Boutwell, A. Griffin, F. Hwu, S. Shannon, D. Effective Interventions to Reduce Rehospitalizations: A Compendium
    of 15 Promising Interventions. Cambridge, MA: Institute for Healthcare Improvement; 2009.       

  • Article #3: Lessons from Top-Performing Hospitals
    by Sharon Silow-Carroll, Jennifer N. Edwards, and Aimee Lashbrook
    Health Management Associates

Course Price

$48.00
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