Care Transition Management: Strategies for Effective Patient Handoffs

Research and Markets has announced a new “Care Transition Management: Strategies for Effective Patient Handoffs – 60 Minute Webinar” audio conference, which features Regions Hospital (affiliated with HealthPartners). The webinar discusses Regions’ key factors for readmission risks, HealthPartners’ handover process for patients at risk of readmission and how HealthPartners meets the needs of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure and behavioral health care needs.

By focusing on the transition process, Regions Hospital has seen readmission rates decrease from over 11 percent in 2009 to 9.5 percent for all patients and achieved readmission rates for 2012 that are better than its expected results, as predicted by modeling outside of the organization.