Nov 202012
 

by Meghan Hendricksen

Anew WIHI Webinar, Reality Knocks with Reducing (Hospital) Readmissions, features: Patricia Rutherford, RN, MS, Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and Leora Horwitz, MD, MHS, Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, two prominent women in public health. They discuss the issues we face when trying to reduce hospital readmissions, and the ways we can successfully accomplish this. Everyone seems to agree that this isn’t the time or place for any one approach; instead, multiple facets of different interventions need to come together to work as a whole if they are to be efficient. The hour-long discussion highlights the challenges, and praises work that has shown to reduce 30-day readmissions so far.

 

You can listen to the broadcast here:

 

http://www.ihi.org/knowledge/Pages/AudioandVideo/WIHIRealityKnocksReducingHospitalReadmissions.aspx

 

Key words:  IHI, readmissions, care transitions

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