Delivery Reform

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There are health reform requirements that improve the efficiency of care, reduce duplication and integrate the continuum of care. This section contains information and resources on care coordination and delivery reform.

Avoiding Hospital Readmissions

Patient-Centered Medical Homes

AHRQ Project RED —The ReEngineered Discharge
MHA in collaboration with HRET hopes to bring this program to Missouri in late 2010 or early 2011. Project RED re-engineers the workflow process and improves patient safety for patients from a network of community health centers discharged from a general medical service at an urban hospital serving a low-income, ethnically diverse population. It provides a set of 11 discrete, mutually reinforcing components provided by a Discharge Advocate and reinforced by a telephone call after discharge by a clinical pharmacist.

H2H – Hospital to Home —The Hospital to Home (H2H) national quality initiative, cosponsored by the American College of Cardiology and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, is an effort to improve the transition from inpatient to outpatient status for individuals hospitalized with cardiovascular disease.

The Care Transitions InterventionSM was designed in response to the need for a patient-centered, interdisciplinary intervention that addresses continuity of care across multiple settings and practitioners. The overriding goal of the intervention is to improve care transitions by providing patients with tools and support that promote knowledge and self-management of their condition as they move from hospital to home.

National Guideline Clearinghouse - Evidence-based guideline resources to assist users in the prevention of the ten CMS-identified hospital-acquired conditions.

The IHI Improvement Map™ is an online tool that distills the best knowledge available on the key process improvements that lead to exceptional patient care.

For more information, contact the KHA Education Department at (785) 233-7436.
The subject matter experts for this workshop will be presenting insights for safety net hospitals to tap into the benefits of the 340B program, including increasing financial support that enables hospitals to provide better care, improve patient outcomes, and help the indigentuninsured gain access to the discounted medications they need.
This course on corporate compliance will build on basic principles and advance the knowledge of corporate compliance officers. The course material is designed for those individuals at the hospital directly responsible for the creation and maintenance of the corporate compliance program. Attendees will be given time to network and discuss issues with each other. All participants will be provided with reference materials.
For more information regarding this meeting, contact Steve Poage at spoage@kha-net.org or (785) 233-7436.
Come and network, have some lunch and hear from talented communication professionals and hot topics related to health care. For more information or additional information, contact Jan Fenwick or Cindy Samuelson at (785) 233-7436.