FHA Collaborative on Reducing Readmissions in Florida

Kick-off Meeting

September 8, 2008
Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport
Orlando, Florida


Monday, September 8, 2008

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Reducing Readmissions: An Opportunity for Florida to Lead
Bruce Rueben, FHA President

9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Vision for Collaborative, Goals and Structure
Kim Streit, FHA VP/Healthcare Research & Info.

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9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Why Collaborate?
Bruce Spurlock, M.D., Convergence Health Consulting

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10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. The Value of Measurement
Norbert Goldfield, M.D., 3M Health Information Systems

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10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Lessons from the Field on Readmissions
Stephen F. Jencks, M.D., M.P.H, Quality Consultant, and former Director, Quality Improvement Organization Program, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Memorial Healthcare System: Initiatives to Reduce Returns to ED and Outreach to Patients with Chronic Conditions
Health Intervention with Targeted Services John Benz, Strategic and Businesss Development Officer, Memorial Healthcare System

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12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch (box lunches)

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Breakout Discussion Groups
Each of the discussion groups will begin the session with a hospital describing one of their quality improvement initiatives that directly or indirectly addressed readmissions.

Breakout 1
   Intercon Ballroom 5
Congestive Heart Failure
Identifying patients with lack of access to primary and specialty care, educating case managers and helping with affordable medications.

Cindi Hayes, MSN, ARNP
Nurse Practitioner for Cardiovascular Services
Florida Hospital

Donna Winsor-Dorough, MSN, ARNP
Nurse Practitioner for Cardiovascular Services
Florida Hospital

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Breakout 2
   Intercon Ballroom 6
Cardiac Surgery
Improving cardiac surgery outcomes by identifying discharge protocols and medication adjustment.

Fain Folsom, RN, BSN, MS, Director of Performance Improvement, Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare

Breakout 3
   Intercon Ballroom 7
Evaluating readmissions across the health care system
Balancing length of stay reductions with low rates of readmissions.

Denise Remus, RN, Ph.D, Chief Quality Officer, Baycare Health System

Breakout 4
   Intercon Ballroom 8
Potentially Preventable Readmission Methodology Discussion
Dr. Norbert Goldfield, Medical Director, 3M Health Information Systems

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1:40 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
   Intercon Ballroom 1-4
Physician Engagement - Finding Physician Champions and Engaging the Medical Staff on Hospital Quality Initiatives
Bruce Spurlock, M.D, Convergence Health Consulting

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Reactor panel:
Dr. James Ketterhagen, Chief Medical Officer, Jupiter Medical Center
Dr. Jim Palermo, Chief Quality Officer, Health First

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Wrap-Up

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