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Improving Care Transitions via Patient Engagement and Provider Collaborations: May 22, 2013 Webinar

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"Patient Engagement and Provider Collaborations Across the Healthcare Continuum to Improve Care Transitions" is a new 45-minute webinar from the Healthcare Intelligence Network.
2013-05-08 19:27:51 - May 22, 2013 webinar to offer inside look at community-based programs reducing Medicare readmissions.

SEA GIRT, NJ, USA, May 7, 2013 --- A community approach to helping Medicare beneficiaries manage transitions from one care site to another could help to lower healthcare costs, according to a recent study published in the Journal of American Medicine (JAMA) --- and in some cases significantly reduce hospital readmissions and admissions in the Medicare population.

The Healthcare Intelligence Network will take an inside look at some of these QIO-supported community-based pilots that resulted in these cost savings during a May 22, 2013 webinar, "Patient Engagement and Provider Collaborations Across the Healthcare Continuum to Improve Care Transitions."

Learn more about improving care transitions via patient engagement and provider collaborations at:


* Scheduled Speaker: Alicia Goroski,

MPH, senior project director for care transitions for the Colorado Foundation for Medical Care (CFMC), which directed the QIO efforts mentioned in the JAMA study.

* Conference Focus: Key findings in effective care transition management from the pilot programs; how hospitals are working with hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, hospice organizations, dialysis facilities and outpatient physicians to close care gaps; patient and provider engagement strategies to improve transitions of care; inside details from the pilot program in northwest Denver, which saw special cause variation in the reduction of both readmissions and admissions; and a look ahead to the strategies being implemented by the roll-out programs.

* Webinar Formats: 45-minute live webinar on May 22, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern, including Q&A; "On-Demand" replay available May 24, 2013; 45-minute training DVD or CD-ROM with printed transcript available June 12, 2013. Participants may add an on-demand, DVD or CD to their live session registration to share with colleagues.

Learn more about improving care transitions via patient engagement and provider collaborations at:


"Support from community agencies, including social services, is fundamental to the follow-up required during crucial transitions in care so that hospital readmissions can largely be avoided. The examples to be presented in this webinar, which in some cases halved the number of Medicare readmissions, can easily be replicated by other healthcare systems."

Please contact Patricia Donovan to arrange an interview or to obtain additional quotes.

About the Healthcare Intelligence Network --- HIN is the premier advisory service for executives seeking high-quality strategic information on the business of healthcare. For more information, contact the Healthcare Intelligence Network, PO Box 1442, Wall Township, NJ 07719-1442, (888) 446-3530, fax (732) 449-4463, e-mail, or visit

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Sea Girt, NJ 08750

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Patricia Donovan
Managing Editor
Phone: 732-449-4468
email: email


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