Presentation Summary: Diane Peters and Jane Gorwin on Hospital Readmissions
April 1, 2011

Presentation Summary: Diane Peters and Jane Gorwin on Hospital Readmissions

Diane Peters, Senior Consultant, Health Dimensions Group and Jane Gorwin, Senior Health and Hospice Consultant, Health Dimensions Group, followed Edeburn to discuss measuring and managing hospital readmission from post acute venues.

They reviewed how leading providers are measuring their readmission rates and what operational strategies, procedures, tools, education and protocols, they are finding effective in reducing readmissions as well as what hospitals and health systems look for and expect when evaluating post acute providers as potential partners in their care continuum.

Diane Peters
Diane Peters
Jane Gorwin
Jane Gorwin

Gorwin and Peters illustrate the reasons why post-acute is key to managing 30-day readmissions and the importance of measuring the right things and asking the right questions when it comes to readmissions.  In the end, according to Gorwin  and Peters, the key to successfully managing readmissions relies on:

  • The mechanics, processes, and methodologies to measure and reduce rehospitalizations from skilled nursing facilities and home health and hospice
  • Data collection to demonstrate your effectiveness and efficiency; and
  • Presenting your information to health systems and physician practice groups.

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