June 13, 2014
Program Results Report
Barnabas Health in northern New Jersey developed the Transitions in Care program to improve transitions for frail adults age 65 and older with dementia and at least one other condition from the hospital to their home or a long-term care facility.
Learn how to improve care transitions and prevent avoidable hospital readmissions. Complete the series to earn nursing and medical education continuing education credits.
December 6, 2013
New Public Health
The Alliance for Health Reform will hold a briefing today in Washington, D.C. on an increasing trend at hospitals of "observing"—instead of admitting—Medicare beneficiaries to hospitals.
October 8, 2013
Hospitals with higher nurse-to-patient staffing ratios have lower odds of being penalized for excessive readmissions under The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program.
October 7, 2013
The aim of the program is to reduce readmissions while aligning hospitals’ financial incentives with payers’ and patients’ quality goals.
September 1, 2013
Understanding the readmission rates for homeless patients can provide communities with important information on caring for the homeless population and reducing hospital use.
June 28, 2013
Culture of Health
What would happen if hospital systems throughout US replicated Jeff Brenner's "hot-spotting" to ID highest-cost patients?
June 27, 2013
Human Capital Blog
Emergency departments play a key role in the nation’s health care system, according to a RAND Corporation study commissioned by the Emergency Medicine Action Fund.
May 30, 2013
Culture of Health
What does it take to keep the sick and elderly from spinning through the revolving doors of the nation’s hospitals? Answer: A village.
February 27, 2013
Medina hospital created a readmissions database and set up a new workflow process to target heart failure patients with education to avoid a readmission to the hospital. Over 18 months, readmissions were reduced by 9 percent.