This program will review the elements in developing a care transitions program in partnership with hospitals, to improve outcomes and reduce hospitalization rates. It covers the preparation necessary to facilitate transitions in care and sell the advantages of it to potential partners, the clinical and financial benefits of such a program for health systems, the metrics for assessing the program’s effectiveness, and the internal metrics for assessing the program’s cost and financial viability.
Faculty: Karen Vance, OTR, is a Managing Consultant with BKD, Health Care Group out of Colorado Springs, CO. A leading national home care and hospice consultant, Karen is a registered occupational therapist with more than 30 years of experience in home care as a clinician, manager, and consultant. She routinely performs clinical and operations consulting to home health and hospice providers, helping them establish and maintain cost effective quality management practices. An advocate in the home care industry, Karen is actively involved with many national and state organizations as a speaker, educator, and consultant. She has declared no conflict of interest for this program and will present fairly and without bias.
Continuing Education: The program planners have no conflict of interest in regard to this webinar. RNs and LPNs must participate in the entire presentation in order for contact hours to be awarded. To apply for nursing contact hours, please mail an evaluation form and a $10 processing fee for each individual requesting hours. Additionally, send in a completed sign-in sheet, listing the individuals at your facility that participated and noting those requesting contact hours. Individuals requesting contact hours will receive a certificate of contact hours earned. Please make sure that you enter the Contact Person’s name in the Registration Form. All correspondence and site registration information will be sent to this person. No commercial support has been provided for this program.
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