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Click here to learn about all of the different initiatives happening all over UM Shore Regional Health to help reduce readmissions. Also listen to what key players at UM Shore Regional Health are saying about Readmissions Matter and how these intervention areas can benefit the organization.
- Introduction – Ken Kozel, president and CEO, introduces the Readmissions Matter initiative and explains how these steps will benefit UM Shore Regional Health moving forward.
- What are readmissions and why do they matter? – Ken Kozel and Nancy Bedell, RN,MBA, regional director, Care Coordination, explains how UM Shore Regional Health benefits from reduced readmissions and how it can affect the organizations success.
- Medication Matters (Part 1 and Part 2) – Nancy Bedell, RN,MBA, regional director, Care Coordination, speaks about medication reconciliation and how it affects readmissions.
- What is Observation? – Ruth Ann Jones, senior vice president of Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer, explains what observation means and how UM SRH can reduce readmissions by concentrating on this area.
- It all starts in the hospital – Dennis DeShields, MD, medical director, Shore Bay Hospitalists Associates, explains how clinicians can help care, treat and educate patients while in the hospital to help reduce readmissions after they are discharged.
- Transitional Nurse Navigators and Healing at Home – William Huffner, MD, chief medical officer and senior vice president, Medical Affairs, discusses the role of Transitional Nurse Navigators and the role they play in reducing admissions.
- What Happens if the patient comes back? – Walter Atha, MD, medical director, Emergency Services , talks about patients who are readmitted and explains how assessing these patients when they come back in the ED can reduce the possibility of them returning.
- The Journey Ahead – William Huffner, MD, chief medical officer and senior vice president, Medical Affairs, explains how these innitiaves moving forward will impact care at UM Shore Regional Health
- The Importance of Readmissions Matter – Ken Kozel, president and CEO, explains why the Readmissions Matter initiative and quality of care is important to patients and the organization now, and moving forward.