In partnership with the Minnesota HomeCare and Minnesota Hospital Associations, Lake Superior QIN's Home Health Gap Collaborative will be highlighting the tools and strategies they developed to tackle the issues and barriers to increasing the acceptance and use of home health services following a hospitalization or other referral. The tools developed include a reader-friendly education tool about home health services for patients and caregivers and a discharge planning process tool to be used by referring organizations and home health agencies.
Heart failure is one of the top diagnoses involved with readmissions throughout the Great Plains and Lake Superior Quality Innovation Networks. This webinar is the sixth in a series to assist communities in this seven-state region improve heart failure care.
Heart failure is one of the top diagnoses involved with readmissions throughout the Great Plains and Lake Superior Quality Innovation Networks. This webinar is the fifth in a series of webinars to assist communities in this seven-state region improve heart failure care.
Learn from an interdisciplinary panel of experts who will discuss the challenges and strategies for transitions between dialysis facilities and other care settings, including emergency departments, nursing homes, and hospitals. Participants also have the opportunity to be part of a workgroup focused on one of four key issues: infection control, medication reconciliation, exchange of medical records/health information, and reducing hospitalizations.
This is the second in a four part webinar series that will provide the foundation for a medication reconciliation project team and explain how to design or re-design the medication reconciliation process using the Medication at Transitions and Clinical Handoffs (MATCH) tool for Medication reconciliation.
Safety and quality of care are at risk when a patient transitions between health care settings. Medication errors during these transitions can lead to patient harm and rehospitalizations. Including a pharmacist as a member of the patient’s health care team during discharges from nursing homes and home health services can decrease medication discrepancies, improve patient engagement and reduce hospital readmissions.
This is the first webinar in a four part series that will provide evidence-based structure and interventions to improve medication safety. Subsequent webinars will utilize/reference the Medication at Transitions and Clinical Handoffs (MATCH) tool for Medication reconciliation.
Presenters from Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital will describe the unique partnership their hospital has created with local firefighters to conduct home visits on high risk patients that would otherwise fall through the cracks. Learn how the partnership was developed, what happens on the home visits, and how this innovative intervention has helped to reduce 30-day readmissions.
Successful care transitions are a team effort and pharmacy is a crucial part of that team. Collaborations between pharmacists, physicians, care coordinators, nurses and residents allow patients to benefit from a multidisciplinary approach to managing their health and recovering after hospitalization. This webinar features two multidisciplinary transitions of care practices and the contributions from different practitioners that made them possible. Optimizing Medications