Why Hospitals Need to Master Care Transitions NOW
Watch Now: Recorded May 2015
Managing care transitions and reducing readmissions have become a focus for hospitals and health systems because readmissions are costly, potentially harmful and often avoidable. As the financial repercussions increase, healthcare providers are responding with new priorities: improving care transitions, developing post-acute provider partnerships, and designing and adopting evidence-based care models that extend from acute settings to post- acute and home environments. A hospital’s responsibility for its patients can no longer end at discharge.
Join us for this webinar that will explore how mastering acute and post-acute care transitions management can help organizations not only avoid “sticks” such as CMS readmission and value-based purchasing penalties but also more effectively pursue the “carrots” of higher profits accruing from efficient operations and higher quality care.
The webinar will explore:
- Why creating seamless care transitions workflows traditionally has been so difficult to accomplish
- What market drivers are applying pressure on organizations to more effectively manage acute and post-acute care transitions
- What health systems need to do to make the cultural shift to thinking beyond discharge, and to develop both strategic partners and a new set of competencies
- How a health system’s effective management of the entire patient care episode is an important milestone toward eventual population health management
- What organizations should be doing NOW to get started
Krisit Short, Senior Vice President, Navvis Healthways
Kristi leads care continuum strategies, post-acute alignment and network development engagements for health system clients at Navvis Healthways. Short has more than 20 years' experience in strategic planning, business development and strategy implementation in two heavily regulated and dynamic sectors: healthcare and financial services. Prior to joining Navvis Healthways, she developed post-acute networks for two national post acute providers as VP of Market Development. Before entering the healthcare industry, Kristi worked in the financial services area, where she served as senior vice president with responsibility for strategic planning and oversight of the electronic payments operations for the Eighth Federal Reserve District. Short is a graduate of Kansas State University and holds a Master’s in Journalism from the University of Missouri.
Stacey Jensen, RN, BSN, MBA/HCM, CDE, Senior Vice President, Partnership Operations and Account Management, Health Systems and Physicians, Healthways
Stacey provides executive leadership for the ongoing development of transitional care strategies supporting hospitals, health systems and provider networks as they journey from the current fee-for-service payment structure toward the evolving value-based reimbursement models. Jensen brings more than fifteen years of in-depth healthcare experience leading and driving sustainable change that ultimately achieves organizational success delivering total population health and well-being solutions. She has extensive experience in clinical solution delivery and operations in the provision of health and wellness services across multiple sectors including hospitals, health systems, health plans and employer partners. Jensen holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Washburn University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a focus in Healthcare Management from the University of Phoenix.
Healthways acute and post-acute care transitions management solutions have earned the exclusive endorsement of the American Hospital Association.