Oregon Tackles Hospital Readmissions Through Multi-stakeholder Conference

27 Oct 2011

On October 4, 2011, the Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation held its Reducing Readmissions in Oregon conference, bringing together nearly 100 health care stakeholders to collaborate on activities aimed at preventing avoidable hospital readmissions and improving transitions in care. The conference attendees included representatives from consumer groups, provider groups, hospitals, health plans, long term care facilities and government agencies. Harold Miller, President and CEO of the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement and Executive Director of the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform, kicked off the conference with a discussion of national efforts to reduce hospital readmissions. Other conference speakers presented data on readmissions and transitions in care in Oregon, and local projects to improve care in this area. Visit the Quality Corp website for a summary of the day and to view the presentation slides.

You can also watch the full day's proceedings via the Quality Corp YouTube channel.

The Reducing Readmissions in Oregon conference also provided an opportunity for stakeholders to help shape Quality Corp’s new program to reduce readmissions for congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The steering committee for this work is using the recommendations from the conference to help develop Quality Corp’s program.