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"33 Metrics for Care Transition Management" is a new resource from the Healthcare Intelligence Network.
2013-03-11 21:31:43 - "33 Metrics for Care Transition Management " is a graphic compendium of performance benchmarks in key areas of transitional care management.
SEA GIRT, NJ, USA, March 7, 2013 --- The quality of transitional care is shaping up to be a critical factor in value-based reimbursement. In CMS's readmissions penalty program alone, one-third of a hospital's HCAHPS score, which counts for 30 percent of its overall value-based purchasing score, rests upon three new care transition survey questions.
"33 Metrics for Care Transition Management" is HIN's 50-page graphic compendium of performance benchmarks in key areas impacting transitions of care --- from key tasks performed at hospital discharge to the prevalence of home visits to the case manager's role in patient handoffs.
NEWS FACTS: Transitions of care --- the movement of patients from one
care site to another, such as from hospital to home or hospital to skilled nursing facility --- are key opportunities for healthcare organizations to strengthen care coordination and reduce avoidable hospitalizations, particularly among the Medicare population.
Healthcare organizations can learn how to tighten care transitions of care by working some of the issues surrounding care transitions, such frequency of home visits following hospital discharge, communication between hospital and skilled nursing facilities, or tools and technologies used to assess medication adherence.
Data Highlights: The metrics are grouped into the following areas, chosen for their high impact on the quality of care transitions:
Accompanying each metrics grouping is a relevant best practice or case study from an industry thought leaders, as well as suggested tactics, workflows and practices for improving transitions of care curated from survey responses.
Data Sources: The data dive reflected in "33 Metrics for Care Transition Management" is based on responses from more than 500 healthcare organizations to six healthcare benchmark surveys conducted between 2010 and 2013.
Target Audience: CEOs, medical directors, wellness professionals, disease management directors, physician practice leaders, business development and strategic planning directors and consultants.
QUOTE ATTRIBUTABLE TO MELANIE MATTHEWS, HIN EXECUTIVE VP AND COO:
"The patient handoff was identified as the top challenge of reducing readmissions by respondents to our third annual Reducing Readmissions survey. Something as simple as a hospital discharge checklist or a patient handoff form can dramatically improve coordination of care at these key junctures, reducing 'bouncebacks' to hospitals and ERs. The other essential outcome is that patients and health plan members experience seamless care across the continuum. "
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