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12 IHC Annual Forum - An Interview with our Fan Favorite Poster winners!.doc

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FANFAVORITEPOSTER_SM-155459 Welcome back everyone. My name is Dino Omerhodzic I am here with the Fan Favorite. They were chosen by all of the participants at our annual forum which is hosted every year. I am going to just go ahead and pass the mike over to each individual person that was part of the Poster Symposium today. This is Dennis Helmick and I am the utilization review nurse at Van Diest Medical Center. I am Anthony INAUDIBLE 0036 I am hospital social worker at Van Diest Medical Center. My name is Maureen Carver and I am the care coordination supervisor at Van Diest Medical Center. Awesome, thank you very much. I actually want to congratulate you guys on getting the Fan Favorite award and I just kind of want to talk to you guys basically what prompted this whole, how did you guys start doing what you have been doing and maybe just give a little bit of background on what your project was and may be some key components of it. So our project really originated from our longstanding readmissions team that we have at the hospital and that team is a very retroactive kind of analyzing team. So we wait for those 30-day readmissions to happen and then we look at them and see what we could have done better to learn from that. What we
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FANFAVORITEPOSTER_SM-155459 wanted to do is define a more proactive way to deal with that. So when we are looking at these readmissions we are seeing that these patients have unmet healthcare needs that started way before they even had that index admission. So we thought if we could just identify these people before they got to the point that they were a threat for readmission clear up the road then maybe we can make a difference in our readmissions and also make
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