Care Coordination: Reducing Readmissions in Older Adults With Chronic Conditions

Hospital readmission is common in older adults with chronic conditions. Care coordination strategies reduce readmission; therefore, most U.S. healthcare organizations and payor systems are implementing care coordination to reduce 30-day readmission and prevent Medicare reimbursement penalties. We cover evidence-based care coordination strategies that have been shown through research to reduce readmission and improve patient outcomes during transitions. Apply what you learn in an online case study.

At a glance

What: Care Coordination: Reducing Readmissions in Older Adults With Chronic Conditions

When: Start anytime, complete within 1 month

Where: Online

Cost: $49

Continuing education credit: 3 contact hours (0.3 CEUs)

Nora J. Brennan, BSN, RN, CHFN
Beth Fahlberg, RN, PhD
Cheryl Zambroski, RN, PhD

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For additional information, contact Suzanna Waters Castillo, MSSW, PhD: 608-263-3174

Who should attend?

  • Social workers, nurses, case managers, nurse navigators, nurse managers, advocates, and other healthcare professionals working with patients who have chronic conditions

Learners will:

  • Recognize the care coordination role in transitional care and its desired outcomes at patient, provider and system levels.
  • Examine the evidence about interventions that have reduced the risk of readmission in older adults with chronic illness.
  • Identify benefits and barriers to care coordination associated with effective transitional care.
  • Apply evidence-based keys to successful transitional care in a case scenario.