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Community-based health coaches and care coordinators reduce readmissions using information technology to identify and support at-risk Medicare patients after discharge.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Health Care Innovations Exchange. July 30, 2014.
This article describes an intervention that trained health coaches to use mobile technology to assess the health status of recently discharged Medicare patients, first during an in-home visit 48 hours after leaving the hospital and then with weekly phone calls over a 3-week period. The program resulted in decreased readmission rates and significant cost savings.
Findings and Lessons From the Improving Management of Individuals With Complex Health Care Needs Through Health IT Grant Initiative.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 2013. AHRQ Publication No. 13-0058-EF.
This publication summarizes findings from 12 projects that explored how health information technology can enhance management and quality of care for patients with complex conditions in the ambulatory setting.
Fifty-first Report of Session 2005-06. House of Commons Committee on Public Accounts. London, England: The Stationary Office; July 6, 2006. Publication HC 831.
The Health Literacy of America's Adults: Results from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy.
Kutner M, Greenberg E, Jin Y, Paulsen C. US Department of Education. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics; September 2006. Report No: NCES 2006-483.
This report provides an assessment of health literacy data analyzed for different demographic characteristics.