Slash Your Readmission Rates
AUDIO CONFERENCE ON CD OR ON-DEMAND
Sponsored by: HealthLeaders magazine
Presented on September 16, 2011
Two Top Hospitals Give Stellar Strategies for Readmission Rates
With 20% of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries discharged from a hospital being readmitted within 30 days, two of the nation’s top healthcare facilities share strategies to help you reduce your readmission rates.With federal penalties on the horizon, readmission rates are about to become even more costly. Join us for a 60-minute audio conference with Baylor Heart and Vascular Center in Dallas, which boasts one of the lowest readmission rates nationwide (17.3%), and Our Lady of Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago, which cut its readmission rate from the nation’s second-highest (32.4%) to 15%.
This audioconference will share strategies to:
- Structure the transition process to prevent readmissions
- Strengthen vital follow-up care and use the entire system of care
- Shape staff expectations to create a culture of change management
- Engage physicians in best-practice clinical protocols, including structured order sets and evidence-based guidelines
- Analyze top readmission challenges, including where to begin, getting real-time data, and the role of internal/external communication
- A structured discharge/transition process
- Understanding medication, symptoms and signs
- Educational tools & patient responsibility/self-directed care
- Identifying resource & data gaps
- Follow-up process/care
- Frequency (two-day and 10-day phone calls)
- Building relationships with clinicians and office staff
- Peer review committees & trending data
- Rounds: Appropriate algorithm of care
- Culture of 100% care delivery
- Expectations of staff to think of entire care system, including self- and home care
- Accuracy of coding and clinical documentation
- Handoff process: Importance of frontline staff
- Clinical teams & medical management
- Engaging physicians in use of defined clinical protocols (inpatient and transition)
- Standardized order sets
- Post-acute and community-based services
David A. DiLoreto, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Resurrection Health Care, Chicago, IL
DiLoreto oversees physician alignment strategies, clinical innovation, quality, and performance improvement for the six-hospital health system. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Emory University. He completed his ophthalmology residency at California Pacific Medical Center and an orbit and ocular oncology fellowship at the University of British Columbia.
Nancy Vish, RN, PhD, NEA-BC, FACHE, President, Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital, Dallas, TX
Vish is responsible for managing the hospital's for-profit joint venture business model, overseeing growth, and managing a successful quality program with the highest quality and satisfaction scores in the Baylor Health Care System.
Vish has more than 20 years experience in nursing and management. She joined Baylor Health Care System in 1996 as the program manager/director for the Cardiac Cath Lab, EP/PM Lab, Coronary Care Unit and Interventional Cardiology Unit at Baylor University Medical Center. She served as the first vice president of clinical operations and chief nursing officer for the Baylor Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital beginning in 2001.
Brian Hardaway, MD, Physician, General Cardiology / Heart Failure & Transplantation, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Hardaway is the most recent addition to the Baylor University Medical Center Advanced Heart Failure & Cardiac Transplantation team. He completed his general cardiology and advanced heart failure training at the Cleveland Clinic. He is board certified in cardiovascular medicine and also has subspecialty certification in advanced heart failure & transplantation. He has authored several book chapters in various cardiovascular medicine textbooks and is a member of the Heart Failure Society of America and International Society of Heart & Lung Transplantation.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
CEOs, presidents, CFOs, COOs, CNOs, chief medical officers, administrators, VPs of nursing, quality directors, medical staff directors, care coordination nurses, home health coordinators and professionals, nurse practitioners
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