Medication Improvement Group Workshop
13-14 June 2018 - Melbourne
Meeting Code HRT1810
The Medical Journey Improvement Group is new for 2018 and brings together contents
of the previous Readmissions and Chronic Disease Patient Journey Improvement
Groups. Our aim is to benchmarks the medical patient's journey through their various
interactions with the hospital system and to consider the best setting for continued
Reducing unplanned avoidable readmissions is also becoming a key quality issue and
requires a hospital wide strategy for improving systems for ALL patients. Relying on
inefficient approaches such as case finding, or employing one FTE to reduce
readmissions, reduces their impact. Frequent hospital admissions can be a sign that
patients with chronic diseases and long term conditions are not provided with
adequate access to non-hospital services and social support.
Evidence suggests that avoidable re-hospitalisation CAN be reduced by:
- Improving core discharge planning and transition processes
- Improving transitions and care coordination at the interfaces
- Enhanced coaching, education and support for self-management.
In addition we are only too aware that patients with chronic disease do not suit an
episodic model of care - which is generally more expensive and offers a fragmented
patient experience. Radical overhaul of current care models, along with early
intervention and coordination with Social Care, is required in Australia, New Zealand
and the rest of the world as a 'Chronic Disease Epidemic' impacts on ageing
populations. Many new models of care are being tried around the world.
What do you need to do?
- Designate a key liaison contact for questions and follow-up.
- Provide detailed session times and activity data from your Operating Theatre system.
- Actively want to compare performance with other leading health services and help everyone participate in their improvement journey.
- Identify and improvement project based on the data and share your results with other organisations at the annual meeting.
What does The Health Roundtable do?
- Provides tools for you to compare readmission and medical journey metrics with other organisations.
- Facilitates the annual workshop and provides a summary report based on the discussions.
- Provides phone and webcast support to all members to assist with data interpretation.