Thursday, September 27, 2012

RWJF Video Contest: Coordinating Care Transitions

Across the country, patients, their families, nurses, care coordinators, and other front-line health care providers are pioneering effective ways to reduce hospital readmissions. They are developing tools and practices to ensure that hospital staff, patients, and primary care providers are working together, especially when a patient’s care is transitioning, like when they leave the hospital for home or a nursing facility.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is sponsoring a video contest to discover collaborative ways providers and patients are working to avoid readmissions and improve patients’ care and their health outcomes. Have you—as a patient, family member, caregiver, nurse, care coordinator, or other health care provider—developed an innovative approach to improve the way patients and their care teams communicate, especially when a patient is transitioning from the hospital?

Applying for the contest is simple. Just send a short video showing and/or telling what you are doing to improve transitions. Winners will then be professionally filmed, and they and their video will be featured during RWJF’s Care About Your Care effort early in 2013. Care About Your Care is a national effort to spark conversation and galvanize attention about what people can do to identify and receive better health care.

 Click here to learn more.

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