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.

Registrations must be received at KHA by Thursday, April 19, 2018. Refunds will be given only for those cancellations received before 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Walk-ins will be permitted only if room is available. Contact Lorri Dean at (785) 233-7436. Please make checks payable to KONL and return this completed form to: KONL, 215 SE 8th Ave., Topeka, KS 66603-3906.
Join us for a Noon Briefing Webinar on Tuesday, May 1, when representatives from KFMC and KMS will provide an overview of their peer review services, the Kansas peer review statutes, other available services and respond to questions.
Plan to attend the upcoming KSHIMSS Spring Conference,Health Information & Technology - Connecting with CareMay 3rd and 4th in Wichita KS.
For registration questions, please call Lorri Dean at KHA (785-233-7436).For other questions, please call Melanie Urban, KARQM Vice President and Education Chair (785-639-3379).
For more information on this program, contact the KHA Education Department at (785) 233-7436 or jmartin@kha-net.org.