| Constructing Care Transitions to Reduce Hospital Admissions held on 8/26/09. Recording Available, part of the Medical Home Open House Series, a series of webinars touring the critical components of the medical home. Click here for more information on the series.
Already on CMS' agenda this year, a focus on transitions in care can significantly affect health outcomes, ER utilization, cost to patients, providers and insurers and burdens on caregivers and family members.
The Transitions of Care is a critical component of Geisinger Health Systems successful medical home program and a huge opportunity to improve care delivery and outcomes.
In this webinar, Janet Tomcavage and Doreen Salek shared the essentials behind the transition teams for a medical home pilot at Geisinger that reduced hospital admissions by 20 percent and overall healthcare costs by 7 percent while improving patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes.
Presenters: Janet Tomcavage, Vice President of Health Services, Geisinger Health Plan and Doreen Salek, Director, Business Operations of Health Services, Geisinger Health Plan.
Listen to Doreen Salek's pre-session comments:
A "clean and clear handoff" of a patient from one care site to another should include a focus on this key area.
Available on the HIN web site for an on-demand re-broadcast or as a CD-ROM or training DVD.
The training DVD includes reproducible slides and completion certificates to document training.
You can listen to this program right in your office and enjoy significant savings – no travel time or hassle; no hotel expenses. It’s so convenient! Invite your staff members to gather around a conference table to listen to the CD, training DVD or the On Demand version.