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Preventable Readmissions Educational Webconference: Transitions and Handoffs

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
This Webconference will focus on improvement strategies for patient transitions and handoffs. Amy Boutwell, M.D., M.P.P., President of Collaborative Healthcare Strategies, will highlight the key components necessary for an effective transition from the acute care setting, including: comprehensive medication reconciliation, adequate discharge instructions, follow-up phone calls, and post-discharge appointments with primary care providers. Dr. Boutwell will also discuss the evidence behind why these strategies are important, and how they are linked to patient outcomes.


Amy Boutwell, M.D., M.P.P., President, Collaborative Healthcare Strategies, Co-Principle Investigator, AHRQ Reducing Medicaid Readmissions Project.

How to join the Webconference

Begin logging on 15 minutes prior to start time:

1. Click on the following link to begin logging on: https://nyspfp.webex.com/nyspfp/onstage/g.php?d=646615244&t=a
2. Enter your name and e-mail
3. Enter the case-sensitive password: Reduce123
4. Click the "Join Now" button.
5. Fill in any additional information requested.
6. Click the "Submit" button at the bottom right-hand side of your screen.

After loading, a pop-up box will appear with the following dial-in instructions:

• The toll-free phone number: (877) 668 4493
• The Meeting ID number: 646 615 244
• Your unique Attendee ID number: ____ (Assigned when you log into the Webconference) You will need to key this number into the telephone to ensure your computer and telephone are linked.

This Webconference will be presented with Closed Captioning. You can begin accessing the closed captioning 10 minutes prior to the start of the Webconference, either in the WebEx media viewer, or by opening a separate window in your browser and using the following link:  http://www.captionedtext.com/client/event.aspx?CustomerID=1367&EventID=2114030


Who Should Attend

NYSPFP encourages all NYSPFP hospital liaisons and team leaders to participate.

Who To Contact

If you need assistance with registration for the Webconference, please contact Joan Stewart at jstewart@nyspfp.org or (518) 431-7522.
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