What Works to Improve Care?

A new collection of success stories from the front lines of American health care provides free access to strategies used by hospitals and medical practices nationwide to improve care. This library of innovations is based on years of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded hospital and community-based health care quality improvement initiatives.

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Continuing Education for Health Care Professionals

Are you a nurse, doctor, or physician assistant? A free, online continuing education program created from the February 2013 Care About Your Care event will be available shortly.

Hear from national experts Mary Naylor, PhD, FAAN RN and Eric Coleman, MD, MPH, who have developed innovative models of care to help people make the difficult transition from hospital to home.

See what frontline clinicians from around the country are doing to address this complex problem. Learn what impact the Affordable Care Act may have on reducing avoidable readmissions and what light new data from the Dartmouth Atlas sheds on regional variations in care.

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Reducing Avoidable Readmissions through Better Care Transitions

Traditionally, efforts to reduce avoidable readmissions have focused on hospitals, but it is becoming clear that many factors along the care continuum influence readmissions. These innovative national models take a broader view of care transitions, and are implementing a variety of interventions aimed at reducing avoidable readmissions.

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