Avoiding Rehospitalization

Part 1: How you can assist in reducing preventable hospital readmissions

INTENDED FOR Non-medical providers who care for people in home care, assisted living and foster care settings.

On-Demand Webinar

Hospital admissions, especially frequent, repeated admissions create emotional disruption and decreased quality of life for the affected client. There are also significant financial, community and family implications to repeated admissions that providers must understand.

During the first of this three part series you’ll learn about:

  • What matters most to hospitals and how to establish your company as the go-to provider.
  • The current issues related to hospital readmission from the perspective of the hospital, the patient and their family.
  • Hospital guidelines and processes related to:
    • Appropriateness for discharge
    • Post discharge site of care
    • Discharge to home or elsewhere
    • Elements of the discharge process
    • Patient and family instructions
    • An overview of what contributes most to readmissions

  • Next steps from the home care perspectives

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About the Presenter:

Dr. Maureen Wright, an Internal Medicine physician with over 20 years’ experience as a hospitalist for Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Wright has most recently served as Co-Chair of Kaiser’s Regional Operations Quality Group and as Associate Medical Director of Quality for Kaiser’s Northwest Permanente Medical Group. Dr. Wright was Chief of Medical Legal for Northwest Permanente Region for 5 years and Medicaid Medical Director for 6 years.