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Webinar: ASPIRE to Knockout Pneumonia Readmissions

Webinar 2: Align with related efforts and resources; identify gaps

April 5, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

COST: Free

Join us on April 5th as we continue the journey with Dr. Amy Boutwell in her series on Reducing Pneumonia Readmissions in North Carolina. In her first webinar, Dr. Boutwell focused on the key data collection and analyses required to understand the patterns and root causes of Medicaid readmissions. In the upcoming webinar on April 5th, Dr. Boutwell will focus on understanding current readmission reduction efforts – both in your hospital and in your community. By knowing what transitional care practices, processes, tools and services exist in your hospital, post-acute and ambulatory settings, and in your community, including behavioral health, social services and community organizations, you can develop a portfolio of strategies, assets and resources to reduce readmissions. Dr. Boutwell will provide guidance on how to conduct a gap analysis to determine which target populations are not well served by current readmission reduction activities, whether current readmission reduction efforts address the root causes of readmissions in your target populations, and which strategies and be added to improve the efficacy of current readmission efforts.
Resources: ASPIRE Guide Section 2; Tools 3, 4

Target Audience

CMO/Physician Leaders, Quality Staff, Coding and Utilization Review Team, Case Managers, and Performance Improvement Staff should attend

Learning Objectives

  • Know what transitional care practices, processes, tools, services already exist in your hospital
  • Know what transitional care services and supports are in place in the post-acute and ambulatory settings
  • Know what transitional care services and supports are available in the community, including behavioral health, social services, and community organizations

Featured Faculty

  • Karen Southard, Vice President, Quality & Clinical Performance Improvement
  • Dr. Amy Boutwell, MD, MPP, President, Collaborative Healthcare Strategies; Dr Boutwell founded Collaborative Healthcare Strategies to pursue work aligned with the opportunities created by the Affordable Care Act, the CMS Center for Innovation and the Partnership for Patients, specifically with the goal of engaging thousands of communities across the nation to work across settings and sectors to improve healthcare delivery. With the creation of Collaborative Healthcare Strategies, Dr. Boutwell works at the intersection of all best practices and approaches to improve care transitions, without exclusive adherence to one particular model – taking the best from what is known to be effective, practical and efficient in improving care transitions. Since 2008, Dr. Boutwell has been deeply immersed in the clinical, operational, policy, payment and political aspects of approaches to reduce avoidable rehospitalizations and improve care transitions.

Meeting Materials


American College of Healthcare Executives
NCHA is authorized to award 1.0 hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement or re-certification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit should indicate their attendance when submitting application to the ACHE for advancement or re-certification.


This webinar is complementary to NCHA members. Pre-registration is required.
Registration questions contact
Sarah Roberts at sroberts@ncha.org



April 5, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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