Arthur Garson, Jr, MD, MPH, and Patrick White share final insights about where the cardiovascular community is and where it is heading with regard to managing patients through transitions between healthcare settings.

Dr Garson comments that although overall patient care has improved tremendously, hospital readmission rates continue to pose a challenge. He suggests that healthcare professionals need to personalize care when helping their patients navigate through transitions of care.

Mr White adds that the cardiovascular community needs to better manage several components that play a role in transition-of-care scenarios. He notes that while focusing on a physician’s practice is important, all other parties involved in a patient’s care should also be managed. Mr White says that partnerships with physician executives and insurance companies will be important when designing more efficient programs for patients, payers, physicians, and hospitals.

Final Thoughts

Arthur Garson, Jr, MD, MPH, and Patrick White share final insights about where the cardiovascular community is and where it is heading with regard to managing patients through transitions between healthcare settings.
Published Online: June 27, 2014
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Episode 1 Introduction: Background on Hospital Readmissions
Episode 2 Preventing Unnecessary Hospital Readmissions
Episode 3 Incentivizing the Physician
Episode 4 Recognizing Cardiology-Specific Challenges
Episode 5 Communication Errors and Consequences
Episode 6 Cardiovascular Conditions Frequently Associated With Readmissions
Episode 7 Provider- and Patient-Related Factors Impacting Care Transitions
Episode 8 Improving Transitions of Care: Dr May
Episode 9 Improving Transitions of Care to Reduce Readmissions
Episode 10 Grand-Aides - A New Model of Care
Episode 11 Measuring the Success of Transitional Care Programs
Episode 12 Improving Treatment Adherence
Episode 13 Bundled Payment Programs and Hospital Partnership
Episode 14 Transitioning to Value-Based Reimbursement
Episode 15 Final Thoughts
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