Lost in Transition
November 30, 2011
It’s time we invest in patient-centric systems for transitional care.
New Jersey Hospital Funds Care-Transitions “Coach”
November 4, 2011
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton, N.J., has partnered with Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Greater Mercer County to support care transitions for 350 chronically ill older patients.
Joint Commission Launches Certification for Hospital Palliative Care
October 4, 2011
A new Joint Commission program offering advanced certification for hospital-based palliative-care services is accepting applications and conducting daylong surveys through the end of this month. As with the Joint Commission’s reviews of other specialty services (e.g.
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: A Discharge Solution—or Problem?
October 1, 2011
Although helpful for some, discharge lounges won’t solve systemic bed-management issues
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Experts discuss strategies to improve early discharges
October 1, 2011
Emergency Nurses Association President AnnMarie Papa discusses patient partnerships; Ken Simone explains the pressures hospitals face in moving patients and potential incentives to get nurses on board the early-discharge train
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: The “Weak Link” in Patient Handoffs
August 3, 2011
Few studies have shown how to effectively improve communication to improve patient safety
It Takes a Village
July 1, 2011
Safe transitions for indigent patients are a common, complex problem; HM can help lead hospital-community collaborations to improve outcomes
Marriage of Necessity
June 1, 2011
Is second time the charm for hospital-physician alignment?
February 2, 2011
Hospitalists should jump on transitions-of-care train now to help solve rehospitalization problems
Change You Should Believe In
July 1, 2010
Care transitions challenge hospitalists to improve systems, communication