2014-03-28 18:10:29 - "5 Best Practice Prevention Protocols for Reducing Readmissions" from the Healthcare Intelligence Network highlights Torrance Memorial Health System's award-winning five-pronged approach to curbing rehospitalizations.
SEA GIRT, NJ, USA, March 28, 2014 --- Post-acute partnerships with skilled nursing facilities, home health and hospice are proving effective at reducing 30-day hospital readmissions, say two-thirds of respondents to HIN's 2013 Reducing Hospital Readmissions survey.
Demonstrating the benefits of these alliances, "5 Best Practice Prevention Protocols for Reducing Readmissions" highlights Torrance Memorial Health System's network of SNFs and home health --- part of its award-winning five-pronged approach to curbing rehospitalizations.
In this 30-page special report, Josh Luke, Ph.D., FACHE, vice president of post-acute services at Torrance Memorial Health System, highlights the five key initiatives that comprise his organization's Total Wellness Torrance (TWT) readmission prevention program.
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Practice Prevention Protocols for Reducing Readmissions" also presents metrics in post-acute partnerships from the 2013 Reducing Hospital Readmissions benchmarks survey.
NEWS FACTS: This report covers the following:
* How to develop a Transitional Care program with an integrated post-acute network;
* How to honor patient choice when developing an integrated post-acute network of preferred providers;
* The role of a post-acute clinic in reducing readmissions;
* Protocols, processes and strategies in developing an effective partnership with skilled nursing facilities to reduce readmissions;
and much more.
Learn more about prevention protocols for reducing readmissions at www.hin.com/cgi-local/link/news/pl.cgi?5practicepreventionprotoc ..
Target Audience: Presidents/CEOs, chief operating officers, medical directors, physician practice leaders, quality improvement executives, care and management executives, business development and strategic planning directors and consultants.
Report Formats: Print, PDF or Print/PDF combination at www.hin.com/cgi-local/link/news/pl.cgi?5practicepreventionprotoc ..
QUOTE ATTRIBUTABLE TO MELANIE MATTHEWS, HIN EXECUTIVE VP AND COO:
"With one in four Medicare patients discharged from nursing homes returning to the hospital or ER within 30 days, healthcare organizations need to tailor readmission programs to these populations. Shown in HIN's survey and echoed in Torrance Memorial Health System's successful program, post-acute partnerships with skilled nursing facilities, home health and hospice are effective at curbing readmissions. This resource provides detailed and actionable accounts of this success."
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