Prevent 30-Day Readmissions
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Presented on June 27, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. (Eastern)
Recent value-based purchasing regulations that base incentive payments on improving 30-day hospital readmissions have rocketed readmissions to top priority for healthcare leaders.
Join HealthLeaders Media for readmissions approaches that work—from risk identification and communication, to developing cardiac reduction models, standardized care, and strategies for funding initiatives and patient engagement. Our customizable webcast allows you to pre-submit questions to our speakers to help guide the discussion, and ensure you get the answers your organization needs.
You’ll leave this live webcast with strategies to:
- Standardize the care process model for pneumonia and heart patients
- Tackle the readmission problem beyond your organization
- Assess and assign patient risk for readmission, including Medicare FFS patients
- Get answers to your specific readmissions questions
Featuring a brand-new format with:
- A customized webcast experience guided by your advance questions
- Live roundtable interview
- Expanded Q&A time during the webcast
- Free on-demand for 60 days following the live webcast
- Access to an exclusive online forum for peer-to-peer discussions
- Presentation slides to share with your team including: case studies, top takeaways, and action strategies
- Additional related resources from the HealthLeaders Media library
A tailored roundtable-style interview and discussion, guided by pre-submitted audience questions
- Identifying High-Risk Pneumonia and Heart Patients
- Defining risk
- Using risk modeling
- Quantifying psychosocial drivers to identify high-risk patients
- Using tools and best practices to standardize care and eliminate gaps
- Tapping into multi-disciplinary resources
- Using rounds to identify goals and barriers
- Using EHR and other data
- Creating formal discharge planning instructions and standardized order sets
- Tying readmissions programs to primary care
- Building a Social-Work-Driven Model
- Creating a 5-week intervention
- Engaging the patient in the readmission process
- Balancing the need for information without burdening the patient
- Differences between social worker and discharge planner
- Funding Readmission Initiatives
- Know what funding is available
- Understanding federal funding restrictions
- Measuring Program Success
- Metrics to track to prove efficacy
- Tracking patients that go to other hospitals, delays in getting the necessary patient data
- Anticipating the future of readmission rate reduction efforts
- Live Q&A (Customize this webcast to your needs! Pre-submit speaker questions.)
Jill Kalman, MD, Director, Cardiomyopathy Program, Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Institute, Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY, NY
Kalman is one of the physician leaders in charge of preventable readmission efforts and is the medical director of the PACT (Preventable Admission Care Team) Program. She has significant experience managing patients with advanced heart disease. Kalman is an expert in the field of congestive heart failure and is extensively published in this area. Her primary focus in clinical investigation in heart failure focuses on novel medical therapies, technologies, and device therapy in all stages of heart failure.
Maria Basso Lipani, LCSW, Coordinator of Preventable Admissions Care Team , Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY, NY
Basso Lipani designed the PACT curriculum, trained the frontline social workers in the PACT Model, and is responsible for the program’s daily operations. She is a social worker, having graduated from Columbia University with a Master of Science in Social Work. Basso Lipani has worked for Mount Sinai for the past five years and managed a support program for family caregivers of older adults prior to launching PACT.
Timothy Trask, MD, Medical Director of the Hospitalist Program, McKay-Dee Hospital Center, Ogden, UT
Since 2003, Trask has been a practicing hospitalist at McKay-Dee Hospital, which is affiliated with the Intermountain Healthcare system. Among other leadership roles at the hospital, Trask served as medical director of the stroke program from 2005-2010, achieving certification as a Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Center. From 2007-2010, Trask was Chief of the Department of Medicine. Trask received his MD/PhD from Washington University in St. Louis MO in 2000, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Utah.
Judi Sant, RN, BSN, Director, Medical/Surgical, McKay Dee Hospital Center, Intermountain Healthcare, Ogden, UT
Sant is the director of Medical Surgical at McKay Dee Hospital Center which is an Intermountain Healthcare facility in Ogden, Utah. Judi has responsibility for Medical, Rehabilitation, Joint and Spine, Surgical, Central Staffing, House Supervisors and Patient Placement. She leads the Pneumonia Core Measures Committee. In Judi’s career, she has been the recipient of the Nursing Excellence Award as well as the Nurse Leader Excellence Award.
WHO IS ATTENDING?
CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CMOs, VPs finance, group practice administrators, directors of quality, consultants, physicians, medical group directors
WEBCAST SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
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Prior to the webcast, you will receive an e-mail with detailed system requirements, your log–in information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location.
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