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What will it Take to Reduce Readmissions?

by Louis on February 15, 2013

The game is ON! Everyone is talking re-admissions. A slew of articles has just emerged describing the problem and hinting at solutions. The solution is outside the hospital’s experience and purview but needs to be holistic and comprehensive. The elements are as simple as a handrail and a ride and as complex as fine tuning diabetes and blood pressure medications.   Data is important but needs to be actionable…not dumped into a daughter’s computer desktop. Pointing and telling is not enough. Patients are overwhelmed. We need a system to manage the flow of products and services. We call it Aging in Place 2.0.

Here are three recent articles that spell things out:

from the Washington Post

Associated Press 1

Associated Press 2

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