Readmissions Reduction Webinar Hosted by NYSPFP

Lisa Volk in Clinical & Quality

Do too many of your residents transferred to the hospital emergency department (ED) get admitted as inpatients? Want to clearly identify processes for smoother transitions?

On September 28, the New York State Partnership for Patients (NYSPFP), a joint initiative of the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) and Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) in collaboration with IPRO, will host a readmissions reduction webinar, Improving Transitions of Care between Acute Care Hospitals and Skilled Nursing Facilities, to address high readmission of patients/residents discharged from hospital EDs to post-acute care providers, such as skilled nursing facilities (SNF). Research has shown that one of the best ways to reduce readmissions is to improve the transition from the hospital to the SNF and prevent an avoidable admission following appropriate treatment in the ED.

The webinar will feature Amy Boutwell, MD, MPP, President of Collaborative Healthcare Strategies. Dr. Boutwell will present key processes for reducing readmissions by improving the transfer of patients from the ED to the nursing home, such as: 

  • Building and strengthening relationships across care settings
  • Creating an effective communication and information exchange process to obtain consultative services at the ED and return the resident to the nursing home
  • Engaging and educating the patient/resident, family members, and caregivers/"care partners" in the transfer process 

NYSPFP encourages hospital, emergency department, and post-acute care teams from SNFs, rehabilitation, and home health staff to attend the webconference.

Topic:  Improving Transitions of Care between Acute Care Hospitals and
           Skilled Nursing Facilities

Date:  Thursday, September 28, 2017

Time:  12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

Webinar details, including log-in information, can be accessed on NYSPFP's website. Attendance is free and does not require pre-registration. Please begin logging into the webinar 15 minutes prior to the start time to enjoy this program.


Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15