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Webinar Replay: Targeting Readmissions: A Collaborative Strategy for Hospitals, Health Plans and Local Communities

This webinar was held on March 30, 2016. 

Even as hospitals work to reduce readmissions through internal quality improvement efforts, local healthcare communities must also play an active role in addressing factors outside the hospital’s control.  The truth is that a significant percentage of hospital readmissions are associated with community-related factors such as unemployment, poverty, lack of education, and inadequate access to care.

During this webinar, experts from HMA will outline the rationale for a collaborative approach to reducing readmissions, involving hospitals, health plans, community-based organizations, and other providers who can address cultural and community-related factors that impact healthcare outcomes.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the role that community-related and demographic factors play in driving hospital readmissions, including a look at the most recent research.
  • Identify successful partnerships and programs in which collaborative care can reduce hospital readmissions and improve care quality and outcomes.
  • Find out how team communications, early discharge, care management, and follow-up are key components of any readmissions strategy during and after discharge.
  • Understand the economic and business rationale for hospitals to develop strong collaborative efforts to address readmissions.

HMA Speakers
Gina Lasky, Senior Consultant, Denver
Warren Lyons, Principal, San Francisco
Suzanne Mitchell, Principal, Boston
Jeffrey Ring, PhD, Principal, Southern California

Who Should Attend
Executives of health systems, physician practices, FQHCs, SNFs, and other provider organizations; executives of Medicaid managed care plans; Medicaid directors and staff.