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  • Looking for Respondents to Parkinson’s Disease Caregiver Survey – MediCaring.org
    researcher and Parkinson s caregiver She is undertaking a study of Parkinson s Caregivers and Health Care Work She is seeking those caring for a spouse or partner with Parkinson s disease with the hope that she can use what she learns in an effort to educate the country about the serious issues these caregivers and their loved ones face Please address questions or comments to Jan directly at email protected The survey will only take about 10 minutes to complete and can be accessed here http www snapsurveys com swh surveylogin asp k 136320804065 key words family caregivers caregiving family caregiving Parkinson s disease Well Spouse Association survey research Tweet Pin It Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong Name required E mail required URI Applying Ostrom s Model to the Challenges of Health Care MediCaring is a service of the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness at Altarum Institute Follow Us To receive our email newsletter send a request to email protected Tweets by medicaring Care Transitions News Ringling Bros circus elephants set for final act Sunday USA TODAY April 29 2016 PMH announces Annette Schnabel as president CEO Bureau County Republican April 29 2016 College baseball Weekend Preview April 29 May 1 NCAA com April 29 2016 AbbVie Doubles Down on M A Bloomberg April 29 2016 Aspen Valley Hospital reaps awards for patient experience Aspen Times April 29 2016 Optimizing care transitions the role of the community pharmacist Dove Medical Press April 26 2016 3 lessons to improve patient care transitions FierceHealthcare April 21 2016 Dave Alfano Launches Caring Transitions of Central Connecticut PR Web press

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  • Parkinson’s disease – MediCaring.org
    Spouse Association a peer led group that supports family caregivers whose care recipients are their spouses or partners Jan is also an independent researcher and Parkinson s caregiver She is undertaking a study of Parkinson s Caregivers and Health Care Work She is seeking those caring for a spouse or partner with Parkinson s disease with the hope that she can use what she learns in an effort to educate the country about the serious issues these caregivers and their loved ones face Please address questions or comments to Jan directly at email protected The survey will only take about 10 minutes to complete and can be accessed here http www snapsurveys com swh surveylogin asp k 136320804065 key words family caregivers caregiving family caregiving Parkinson s disease Well Spouse Association survey research MediCaring is a service of the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness at Altarum Institute Follow Us To receive our email newsletter send a request to email protected Tweets by medicaring Care Transitions News Ringling Bros circus elephants set for final act Sunday USA TODAY April 29 2016 PMH announces Annette Schnabel as president CEO Bureau County Republican April 29 2016 College baseball Weekend Preview April 29 May 1 NCAA com April 29 2016 AbbVie Doubles Down on M A Bloomberg April 29 2016 Aspen Valley Hospital reaps awards for patient experience Aspen Times April 29 2016 Optimizing care transitions the role of the community pharmacist Dove Medical Press April 26 2016 3 lessons to improve patient care transitions FierceHealthcare April 21 2016 Dave Alfano Launches Caring Transitions of Central Connecticut PR Web press release April 19 2016 Older adults with dementia face increased mortality risk due to care transitions Bel Marra Health April 14 2016 Central Wyoming Caring Transitions Owners Recognized for Pioneer Spirit PR

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  • From Hospital to Home: The Missing Element in Discharge Planning – MediCaring.org
    In the case of home health agencies for example discharge and transfer summaries must include demographic information contact information for the physician an advance directive if available the course of the illness treatment procedures diagnoses lab tests and other diagnostic testing consultation results a functional status assessment a psychosocial assessment including cognitive status social supports behavioral health issues reconciliation of discharge medications all known allergies immunizations smoking or nonsmoking status vital signs unique device identifiers for implantable devices recommendations for ongoing care patient goals and treatment preferences the current plan of care including goals instructions and the latest physician orders and any other information necessary to ensure a safe and effective transition of care that supports the post discharge goals for the patient In contrast there is a much shorter list for critical access hospitals to consider in the context of areas where the patient or caregiver support person s would need assistance It includes admitting diagnosis or reason for registration relevant co morbidities and past medical and surgical history anticipated ongoing care needs post discharge readmission risk relevant psychosocial history communication needs e g language barriers diminished eyesight and hearing patients access to non health care services and community based care providers and patients goals and preferences Yet another list of criteria pertains to discharge to home situations which requires instruction on post discharge care to be used by the patient or the caregiver support person written information on warning signs and symptoms prescriptions including the name indication dosage and significant risks and side effects medication reconciliation and written instructions for patient follow up care including appointments diagnostic tests and pertinent contact information Logically there should be a list of core elements that could also be the foundation for a common care plan and which could then be readily shared across providers working in different settings Requiring a list of core elements would simplify care coordination and basic communication between providers and decrease confusion and chaos for families who are often confronted suddenly with very difficult tasks when taking a seriously ill or disabled person home Perhaps the list of required elements outlined for home health agencies could be the basis for crafting standardized core elements for all covered health care providers along with a person s likely future course strengths treatment preferences and goals Concerning the critical role played by family caregivers the rule recognizes and acknowledges the importance of families in many places yet does not clearly establish the voluntary nature of this support In other words the primary consideration in discharge planning with regard to family caregivers should be to determine their willingness to provide services To address this we hope that CMS will consider requiring health care providers to engage in a conversation and subsequently document that a family caregiver has been asked about specific supports that he or she may need taking into account the family s economic resources The regulation features thoughtful discussion medication reconciliation and health information technology HIT For beneficiaries with

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  • From Hospital to Home: The Missing Element in Discharge Planning – MediCaring.org
    the case of home health agencies for example discharge and transfer summaries must include demographic information contact information for the physician an advance directive if available the course of the illness treatment procedures diagnoses lab tests and other diagnostic testing consultation results a functional status assessment a psychosocial assessment including cognitive status social supports behavioral health issues reconciliation of discharge medications all known allergies immunizations smoking or nonsmoking status vital signs unique device identifiers for implantable devices recommendations for ongoing care patient goals and treatment preferences the current plan of care including goals instructions and the latest physician orders and any other information necessary to ensure a safe and effective transition of care that supports the post discharge goals for the patient In contrast there is a much shorter list for critical access hospitals to consider in the context of areas where the patient or caregiver support person s would need assistance It includes admitting diagnosis or reason for registration relevant co morbidities and past medical and surgical history anticipated ongoing care needs post discharge readmission risk relevant psychosocial history communication needs e g language barriers diminished eyesight and hearing patients access to non health care services and community based care providers and patients goals and preferences Yet another list of criteria pertains to discharge to home situations which requires instruction on post discharge care to be used by the patient or the caregiver support person written information on warning signs and symptoms prescriptions including the name indication dosage and significant risks and side effects medication reconciliation and written instructions for patient follow up care including appointments diagnostic tests and pertinent contact information Logically there should be a list of core elements that could also be the foundation for a common care plan and which could then be readily shared across providers working in different settings Requiring a list of core elements would simplify care coordination and basic communication between providers and decrease confusion and chaos for families who are often confronted suddenly with very difficult tasks when taking a seriously ill or disabled person home Perhaps the list of required elements outlined for home health agencies could be the basis for crafting standardized core elements for all covered health care providers along with a person s likely future course strengths treatment preferences and goals Concerning the critical role played by family caregivers the rule recognizes and acknowledges the importance of families in many places yet does not clearly establish the voluntary nature of this support In other words the primary consideration in discharge planning with regard to family caregivers should be to determine their willingness to provide services To address this we hope that CMS will consider requiring health care providers to engage in a conversation and subsequently document that a family caregiver has been asked about specific supports that he or she may need taking into account the family s economic resources The regulation features thoughtful discussion medication reconciliation and health information technology HIT For beneficiaries with complicated

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  • Shining Stars on Care Transitions: Thursday at 3 ET, online – MediCaring.org
    MD Chief Medical Officer Rhode Island Quality Institute RIQI Jonathan Leviss MD is the Chief Medical Officer for the Rhode Island Quality Institute RIQI Dr Leviss provides strategic leadership across RIQIs initiatives to transform quality and efficiency of health care in Rhode Island including the RI Beacon Communities Program and the Health Information Exchange Prior to joining RIQI Dr Leviss led HIT initiatives at large and small health systems in the US and internationally He was the Vice President Chief Medical Officer at Sentillion the market leading health care identity and access management vendor acquired by Microsoft in 2010 and then served as Director of Clinical Solutions at Microsoft Health Solutions Group Dr Leviss was the first CMIO at the NYC Health and Hospitals Corp consulted at Cerner and Deloitte and was faculty at NYU and Columbia University Dr Leviss has chaired and served on several RI state wide committees on HIT and was a founding board member of Medical Informatics NY He regularly writes and presents on health information technology health care and physician leadership and was the editor of HIT or Miss lessons learned from health information technology implementations Dr Leviss is an internist at the Thundermist Health Center RI Dr Leviss received his BA in international relations from Tufts University and MD from NYU School of Medicine Event Care Transitions Learning Session webinar Date September 12 2013 Time 3 00 PM 4 00 PM ET Teleconference 866 639 0744 No pass code needed https qualitynet webex com Meeting Password community Please join us 15 minutes prior to the presentation to ensure the automatic system set up has been properly established Attendee Instructions 1 Click or Copy and Paste this to your web browser https qualitynet webex com 2 Locate the event you wish to join 3 Click on Join Now located to the right of the event title 4 Enter your name and email address as prompted 5 Enter the password community 6 Dial in to the teleconference The number is 866 639 0744 or 678 302 3564 The access code is none If you have any questions or problems accessing the meeting please call the Buccaneer WebEx Helpline at 540 347 7400 x390 Presentation slides will be posted prior to the call at http www cfmc org integratingcare learning sessions htm These sessions will be held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month and are open to all please invite anyone who wants to learn along with us As a reminder these sessions are recorded and all previous Learning Sessions are available at http www cfmc org integratingcare learning sessions htm If you are not already receiving notifications about our upcoming Learning Sessions you may register or update your subscription preferences at http eepurl com jOFqb Tweet Pin It Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike

    Original URL path: http://medicaring.org/2013/09/11/shining-stars-on-care-transitions-thursday-at-3-et-online/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Reducing Readmissions: From the Experts, Webinar Thursday, August 8, 3 pm ET – MediCaring.org
    within budget that yield successful outcomes Previously she held the position of vice president of Quality Improvement and Care Management for Catholic Healthcare West Pasadena CA where she lead the regions chief nursing officers quality directors case managers and medical staff directors to accomplish their annual goals As an independent contractor Pat supported BEACON the Bay Area Patient Safety Collaborative as well as other state and local collaboratives She is currently leading the Avoid Readmissions through Collaboration ARC effort in CA and working nationally with HRET on the Partnership for Patients HEN A requested public speaker at national state and local conferences including IHI NPSF and TJC Ms Teske has developed and offered numerous educational programs designed to support performance improvement and system reliability Pat received her MHA from the University of LaVern and her BS in Nursing from the University of Virginia Lisa Ehle MPH Program Manager Cynosure Health Lisa Ehle MPH is a Program Manager at Cynosure Health and currently oversees the Avoid Readmissions Through Collaboration ARC program and the ARC Patient Advisory Council Before joining Cynosure Health Lisa served as the State Director of Program Services with the March of Dimes Massachusetts Chapter where she co founded the MA Perinatal Quality Collaborative and directed a Program Services Committee charged with addressing the perinatal needs of the state She has been an advocate for maternal and child health issues including preterm birth prevention routine HIV screening smoking cessation and improving hospital discharge practices Lisa has worked at the state level for the MA Department for Public Health creating policies and guidelines for infectious disease prevention and screening programs Lisa received her Bachelor of Science in Physical and Psychiatric Rehabilitation Counseling from Boston University Sargent College and a Masters of Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health specializing in Social and Behavioral Sciences Event Care Transitions Learning Session webinar Date August 8 2013 Time 3 00 PM 4 00 PM ET Teleconference 866 639 0744 No pass code needed https qualitynet webex com Meeting Password community Please join us 15 minutes prior to the presentation to ensure the automatic system set up has been properly established Attendee Instructions 1 Click or Copy and Paste this to your web browser https qualitynet webex com 2 Locate the event you wish to join 3 Click on Join Now located to the right of the event title 4 Enter your name and email address as prompted 5 Enter the password community 6 Dial in to the teleconference The number is 866 639 0744 or 678 302 3564 The access code is none If you have any questions or problems accessing the meeting please call the Buccaneer WebEx Helpline at 540 347 7400 x390 Presentation slides will be posted prior to the call at http www cfmc org integratingcare learning sessions htm key words readmissions rehospitalizations care transitions quality improvement organizations CMS CFMC Tweet Pin It Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes

    Original URL path: http://medicaring.org/2013/08/07/reducing-readmissions-from-the-experts-webinar-thursday-august-8-3-pm-et/ (2016-04-30)
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  • CCTP Success: Will We Know It When We See It? – MediCaring.org
    that the patient could not afford his medication co pays Based on hospital regulatory charity guidelines we were able to have that fee waived After 3 days in the hospital the patient was discharged and the CCTP clock began to tick When the patient opened his apartment door our coach found herself in an all too familiar situation She found that the apartment had been hit by what looked like a tornado involving the patient s medications The patient filled with nervousness and relief at seeing the coach who is a nurse blurted I need to call 911 I need to get to the ER Every CTI coach fears hearing this Staying calm our coach assessed the patient and found that he had been suffering from a headache since the day of discharge The patient did not have any pain medications or transportation to obtain such medications Using her charismatic charm the coach was able to coach the patient to call his physician and discuss these symptoms She then helped him to identify some key issues that were quite evident with his medications The visit lasted for about 2 hours but even with that much time the coach could not complete the four pillars of the CTI model Instead she worked with the patient to set follow up medical appointment with his physician and connected him with some of our Care Enhancement services Through Care Enhancement we were able to provide a taxi prescription to get the patient to his doctor s office The Care Enhancement social worker then worked miracles The social worker connected the patient with a home health program which the patient had declined at discharge She assisted the patient in obtaining transportation through our Metropolitan Transit System Access which assists people with disabilities The long term needs assessment found that the patient had shown symptoms of depression and so the social worker addressed this problem with the patient and physician The patient was connected with in home counseling aide and attendance through the VA and housing In terms of housing she helped the patient to move from his second floor apartment floor and limited his ability to go out the patient uses a scooter to a living environment better suited to his needs Now that s success Because of our team s work and focus the patient doing better This was a direct result of our collective interventions Patient x has ongoing support from a team that is committed to improving the lives of each and every patient we meet Right now we are at 80 days post discharge and no readmission Carol Castillon works for Aging Independence services and manages the CCTP work in San Diego County key words CTI Coleman model care transitions San Diego County CMS readmissions quality improvement care enhancement Tweet Pin It Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime

    Original URL path: http://medicaring.org/2013/07/03/cctp-success-will-we-know-it-when-we-see-it/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Shining Stars Webinar: June 27 to Learn from Leaders in Improving Care Transitions – MediCaring.org
    join 15 minutes prior to the presentation to ensure the automatic system set up has been properly established Attendee Instructions 1 Click or Copy and Paste this to your web browser https qualitynet webex com 2 Locate the event you wish to join 3 Click on Join Now located to the right of the event title 4 Enter your name and email address as prompted 5 Enter the password community 6 Dial in to the teleconference The number is 866 639 0744 or 678 302 3564 The access code is none If you have any questions or problems accessing the meeting please call the Buccaneer WebEx Helpline at 540 347 7400 x390 Presentation slides will be posted prior to the call at http www cfmc org integratingcare learning sessions htm These calls are open to all please invite anyone who wants to learn along with us As a reminder these sessions are recorded and all previous Learning Sessions are available at http www cfmc org integratingcare learning sessions htm If you are not already receiving notifications about upcoming Learning Sessions you may register or update your subscription preferences at http eepurl com jOFqb key words Integrating Care Shining Stars Care Transitions Banner Health webinar learning session Tweet Pin It Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong Name required E mail required URI The Feedback Circle San Diego CCTP Listens to All Perspectives to Improve Care Transitions CCTP Success Will We Know It When We See It MediCaring is a service of the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness at Altarum Institute Follow Us To receive our email newsletter send a

    Original URL path: http://medicaring.org/2013/06/25/shining-stars-webinar-june-27-to-learn-from-leaders-in-improving-care-transitions/ (2016-04-30)
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