Readmissions and Technology-enabled Integration of Care

Reducing Readmissions Through Innovative Technology-enabled Models of Care

Evidence is emerging that several new technologies, including remote patient-monitoring devices, medication optimization systems, and tools that improve caregiver-to-caregiver and caregiver-to-patient communications, can significantly reduce the need for hospital readmissions and lower costs by enabling a greater level of care coordination and integration. However, providers and researchers lack sufficient information about the best ways to incorporate these technologies into care redesign efforts, what to invest in and when, and how to implement the tools systemwide in order to reap their full benefit. Through a grant from the Commonwealth Fund, CITPH, in collaboration with an advisory committee, identified strategies for deploying and sustaining technological innovations to transform care delivery. The findings, in the form of case studies and tools, are available to assist care delivery systems, community partnerships, and national organizations in efforts to improve care coordination and reduce avoidable hospital readmissions.
Commonwealth Fund Grant Initiative
Telehealth Organizational Readiness Assessment Tool

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