ExpiredReducing Hospital Re-Admissions

  • May 9, 2018
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Changes to reimbursement and funding has meant reducing acute care hospitalizations isn’t just good for your patients, it’s critical to your agency’s bottom line as well. Hospitalization is extremely expensive, accounting for one third of the $2 trillion in total annual health spending in the U.S. last year.  Perhaps surprisingly, as many as one in nine hospital admissions is a re-hospitalization – when a patient is readmitted to hospital within 30 days. For the elderly, re-hospitalization can be traumatizing, yet it might be avoidable. Learn proactive solutions to improve your readmission rates using the PDSA approach.


  • Define and utilize a PDSA approach
  • Identify the primary causes of readmissions in your agency
  • Develop a Performance Improvement Project that will fit into the new quality management COP
  • Discuss the process to be used including data sources and education components
  • Apply this information to achieve both positive change and compliance with the new QM process



Kathy Roby, BSN, MA, MS, CHCE, Senior Project Manager, Qualidigm.  Kathy is the Consulting Director at Qualidigm, which is New England’s QIN-QIO.  She has lectured nationally on transformational change in the home healthcare setting.  Roby has assisted large and small agencies develop strategic initiatives to improve quality, safety, and cost-effective service.


Continuing Education: 

The presenters and program planners have no conflict of interest regarding this webinar. RNs and LPNs must participate in the entire presentation for contact hours to be awarded.  To apply for nursing contact hours, please e-mail a typed list, and attach an evaluation form and a completed sign-in sheet, listing the individuals at your facility that participated and noting those requesting contact hours.


Individuals requesting contact hours will receive a certificate of contact hours earned. Please make sure that you enter the Contact Person’s name in the Registration Form. All correspondence and site registration information will be sent to this person. No commercial support has been provided for this program.


Registration Fee:

Member rate is $169.00 – Non-members $269.00


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