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COPD readmission reduction

What roles do COPD care teams play?

Reducing COPD readmission rates can reduce COPD costs. When care teams engage patients about their health status over time, they are in a better position to maintain wellness and support COPD readmission reduction.

 

Learn more about the tools and resources care teams are using to improve adherence to COPD treatment plans and reduce costs in the COPD insider articles below.

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  • Quality of Life for COPD Patients

    Quality of Life for COPD Patients

    Effective care is not better quality of life. These insider strategies on how you can leverage coaching, self-management, technology to accomplish both.

  • Making the shift to value-based care

    Making the shift to value-based care

    Don’t make the transition to value-based care without understanding these key principles to transformation.

  • Common ground with your care team

    Common ground with your care team

    Use these smart tips to gain alignment across your care team, to set up your patients and organization for sustainable success.

  • Nursing Shortage

    Nursing Shortage

    In today’s staffing shortage, which professionals should be cross-trained? Read our insider debate and see where you side.

  • Connected Solutions  | Philips Healthcare

    Connected Solutions | Philips Healthcare

    Connected solutions include technologies that turn delivery devices into smart inhalers.

  • Transforming COPD care through collaboration

    Transforming COPD care through collaboration

    What would happen if we blurred the lines between departments and disease states when shaping care for COPD patients? The answer may surprise you.

  • Insider solutions

    Insider solutions

    As we learn more and more about COPD, many questions remain. Discover what our panel of insiders had to say about some of your most pressing questions.

  • Frequent Flyer

    Frequent Flyer

    Learn three keys to reducing readmissions for your “frequent flyers”—making their transition from hospital to home more permanent.

  • RT anatomy: 5 skills to maximize COPD outcomes

    RT anatomy: 5 skills to maximize COPD outcomes

    RT's provide exceptional value in care to patients with COPD, but what do successful RTs have in common? 5 skills to maximize COPD outcomes in any care setting.

  • How to get your COPD initiative funded

    How to get your COPD initiative funded

    Funds are hard to come by today. Don’t miss your chance to secure the capital you need to advance value-based care.

  • Reaching proper utilization of devices

    Reaching proper utilization of devices

    GOLD provides clear guidance for selecting medication for COPD. These simple steps may help select the device that is best suited for the patient.

  • Why focusing solely on costs is short-sighted

    Why focusing solely on costs is short-sighted

    Listen to Christine Cunningham, RRT discuss the implications of focusing solely on cost when purchasing home-care equipment. Discover the downfalls of devices that don’t meet patient oxygen requirements and other insights into the home-care setting in this compelling video.

  • 1 on 1: ensure your RTs are filling these 5 roles

    1 on 1: ensure your RTs are filling these 5 roles

    It’s no secret that RTs are a crucial member of the care team—but as patient needs evolve, so does their role. Watch this video to learn the various roles and responsibilities and ensure your RTs are successfully filling each one.

  • The ROI of pulmonary rehab

    The ROI of pulmonary rehab

    Pulmonary rehab is commonly underutilized because its benefits are under-recognized.

  • Three steps to saving costs by shifting patients from hospital to home

    Three steps to saving costs by shifting patients from hospital to home

    What’s the key to saving costs in patients with COPD? Shifting care settings. Discover three steps to get patients from hospital to home and cut your institution’s costs in the process.

  • RT in the ED

    RT in the ED

    See how one insider saved $700,000 in a single year by staffing an RT in her emergency department.

  • Mental Health Focus

    Mental Health Focus

    When you overlook the mental health component of COPD care, you may only be addressing surface issues. Keep patients living healthy at home by putting mental health services at the core of your care.

  • “Meds-to-beds” pilot

    “Meds-to-beds” pilot

    Get a look at a new COPD “meds-to-beds” program, initiated in partnership with the hospital pharmacy.

  • Identifying COPD patients

    Identifying COPD patients

    Learn how to identify patients with COPD sooner by proactively focusing on additional risk factors, special populations, and more.

  • How ACOs align perfectly with COPD treatment goals

    How ACOs align perfectly with COPD treatment goals

    Learn how ACOs create amazing opportunities to support COPD treatment goals and elevate value-based care.

  • COPD Proactive Planning

    COPD Proactive Planning

    It takes more than just a good treatment plan and a prescription to keep your patients healthy at home. Follow one patient’s journey from discharge to readmission and learn how taking a proactive approach to care can safeguard against this from happening again.

  • Overcoming underdiagnosis: identifying patients with overlap syndrome

    Overcoming underdiagnosis: identifying patients with overlap syndrome

    Learn insider insights on how to identify and treat overlap syndrome to help you get patients healthy at home.

  • 4 keys to sustainable readmission reduction

    4 keys to sustainable readmission reduction

    Brian Carlin, MD, FCCP, FAARC, was part of a readmission reduction program that reduced readmission by 25% and saved $1000 to $1500 per patient. In the video, he lays out 4 key learnings that led to these dramatic results.

  • Building your COPD executive care team

    Building your COPD executive care team

    Details how to build your multidisciplinary executive care team and what contribution you can expect from each team member.

  • Case study: Focus on quality and the benefits will follow

    Case study: Focus on quality and the benefits will follow

    In this compelling case study, Becky Anderson, RRT, discusses how she reduced readmissions, improved adherence, and slashed costs simply by focusing on best practices.

  • ACO Perspective Video

    ACO Perspective Video

    Beyond driving efficient, quality care, ACOs create particular benefits for managing chronic disease in a population health model. Get the inside scoop from expert Les Duncan.

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