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.
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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