FHA Collaborative on Reducing Readmissions in Florida

Improving Care Transitions
Standardized Discharge Abstract Initiative


Tuesday, September 13, 2011
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDT

Hospital to SNF Draft Discharge Transfer Form - Background Summary

For those unable to participate in the live program, you can CLICK HERE TO REPLAY this Webinar.


The Webinar provided participants with a background summary about the development of a standardized discharge form to improve care transitions between hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. Under the FHA Collaborative on Reducing Readmissions in Florida, a workgroup was formed in March 2010 to identify key information needed on a standardized form that could be adopted statewide to take the place of the 3008 form. A DRAFT form (see materials below) was developed and tested several times within the workgroup, and is now being rolled out more broadly for additional testing.
The next step toward finalizing the form for adoption at the state level is to solicit 7-10 hospitals and skilled nursing facilities to partner to test the form for two weeks and provide feedback.



Kim Streit, Florida Hospital Association
407-841-6230, kims@fha.org

Bruce Spurlock MD, Convergence Health Consulting

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