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HAP Memo 15-20
HEN 2.0 Hospital Commitment Requested (Sep 2015)
Patient care transitions
involve moving patients between health care providers as their condition and
care needs change. Improving these transitions may result
in the reduction of patient’s need to be readmitted to
When a patient discharged from a hospital is readmitted within 30 days, it is known as a hospital readmission. Many times hospital readmissions can be avoided.
Readmissions may occur as the result of:
HAP, through the work of its Hospital Improvement
Innovation Network (HIIN), is working to improve patient care transitions by:
For additional information about participating in the Patient Care Transitions/Readmission initiative or if you have a best practice to share about this initiative, please contact Sandra Abnett, project manager.
September 28, 2018
The Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives both adopted a resolution in their respective chambers recognizing September 2018 as “Sepsis Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania.
September 25, 2018
The National Council for Behavioral Health’s Medical Director Institute has released a report estimating that half of people on any medication fail to take it as prescribed. Changing this pattern could lead to cost savings and better care management.
September 06, 2018
News Release: Yesterday, sepsis researchers and experts, as well as clinical staff from across the state met in Harrisburg for The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania’s (HAP) 2018 Sepsis Conference.
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