A Comprehensive Readmissions Solution: Getting Process and Data Right - On-Demand

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Presented on: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Presented by: Nancy Vish PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE; Jill M. Barber, MHA; and Dr. Kevin Wheelan

Healthcare leaders reveal how to best route high-risk readmission patients from the onset to maximize care yet minimize financial impact.

Availability: In stock

Pubcode: YD062514D
Price: $279

A Comprehensive Readmissions Solution: Getting Process and Data Right

Available ON-DEMAND

Under the PPACA, hospitals are required to reduce readmissions or face tough penalties. But despite best efforts within the industry, readmissions levels hover around one in five patients.

Join leaders from Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital and Southwest General as they reveal how adopting a hospital-wide culture of end-to-end care can reduce readmissions rates, improve patient experience, and foster physician engagement.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to address all contributing factors of a readmission
  • Determine how readmission rates can be affected by process design and Level of Care decisions
  • Optimize available data to isolate trends, risk factors, and high-utilizers
  • Identify effective processes for managing and even preventing ED admissions
  • Identify new discharge tools and processes aimed at reducing readmissions
  • Forecast the financial impact of these processes


  • Creating a culture to reduce readmissions
  • Using the data
    • Ensuring accurate data and coding
    • Identifying trends in readmission cases
    • Increasing data transparency
    • Using EHR system high-risk indicator alerts to personalize care
  • Managing ED admissions
    • Utilizing a decision tree/matrix to route patients to the appropriate department
    • Identifying intervention opportunities 
  • Making Level of Care decisions
    • 2 Midnight Rule implications to readmission rates
    • Creating separate OBS unit
    • Physician management of patient
  • Applying appropriate outpatient processes
    • Offering discharge tools, like “rescue bags”
    • Developing post-acute partnerships, including with home health agencies and skilled nursing facilities
  • Understanding the financial component
    • Assessing the impact of value-based purchasing and bundle payments
    • Balancing effective treatment with maximum reimbursement



Nancy Vish, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
President and Chief Nursing Officer
Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital Dallas, Texas

Jill M. Barber, MHA
Director, Managed Care Operations
Southwest General

Dr. Kevin Wheelan
Chief of Staff
Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital Dallas, Texas



CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, CNOs, Chiefs of Staff, Medical Directors, Emergency Department Directors, Directors of Outpatient Services, Directors of Managed Care

Note: Agenda and Speakers are Subject to Change

Webcast system requirements and program materials:
To fully benefit from the webcast experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following:

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, with JavaScript enabled
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed recommended)
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices


No problem. You’ll be able to download the on demand version. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times! A $279 value!

On-Demand is just $279. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet.