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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, 2017
Today, the Leapfrog Group has released its 2017 Hospital Safety Grades report that scores hospitals with letter grades to assess infection prevention and cleanliness, support of “strong health care teams,” and error prevention. The report is one of many quality resources that supply information for health care consumers and patients.
September 27, 2017
The U.S. Senate unanimously approved bipartisan legislation that will improve health outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries living with chronic conditions and also will lower costs.
May 19, 2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) has created a new website to assist hospitals in completing the Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) for patients being discharged to a Medicaid-certified nursing facility. The PASRR process is a federal requirement to assess the patient’s needs to ensure the most appropriate setting.
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