Tuesday, March 18, 2014

RWJF Hosts Online Readmissions Discussion

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Human Capital Network is presenting an online chat on reducing hospital readmissions Monday, March 31, 2014, from 3:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m., ET.

Issues surrounding improving care transitions in order to prevent avoidable hospital readmissions will be discussed. Recent research that highlights how nurse staffing rates can improve patient outcomes will be featured. Topics will include: the variables that cause readmissions; national trends in readmission rates; and interventions for preventing unnecessary readmissions.

Presenters include RWJF Senior Program Officer Susan Mende and Matthew McHugh, associate professor of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and an RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholar.

McHugh’s research focuses on the effects of policy and organizational factors on nursing practice and health outcomes.

Mende is engaged in an RWJF national program effort to help consumers take an active role in improving the quality of health care in their communities.

Questions can be asked live during the event or in advance by emailing: hcfeedback@rwjf.org.

Registration for the chat is available here.

For more information contact Sue Stine, RWJF Human Capital Network Community Manager, (240) 221-4316; hcfeedback@rwjf.org.

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