Johns Hopkins Reveals Inner Workings of Its Preferred Skilled Nursing Network

One academic health system found that though the process can require considerable time and resources, establishing a preferred skilled nursing facility network could provide a leg up in improving care and in implementing value-based health strategies. Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM), an integrated care system that includes five hospitals in Maryland and the District of Columbia, […]

Collaboration on Skilled Nursing Transitions Reduces 30-Day Readmissions

A collaborative initiative between nurse practitioners (NPs), doctors, and other medical staff to help patients discharged from a hospital to a skilled nursing facility lowered 30-day hospital readmissions. The¬†Enhanced Care Program fosters collaboration between medical staff and patients in settings where nurse¬†practitioners were available around the clock; medication reconciliation procedures were also followed at the […]