While it’s tempting to seek simple answers to complex issues, they often fall short of the best solution. As leaders in healthcare, we must embrace complexity and find answers that reflect an integrated and aligned approach. We must acknowledge that accountability for high-quality transitions of care and reductions in readmissions has to be shared. With the support of CMS, SHM, and other agencies and professional organizations, we have every resource available to improve this vulnerable time in the lives of our patients. Only then will we have an environment suitable to unfry the egg. Or perhaps we’ll engineer an environment where the egg is never fried in the first place. TH
Dr. Holman is the president of SHM.