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Wednesday, September 17 • 3:40pm - 4:30pm
Transitional Care: Understanding the Quality and Financial Impact to Your Critical Access Hospital

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Session Description
Rural residents have access to fewer healthcare services, lower economic and insurance status, fewer physicians per capita, and higher chronic disease rates than their urban peers.  Maintaining long-term viability of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) will be essential for rural healthcare delivery.

Around the country, there are underutilized CAH beds and talented rural healthcare teams looking for opportunity and new models of care. Fortunately, an innovative post-acute care model has been developed that creates a new niche for CAHs and provides a desperately needed solution to address present gaps in our healthcare system.

Based on the Mayo Post-Acute Care Program, Dr. Mark Lindsay M.D. M.M.M., highlights the opportunity for Critical Access Hospitals to establish high quality post-acute care pathways to match the demands in acute care hospitals.

Key elements of the program include teamwork, staff empowerment, and collaboration across care settings. The program eliminates the notion of discharge, and promotes high quality programs, transitional and ventilator care as patients are most vulnerable as they transition from one setting to the next. Team centric processes, establishing key metrics, reliably implementing evidence based care are all important strategies for optimizing care across the continuum.


Mark Lindsay, MD, MMM

Mark Lindsay is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He serves as Medical Director for Allevant. He received his medical degree from the University Of Southern California School Of Medicine, where he also completed his postgraduate training in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and remained on Faculty as an Assistant Professor of Medicine. He has practiced at Mayo Clinic Health System... Read More →

Wednesday September 17, 2014 3:40pm - 4:30pm
Oklahoma G,H,I,J

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