The webinar featured the following:
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.
The following resources are available:
Moderator and speaker slides (download from box on left)
Audio recording with synched slides
Transcript of presentations and question-and-answer session (download from box on left)
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.
Visit WhyNotTheBest.org to view comparative data on 30-day readmission rates for heart attack, heart failure, and pneumonia patients.
And 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.