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Hospital-to-Home Program Aims to Reduce Readmissions

Alexandra Wilson Pecci

Medicare patients at high risk for readmission are assigned a care transition coach, often a nurse, who helps them with medication, follow-up appointments, and problem solving. >>>


Editor's Picks

How Hospitals Can Shape Sustainable Cost Control

The CFO of a physician organization sums up the cost control problem: "We can't get beyond the idea stage. Then, we get absorbed into the next crisis and forget all about cost reduction." A look at several healthcare systems reveals many different approaches to getting a handle on costs. >>>

Rounds Preview: Excelling in Cardiac Care

The interventional cardiology program at The Mount Sinai Hospital consistently ranks as a top—if not the top—program in New York City in terms of volume and lowest complications. We look at how leadership and teaching, adherence to a strict set of protocols, and communication all form the basis of the program's success in the city's fiercely competitive heart market. >>>

Hospitals Lag in Workforce Diversity

If a hospital's workforce more closely resembles the patient population it serves, quality measures and patient satisfaction scores will improve. But when it comes to diversity in the workforce, hospitals are not leading the way, a study shows. >>>

Hospitalists ID Unprofessional Physician Behaviors

Hospital-based doctors have very different types of jobs based on whether they teach or do administrative or clinical work. "We found that your job type predicted some of the behaviors you participated in," says the author of a study on doctors' conduct. >>>

Intelligence Report

Collaborating to Improve Care and Cut Costs

Initiating collaborative relationships is the key to improved quality, most healthcare leaders say in this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Many also agree that major increases in HIT spending are necessary, but others are more cautious about spending for technology improvements. Download the free report with exclusive research and analysis. >>>

News Headlines

CA court allows unsupervised nurses to give anesthetics

The San Francisco Chronicle, June 19, 2012

Reform may survive if SCOTUS kills mandate

The Fiscal Times, June 19, 2012

Life after healthcare ruling

The New York Times, June 19, 2012

Fast access to medical records helps fight epidemics

The New York Times, June 19, 2012

When smart mobile technology meets good science

InformationWeek, June 19, 2012

Fairview's new goal: Less repeat business

Star Tribune, June 18, 2012

Detroit Medical Center to test new job seekers for tobacco

Detroit Free Press, June 18, 2012

Hospital units for elderly could cut nation's healthcare costs

San Francisco Chronicle, June 15, 2012

Assuming the doctor's a 'he'

The New York Times, June 15, 2012

Art of patient satisfaction meets the science of medicine

The Plain Dealer, June 13, 2012

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LIVE Webcast: Prevent 30-Day Readmissions

Date: June 27, 2012 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
Learn readmissions approaches that work from speakers at leading healthcare systems. You'll leave this interactive webcast with strategies to standardize care protocols for cardiac and pneumonia patients, improve federal funding for these initiatives, and assess and assign patient risk for readmission, including Medicare FFS patients. >>>

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