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Long Term Care Integration Project (LTCIP)
February LTCIP Update
There will no LTCIP Quarterly Meeting in March.
As you probably know, a big push for healthcare this year and beyond is targeting patients who are frequent users of acute care services. Health care systems and providers and community-based organizations are identifying these patients/clients and looking at the root causes of readmissions. Clearly, readmissions negatively impact the patients/clients, but all of us are impacted as well. As a community, can we identify positive alternatives to readmissions? Please join us in this effort.
On Tuesday, March 26, key representatives from hospital systems, physician groups, health plans, community-based organizations and other concerned health and social service groups will participate in a Reducing Readmissions Learning and Action Network Event to identify solutions to better support the transition of care for frequent users of acute services. We want you at the table. The breakout sessions will focus on three important components that can impact hospital readmissions: medication issues, behavioral health concerns and the need to build more partnerships across the continuum of health and social service providers.
Please see information below about the event and register early as capacity is limited to 500. I hope to see you there.
Brenda Schmitthenner, MPA
Aging Program Administrator
County of San Diego, Aging & Independence Services
Supporting Transitions in Patient Care
Across the Provider Continuum
Reducing Readmissions in San Diego and Imperial Communities
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
7:30 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PDT
Learn practical strategies to reduce readmissions in your community.
Build cross-setting partnerships between hospitals, nursing homes, home health, and other community partners.
Gain knowledge to provide enhanced services for the behavioral health population following hospitalization.
Identify solutions to reduce medication-related readmissions, including partnering with patients to improve medication adherence.
Alpesh Amin, MD, MBA, FACP, SFHM, Executive Director, Hospitalist Program Chair, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine
David Folsom, MD, Medical Director, St. Vincent de Paul Village Family Health Center, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Family Prevention Medicine, University of California, San Diego
Hospitals, physicians, nursing homes, home health agencies, health plans, community-based organizations, community stakeholders, other healthcare providers
This educational offering has been approved for Health Services Advisory Group, Inc., by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 15360, to award 6.5 Contact Hours of continuing education. The knowledge Center, Health and Human Services, County of San Diego, is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences BB# PCE 446; to award 6.5 Contact Hours of continuing education for MFTs and LCSWs.
Registration and Additional Information
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Registration must be completed by March 18, 2013.
Contact: Traci DelPurgatorio (858) 614-1555 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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