1 - 2 p.m.
EQIC is pleased to begin its Readmission Care Partner sprint with this kickoff webinar. The care partner approach includes best practice and evidence that gives your hospital staff the structure, parameters and tools to facilitate successful patient-centered care throughout the hospital course and discharge transition. Executed well, evidence shows this care delivery model can have a significant impact on decreasing readmission and improving patient satisfaction. The care partner, as an active part of the healthcare team, becomes very knowledgeable in the patient’s plan of care, which enables them to act as almost a proxy navigator for the management of the post-hospital care plan. The webinar will focus on details of the comprehensive sprint programming and strategies of the care partner approach.
Preventing avoidable readmissions is a priority focus area for CMS, the nation and our patients and communities. Literature shows that fully functional care partner programs have a positive impact on reducing readmissions. The webinar will include a presentation provided by top national expert Amy Boutwell, MD, MPP, president of Collaborative Healthcare Strategies, who will share evidence-based best practices and materials for a more integrated approach to patient-centered care by including the patient’s designated care partner throughout the hospital stay, at discharge and post discharge. Strategies will focus on the importance and value of engaging both the patient and the patient’s designated care partner throughout the hospital stay and beyond.
Please plan to attend this session to get the ground level, four-step implementation approach for the care partner program to improve patient experience, safety and reduce avoidable readmissions.
EQIC encourages the participation of key leadership team members, including your chief medical officer, chief nursing officer, patient experience officer, care or case management members and social work. Nursing staff, hospitalists and other clinical and professional staff are also encouraged to attend.
Amy Boutwell, MD, MPP, Developer, STAAR, ASPIRE & MVP Methods, President, Collaborative Healthcare Strategies
September 23, 2021