Too many patients are re-hospitalized
TMF Health Quality Institute is working with health care providers from across the continuum to reduce readmissions following hospitalization.
Through the Partnership for Community Health project, funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, TMF is working with stakeholders in Arkansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, Puerto Rico, Texas and the U.S. Virgin Islands to meet this ambitious goal.
Participants include hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, home health agencies, dialysis facilities, skilled nursing facilities, physician offices, inpatient psychiatric facilities, as well as patients, families, payers, community organizations and other motivated individuals.
A big problem with a community solution
Frequent hospital readmissions are not just a hospital problem; they are a community problem and all providers in the community have a role in providing the high quality, coordinated and patient-centered care that prevents avoidable readmissions.
We know simply raising broad awareness of better practice will not achieve sustainable results, nor will it change behaviors on a large scale. However, through the Partnership for Community Health project, peers and communities become a powerful force for change when they are willing to share and interact, and to integrate and implement solutions.
For more information visit TMF’s Partnership for Community Health webpage.