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Retooling Care Transitions to Reduce Hospitalizations in Medicare Patients

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Retooling Care Transitions to Reduce Hospitalizations in Medicare Patients is an essential resource for healthcare organizations wishing to evaluate their care transition efforts against best practices in the industry. This 40-page resource delivers current trends in care transition programs as well as advice and guidance from industry thought leaders on key elements of care transition programs from enhancements to the hospital discharge process to medication reconciliation ideas to better utilization of home visits during care transitions. This exclusive 40-page report analyzes the responses of nearly 100 organizations to HIN's April 2009 Industry Survey on Managing Care Transitions Across Sites, presenting the data in dozens of easy-to-follow graphs and tables. This industry snapshot is enhanced by recommendations and advice from thought leaders in care coordination as well as detailed case studies of successful care transitions programs:

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  • Geisinger Health Plan's embedded case managers manage every Medicare patient through transitions in care from hospital to home or from hospital to nursing home as part of its lauded patient-centered medical home PCMH pilot program.
  • McLeod Regional Medical Center's use of a Universal Medication Form clarifies communication of medication information among patients, providers and pharmacists during patient transfers and discharges at the 453-bed flagship hospital.
  • Commander's Premier Consulting Organization recommends case manager adherence guidelines and a host of health literacy tools that can help bring about the behavior change necessary to improve medication adherence and self-management among elderly patients.
  • St. Peter's Hospital CHOICES program collaborates with community organizations to reduce readmissions, reduce avoidable hospitalizations and divert unnecessary ER care for its older patients.

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