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Wrestling Readmissions to the Mat: Evidence and Efforts- Part 3:

What Works in Readmissions Reduction: How Hospitals Have Improved Performance

November 18, 2015- 12:00 pm CST
Amanda Brewster, PhD
Research & Education Associate,
Yale Global Health Leadership Institute

Presentation Description: 

The third webinar in the Wrestling Readmissions series will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, as Amanda Brewster,  PhD, offers insights on how hospitals across the U.S. are actively seeking to reduce readmissions but the evidence on how best to accomplish this goal is mixed. This presentation will describe research on strategies that have been associated with reductions in risk-stratified readmissions rates. 

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Wrestling Readmissions to the Mat: Evidence and Efforts- Part 2:

Discharge Readiness as a Nurse Sensitive Indicator

August 13, 2015- 12:00 pm CST
Kathleen Bobay, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Associate Professor
Marquette University College of Nursing
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 
Kathleen R. Stevens, RN, EdD, FAAN, ANEF (Moderator)

Presentation Description: 

Identifying patients who are at a higher risk for 30-day readmission provides nurses opportunities to intervene and reduce avoidable readmission rates. This presentation describes an effective approach for assessing patient readiness for hospital discharge and explores its utility in reducing readmissions.

Wrestling Readmissions to the Mat: Evidence and Efforts -Part 1:

Controlling Avoidable Readmissions Effectively (Project C.A.R.E.)

Gulshan Sharma, MD, MPH
Carol Huber, MBA
Kathleen R. Stevens, RN, EdD, FAAN, ANEF (Moderator)

Dr. Sharma’s presentation will focus on these key points:

  1. Familiarization with key interventions that have shown to reduce readmission rates.
  2. Understanding elements of project BOOST and its implementation using Health IT.
  3. Examining early lessons learned on readmission project under DSRIP 1115 Waiver in Region 2 of the state of Texas.

Exclusive - Quality Improvement and Implementation Science Presentation

John Ovretveit, BSc (Hons), MPhil, PhD, CPsychol, CSCI, MIHM

The Improvement Science Research Network Coordinating Center had the pleasure of hosting ISRN Steering Council member John Ovretveit for a week long visiting professorship preceding the 2014 Improvement Science Summit. Dr. Øvretveit is the director of the Medical Management Centre at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden and has been a member of the ISRN Steering Council since 2012.

Easy Approaches to Convert Quality Improvement to Research

October 24, 2012

“No hospital too small; no study too big”

With the approaches described in this seminar, it becomes clear that for the clinician, there is no hospital too small for conducting improvement research; and for the scientist, there is no research question too big that can’t be answered and supported through a research network. Today, multi-site network studies are a necessity to generate evidence for healthcare improvement and patient safety, but how well do they work? Join the ISRN for a discussion on easing the transition of a project from quality improvement to research.

Addressing the Improvement Science Research Priorities

May 23, 2012

The Improvement Science Research Network published national research priorities in June 2010. This web seminar highlights progress made toward these priorities. Such advances are possible through the synergy sparked by the Improvement Science Research Network. Dr. Stevens and ISRN colleagues will describe how improvement knowledge is being discovered through studies conducted by national research groups and will invite you to collaborate.

Breaking New Ground: Forming Research Collaboratives to Conduct Improvement Studies

October 26, 2010

Multi-site improvement research studies sponsored by the ISRN have the potential to produce unprecedented evidence that will revolutionize healthcare quality, delivery and safety. This web seminar introduced two Network Studies – Frontline Engagement in Quality Improvement, and Preventing Medication Errors -- that embody several of the most critical topics in improvement science. The web seminar presented each study’s purpose, research design, research questions, and inclusion/exclusion criteria, along with information regarding how interested individuals can participate in this pioneering research.

The First Improvement Science Research Network Web Event—
The Way Forward: An Introduction to Improvement Science

June 14, 2010

The first session of our web seminar series introduced the field of improvement science and showcased the activities of the ISRN as a catalyst for change. This 60-minute event defined improvement science, exploring the overlapping paradigms of improvement science, translational science, and implementation science and explaining the need and context for improvement science research. Furthermore, it enumerated the many challenges facing improvement science and health care improvement in general, including a lack of evidence-based research methodologies; limited institutional access to national improvement science experts; a need for on-site training in research methodologies; and the absence of a collegial and technological infrastructure to support a national agenda for improvement science research priorities. Finally, the event showcased the solutions available to meet these challenges, including the ISRN.

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Web Seminar Series:

Wrestling Readmissions to the Mat: Evidence and Efforts
Part 3: November 18, 2015
What Works in Readmissions Reduction: How Hospitals Have Improved Performance
Amanda Brewster, PhD
Research & Education Associate, 
Yale Global Health Leadership Institute
Part 2: August 13, 2015
Discharge Readiness as a Nurse Sensitive Indicator
Kathleen Bobay, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Marquette University, College of Nursing
Part 1: June 10, 2015
Project C.A.R.E.
Gulsham Sharma, MD
UTMB Galveston

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