Conversations Across the Discharge Divide Webinar

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Title:
Conversations Across the Discharge Divide: Evidence-based Communication Among Patients, Hospital-based Providers, and Community Healthcare Resources

Presented by:
Luke Hansen, MD, MHS - Instructor, Division of Hospital Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Jessica Soos Pawlowski, LCSW - Manager of the Department of Case Management at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH)
Robert Young, MD -Northwestern University

Objectives:
  • To review the evidence on communication between hospital based providers and primary care providers at the time of discharge
  • To examine the points in the transition from hospital to skilled nursing facility or home care at which communication failures are most likely to occur
  • To describe the role the care facilitators can play in reducing fragmentation of an individualized care plan at the time of care transition

Bios:
Luke Hansen, MD MHS, is an instructor in the Division of Hospital Medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and lead analyst for the Better Outcomes for Older adults through Safe Transitions (BOOST) Project administered by the Society of Hospital Medicine.  Dr. Hansen is a graduate of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, where he received training in analytic research methods at the Yale School of Medicine.  His research has focused on care transitions and the impact of national quality improvement efforts including Project BOOST.  

Jessica Soos Pawlowski, LCSW is the Manager of the Department of Case Management at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH). She holds a BSW from Indiana University, and a MA in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago. Mrs. Pawlowski has spent 11 years at NMH; 2 years of that in General Medicine Specialty; 7 years in the Infectious Disease outpatient clinic; and has served 2 years as an Administration Field Consultant/Field Seminar Instructor at the University of Chicago. Mrs. Pawlowski's areas of interest include patient care coordination, patient advocacy, the supervisory relationship, HIV, and Medical Ethics.

Robert Young, MD, is a Post Doctoral Fellow, an Institute of Healthcare Studies Clinical Instructor within the Division of Hospital Medicine Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern University Research interest in acute care- skilled nursing facility readmissions and inpatient delirium screening.

Who should watch:
Home Health Quality Improvement National Campaign participants and supporters, including home health executives, medical directors, therapists, medical social workers, home health aides, skilled nursing and hospital stakeholders; Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs)

This FREE webinar was sponsored by the Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign, a grassroots movement designed to unite home health agencies, stakeholders and multiple health care settings under the shared vision of improving the quality of care home health patients receive.

For more information, contact hhqi@wvmi.org