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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.
October 31, 2019
The Pennsylvania Senate has passed legislation to reauthorize the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4). Senate Bill 841, sponsored by Sen. Scott Martin (R-Lancaster), also modernizes the council by updating its powers and duties, and now moves to the House for consideration.
October 24, 2019
Three hospital associations in New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania today announced the creation of Q3 Health Innovation Partners (Q3HIP), a new joint venture to improve health quality and patient safety.
October 23, 2019
Healthcare Quality Week, sponsored by the National Association for Healthcare Quality, is dedicated to celebrating the contributions professionals have made in the field and bringing greater awareness to the profession of health care quality.
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December 11, 2019—10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (eastern)