Monday Memo
Monday Memo
Monday, July 13, 2015
What's NEW at Athena Forum

Online CE Courses Advance Organizational Performance

According to a July 7 article in Healthcare IT News, studies show that CE, designed according to evidence-based principles, can improve patient health outcomes and should also improve the outcomes related to readmissions and LOS, reducing Medicare penalties and achieving Joint Commission accreditation goal.

A 2013 report from American Hospital Association encourages health systems to use continuing education to advance the strategic aims of the organization. CE can be part of a multi-focused strategy to impact complex healthcare issues.

Online courses are convenient and resources like Athena Forum's courses can get a new orientee up to speed in a few weeks or move advanced case managers forward.

Tips from our featured course

Transitions of Care: More Important Than Ever

"The growing trend away from the family doctor who did it all to location-based physicians, including office-based primary care doctors, hospitalists, and SNFists, makes the transitions of care more important than ever."

Ronald L Hirsch, MD, FACP

[CM Express, Module D, Enhanced Care Transitions]

Dynamic Transitions of Care

Transitional care, the relatively brief time interval that begins with preparing a patient to leave one setting and be received in the next, should be well-planned and adequately timed. More often, however, a lack of communication from one setting to the next threatens the quality of care.

The transition of care frequently involves multiple persons and affects not only the patient but the healthcare professionals as well.

"Inadequate communication and poor transitions of care undermine even the best care planning."

David B. Nash, MD, MBA
Dean and Professor of Health Policy
Jefferson School of Population Health

[CM Express, Module D, Enhanced Care Transitions]

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Thomas A. Rasmussen
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Athena Forum Institute

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Athena Forum

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