Seven Day Follow-Up And Discharge Planning Webinar
Partners For Kids recently hosted a webinar with Nationwide Children’s discharge planner, Elliot Cook, to discuss the discharge process for patients who have been hospitalized for a behavioral health concern and how it relates to timely follow-up. Research suggests that post-discharge follow-up, ideally within seven days of discharge, results in improved health outcomes and lower readmission rates. A critical piece of achieving follow-up within seven days is open communication between discharging hospitals and community providers. Learn more by watching the recording of the webinar.
In addition, the Partners For Kids Quality Improvement (QI) Coaching Program offers a QI project to assist community behavioral health providers in meeting the HEDIS goal of providing follow-up care within seven days of discharge. Questions about the QI project can be sent to PFKQICoaching@NationwideChildrens.org.
Published May 2021