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Conference Highlights 7 Transitional Care Interventions

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With providers across the country experimenting with transitional care improvements, many models that are spearheading the movement share some common interventions, said Cheri Lattimer, executive director for the non-profit National Transitions of Care Coalition, in a keynote address at Friday's World Congress 3rd Annual Leadership Summit on Hospital Readmissions.

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Lattimer outlined several models at the Falls Church, Va., event, including transition coaching, advanced nurse practitioner participation, the use of a guided care nurse, Boston University's Project RED and the Society of Hospital Medicine's Project Boost

The best transitional care model is "not about the [individual] model; it's what they have in common," Lattimer said in a keynote address. The current models leading the national experiment all focus on a team approach to reengineer the entire discharge process.

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Source: FierceHealthcare


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