What: A webinar on community-based approached to reducing hospital readmissions.
When: May 10, 2011
- Audio recording with synched slides
- Moderator and speaker slides
- Transcript of presentations and question-and-answer session (download from box on left)
- 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.