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Press Release:Cross-Continuum Care Transitions:
A Standardized Approach to Post-Acute Patient Hand-Offs

Press Release
Contact: Melanie Matthews
888-446-3530 phone

Sea Girt NJ USA -- February 24, 2015: A Care Transitions Task Force at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) was charged in 2012 with developing a multi-disciplinarian, cross-continuum approach to improving care transitions...not an easy task for an organization that had previously operated with a siloed approach by each hospital service.

The Task Force created a central clearinghouse of all care transition efforts, hired an analyst to create a dashboard to monitor improvements in care transitions and standardized its care transition efforts across the organization as a whole and has begun reporting impressive results even while serving as the public safety net hospital in San Francisco and as the only trauma hospital in that city.

During Cross-Continuum Care Transitions: A Standardized Approach to Post-Acute Patient Hand-Offs, a 45-minute webinar on February 26th at 1:30 p.m. Eastern, Dr. Michelle Schneidermann, associate clinical professor of medicine for the division of hospital medicine at University of California San Francisco/SFGH and medical director of the San Francisco Department of Public Health Medical Respite and Sobering Center, will share the key achievements of the Care Transitions Task Force and its impact on readmission rates.

Register for the webinar today or order your training DVD or CD:


You will learn:

  • How the care transitions dashboard was used to engage leadership and front line clinical staff to drive care transition improvements;
  • The standardized approach to care transitions used across the hospital for all patient discharges;
  • The roles of primary care practices and a post-discharge bridge clinic in the care transition process;
  • How SFGH meets the unique challenges of transitioning homeless patients, heart failure patients, and high-utilizers; and
  • The stratification criteria for telephonic versus home visit patient follow-up.

You can "attend" this program right in your office to learn about the strategies used by SFGH to improve care transitions.

It's so convenient! Invite your staff members to participate in the conference. We will send you a login to access the webinar or a DVD or CD-ROM of the conference proceedings once it's available for shipping.

You'll also have the opportunity to have all of your questions answered by Dr. Michelle Schneidermann during the interactive question and answer session. You'll get answers to your care transitions questions and challenges.

To register for the conference, the on-demand re-broadcast or MP3 download file or order the training DVD or CD-ROM of Cross-Continuum Care Transitions: A Standardized Approach to Post-Acute Patient Hand-Offs, please visit:

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