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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.
April 29, 2019
A study published last week in JAMA Internal Medicine analyzed how Medicare’s recent changes to the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) affect hospitals with high versus low proportions of dual Medicaid- and Medicare-eligible patient populations.
April 24, 2019
The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) announces its 2019 Achievement Award recipients.
April 15, 2019
Preventing avoidable hospital readmissions continues as a priority for HAP and Pennsylvania hospitals. Research has found that acute and post-acute care organizations face unique challenges and barriers during care transitions which can affect readmissions. To address this opportunity, HAP’s Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) has launched a series of tools during the National Care Transitions Awareness Day on April 16.
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