Jan 13, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated its discharge planning guidance for clinicians treating patients hospitalized with suspected vaping-associated lung injury.
Jan 10, 2020
A program created by the Camden (N.J.) Coalition of Healthcare Providers to coordinate outpatient care and social services for patients with complex medical and social needs after discharge from the hospital does not significantly reduce readmission rates, according to a randomized, controlled…
Aug 5, 2019
Baylor Scott & White Health’s Community Advocates Program trains undergraduate student volunteers to screen patients for their medical and social needs and link them to existing resources in the community.
Apr 26, 2019
PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center – Florence, Ore. Critical access hospital engages paramedics to improve care through home visits   Through the Peace Harbor’s Mobile Integrated Healthcare program, a dedicated paramedic checks on patients at home for their safety and provides…
Apr 16, 2019
Readmissions penalties for hospitals with the greatest share of dually eligible beneficiaries could fall by an estimated $22.4 million in fiscal year 2019, while penalties for hospitals with the least share of dually eligible patients could rise by $12.3 million.
Apr 1, 2019
15 Hospitals in North Carolina and South Carolina Transforming Care in the Carolinas Spurred by grant funding and collaboration, 15 hospitals in North Carolina and South Carolina are implementing financially sustainable initiatives to improve the patient experience, enhance care coordination and…
Jan 29, 2019
Columbus Community Hospital – Columbus, NE Interdisciplinary Teams Reduce Readmissions Through building relationships among providers across the care continuum and implementing standardized processes, Columbus Community Hospital reduced all-cause 30-day readmissions by 42%, saving $819,797 in…
Sep 12, 2018
In Brigham and Women’s home hospital care program, patients receive hospital-level care in the comfort of their own homes. The program has helped lower costs and readmissions.