What: A webinar on community-based approached to reducing hospital readmissions.
When: May 10, 2011
Audio recording with synched slides
Moderator and speaker slides (download from box on left)
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Anne-Marie Audet, M.D., M.Sc., moderator, vice president, Quality Improvement and Efficiency, The Commonwealth Fund
Eric Coleman, M.D., M.P.H., director, Care Transitions Program, and professor of medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Garry MacKenzie, M.D., medical director of cardiology services at McKay-Dee Hospital Center in Ogden, Utah
Janice Fitzgerald, R.N., director of quality and medical management at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass.
Visit WhyNotTheBest.org to view comparative data on 30-day readmission rates for heart attack, heart failure, and pneumonia patients.
Visit the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Web site to learn about an initiative, supported by The Commonwealth Fund and led by IHI, to reduce rehospitalizations in four states: Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, and Washington.
Case studies and an overview report from hospitals with exceptionally low readmission rates: McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah; Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center in Houston, Texas; Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield, Missouri.