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Speeding Patient Discharges Safely
Using a multi-disciplinary approach, Yale-New haven Hospital has adopted a number of methods to ensure greater patient...
Web Exclusive: Dramatic Increase Seen in Patients Leaving Hospitals AMA
Incidences of patients who discharge themselves against medical advice have risen 40% over a decade, particularly among...
Web Exclusive: HHS Updates National Vaccine Plan
The 10-year plan addresses research and development, financing, distribution, safety, and informed decision-making...
Web Exclusive: End-of-Life Pain Widespread, Potentially Controllable
Study finds widespread prevalence of moderate to severe pain among older people during last two years of life...
Web Exclusive: Pneumonia Misdiagnosis on Readmission Frequent, Costly
Pneumonia is frequently misdiagnosed upon hospital readmission, leading to overuse of antibiotics and higher healthcare...
CMS Hears Provider Concerns Over 'Observation' Status
Officials at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are hearing mounting concerns from providers over a...
Care transition coaches enable improved performance
Improving clinical performance requires smooth care transitions from inpatient to post-acute settings. Patients are...

Book: Optimizing the Physician Advisor in Case Management:
Whether you're building a new physician advisor (PA) program or want to revitalize an existing one, this book delivers...
Book: Core Skills for Hospital Case Managers:
A guide to fundamental case management responsibilities, Core Skills for Hospital Case Managers serves as a training...
Book: Avoidable Day Analyzer
Discover why avoidable hospitalization days occur, who's responsible for them, and how to tackle the problem head on...
Book: Competency Evaluation Tools for Case Management Professionals, Second Edition
This second edition of a best-selling toolkit helps organizations evaluate case management professionals based on their...
Book: Reducing Readmissions: A Blueprint for Improving Care Transitions
As the healthcare industry implements reforms that will penalize hospitals for readmissions deemed unnecessary, it’s...
Book: Discharge Planning Guide: Tools for Compliance, Third Edition
Turn to the third edition of a case management classic, Discharge Planning Guide: Tools for Compliance, for practical...
Audio Conference: Improve Discharge Planning
New rules and regulations put additional pressures on the discharge planning process. Discharge planners must continue...
Audio Conference: Reduce Transition-Induced Readmissions Through Improved Transition Management
CMS will begin collecting data that will determine if a hospital will incur financial penalties for excess readmissions...
Audio Conference: Readmissions Reduction: A 360-Degree Review
During this 90-minute audio conference Beverly Cunningham, MS, RN and John Zelem, MD will explain the impact of the...
Audio Conference: Transitions of Care: Strategies for Successful Programs
Two experts in the field share the dynamics of transition management from a regulatory and practical perspective.