Strategic Solutions for the Readmissions Challenge

The focus of the past few decades of American hospital medicine has been to get patients out of the hospital to reduce the length of stay and the associated costs. But that drive had a harmful side effect: Patients were sicker when they left, and often ended up back in the hospital for the same condition. To successfully prevent readmissions requires many players to fill the gaps in the care continuum that have developed among hospitals, physician practices, community health resources, skilled nursing, and even patients themselves. We'll examine how four leading health systems are moving the needle, and keeping patients out of the hospital if they don't really need to be back there.

In this HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, leading hospital systems—Griffin Hospital, Parkview Health, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, and UPMC Hamot—share insights and lessons learned that will help you:

  • Improve communication and care coordination beyond the walls of your organization
  • Enhance patient education and engagement
  • Target disease-specific opportunities to advance the care protocol regimen  
  • Develop technology solutions to upgrade coordinated care efforts

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