Readmission reductions require hospital coordination

Coordinated care models can reduce hospital readmissions, but a new study by the Northeast Business Group on Health suggests that hospitals themselves have to play a proactive rule in providing coordination, as few willingly share data to improve patient health. "To really move the needle on readmissions reduction, stakeholders need to pool their resources and engage in pre-planned management activities that would better identify patients at high risk for readmissions and lead to more efficient use of clinical support resources from both health plans and health systems," said Jeremy Nobel, M.D., executive director of the NEBGH's Solutions Center, which issued the study. Read the full article at FierceHealthcare