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On August 9, the National Partnership for Patients held the 5th quarterly National Priorities Partnership meeting. This quarter's meeting topic was "Accelerating, Augmenting and Amplifying Results."
The focus of the National Priorities Partnership is to develop meaningful collaborations through public-private partnerships to develop strategies to address the triple aim of improved patient experience, improved health of population and improved efficiencies of care delivery. Session topics from this quarter's meeting included:
I joined Mary Jane Koren, M.D., M.P.H., vice president for the Picker–Commonwealth Fund Long-Term Quality Improvement Program and the Dual Eligibles Initiative in speaking about the Advancing Excellence in America's Nursing Homes campaign during an afternoon session entitled "Achieving Results: Partnership for Patients Goal-Reducing Readmissions Across the Continuum."
This includes meaningful data collection and sharing, shared staff responsibilities to communicate information, and recognition that a key part of this “team” is the patient and their families to identify what information they need and what optimal care looks like to them.
Advancing Excellence is currently developing resource tools for the nursing homes to collect this data which will serve as a platform for a meaningful “root cause analysis” approach to identifying opportunities to improve care, recognize early changes in condition and reduce avoidable hospital transfers in a safe and patient-centered way.