Webinar: An Integrated Approach to Reducing Avoidable Transitions
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 11a CST
It is common for patients in the Post-Acute (PA) or Long-Term Care (LTC) setting to be transferred from one care setting, level of care, or caregiver team to another. For example, a resident of a facility within the LTC setting who experiences an acute change of condition may be transferred to the emergency department (ED), admitted to the hospital, and ultimately discharged from the hospital back to the original care setting. Sadly, it is also all too common for adverse events and avoidable complications to occur as a result of poor communication and coordination among caregivers, health care professionals, and the patient during such transitions. Poorly executed care transitions increase hospital readmissions, duplication of services, and waste of resources. Some older adults are at particular risk for transition problems following a hospitalization. Those with multiple medical problems, cognitive deficits, or depression or other mental health problems; isolated seniors; non-English speakers, immigrants, and refugees; and those with few financial assets are especially vulnerable to adverse outcomes. This presentation will discuss common problems, barriers to care and suggest methods to decrease avoidable transitions of care from the LTC setting.
Optimizing Patient Care Transitions: Technology Trends & Innovation
Presented live on Wednesday, November 13
Join NTOCC's Health IT Innovations Task Force for a complimentary webinar as we examine trends in technology and enable you anticipate how these innovations will accelerate Transitions of Care (TOC) initiatives.
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Demonstration of NTOCC's New Transitions of Care Evaluation Software
originally presented on Friday, April 13, 2012 (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT)
Watch the demonstration of NTOCC's web-based Transitions of Care Evaluation Software. Ed Davidson, PharmD, MPH, creator of the program and long standing NTOCC Advisors Council member, walks through the program, provides tips for individuals and organizations, and answers attendee questions regarding this tool.