Care Coordination Pilot Looks to Prevent Hospital Readmissions

The University of Buffalo is working to limit patient readmissions to hospitals and ERs via use of dashboard technology.

The University of Buffalo is working to limit patient readmissions to hospitals and ERs via use of dashboard technology.

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality awarded the University at Buffalo School of Nursing a grant of $298,934 for the project--which will connect primary care physician's offices, their patients and families to ensure patients receive follow-up care after being released from the hospital, according to an announcement.

The study will incorporate a "Care Transitions Dashboard," Sharon Hewner, an assistant professor of nursing at Buffalo and author of the grant, said in the announcement.

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Source: Fierce EMR