Iowa Healthcare Collaborative

Readmissions REFUEL Project

Compass HIIN Readmissons REFUEL Project

Overview

The road to reducing readmissions is a challenging one that requires incredible endurance, stamina and the ability to constantly adapt to changing road conditions. We invite you to join us as we REFUEL Readmissions during a three-phase project over the course of six months. This action-driven project has been designed to accommodate motivated facilities of all sizes. Each phase contains opportunities to customize project work to your facility and REFUEL your readmission reduction efforts.

Project Flyer (PDF)
Project Informational Page (PDF)
Self-Directed Project Guide (PDF)

Project Success

Resources

Project Preparation

Informational Webinar (Video Link) and PowerPoint Slides (PDF)

Guidance Document: What is an executive sponsor and why do we need one? (PDF)

 

Phase One

Phase One Webinar (Video Link) and PowerPoint Slides (PDF)

Readmission Reduction Teams (PDF)
AHRQ Aspire Guide and Toolbox (PDF)
Webinar 2: Analyze Data and Patient/Caregiver Perspectives (Video Link)
Guidance Document: Example Patient Populations and Definitions (PDF)

 

Phase Two

Phase Two Webinar (Video Link) and PowerPoint Slides (PDF)

Readmissions Reduction Ideas to Test (Link)
Readmission Interview Conversation Guide Template (Word Document)
Readmission Interview Conversation: How-To (Word Document)
Unmet Needs and Enhanced Services Profile Template (Word Document) and Example Document (PDF)
Aspire Toolbox (PDF)
List of Typical Failures (PDF)
QI Toolkit PDSA Worksheet – Institute for Healthcare Improvement (Link)
Webinar 2: Analyze Data and Patient/Caregiver Perspectives (Video Link)
List of Rapid Cycle Improvement Project Examples (PDF) and Template (Word Document)

 

Phase Three

Phase Three Webinar (Video Link) and PowerPoint Slides (PDF)

How-To Guide: Improving Transitions from the Hospital to Skilled Nursing Facilities to Reduce Avoidable Rehospitalizations (Link)
INTERACT Nursing Capabilities List (PDF)
INTERACT SNF to ED Form (PDF)
Engaging in the ED in Readmission Reduction Efforts (Video Link)

 

Post-Project

Wrap-Up Webinar (Video Link) and PowerPoint Slides (PDF)

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