The National Readmissions Summit Dallas 2015

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Eric Coleman
Eric Coleman
Founder, The Care Transitions Program
Josh Luke
Josh Luke
Founder, National Readmission Prevention Collaborative
Kelsey P. Mellard
Kelsey P. Mellard
Executive Director, Post-Acute Care Center for Research

RightCare, Sensiotec Named Winners of Inaugural Innovation Contest

National Readmission Prevention Collaborative selects technology & software winner for first annual Innovation Contest

WASHINGTON DC (July 15, 2015) -- The National Readmission Prevention Collaborative Announced today that two innovations stood out above the other entries and were named winners of its first annual National Readmission Prevention Collaborative Innovation Contest.

Sensiotec, has developed the world's first, completely non-contact patient monitoring solution. A web-enabled, FDA-510(k) Class II-cleared and FCC-certified biosensor panel is placed unobtrusively under a patient's bed at the point of care, providing a completely passive patient monitoring experience unencumbered by electrodes, pads, tape or wearables that touch the skin or otherwise require direct or indirect contact with the patient.

RightCare Solutions, a care transitions software technology company focused on reducing readmissions and optimizing post-acute care delivery for hospitals and health systems, was named the winner in the software category. RightCare assesses patient risk and post-acute care needs at the time of admission, ensures the appropriate plan is in place and seamlessly transitions patient information to post-acute care providers and community partners. RightCare is proven to reduce hospital readmissions, length of stay and excess days.

"It was amazing to see all the different technologies and innovations out there, but Sensiotec and RIghtcare stood out above the rest," said Dr. Josh Luke, Founder of the National Readmission Prevention Collaborative. "Our newsletter list has grown to more than 100,000 healthcare providers in less than 18 months and the response to our initial Innovation Contest was overwhelming. It's not just the technology that made these two stand out, but both are user friendly and extremely affordable solutions. Both products benefit providers across the continuum, not just acute providers."

"We are honored to be recognized as a leading innovator by NRPC, a nationally recognized organization in the field of care transitions," said Eric Heil, CEO of RightCare Solutions. "It is the RightCare commitment to ensure patients get the right care in the right environment, minimizing avoidable readmissions and improving patient outcomes through evidence-based technology".

"We are very pleased that the National Readmission Prevention Collaborative has recognized, with this prestigious award, the important contribution that Sensiotec's non-contact patient monitoring solution can bring to providers across the continuum," said Robert Arkin, Sensiotec's founder and CEO. "We believe the application of this technology will represent a disruptive innovation that improves patient care and outcomes, increases patient safety, and controls costs, and, in the process, helps move healthcare where it needs to go."

The National Readmission Prevention Collaborative was created to showcase Best Practice care coordination case studies. The website, has the most comprehensive set of care coordination case studies on the web, showcased for providers around the world to access best practices. The NRPC website also has a readmission certification for healthcare professionals and tool kits to improve care coordination and reduce unnecessary hospital admissions.


Welcome to the homepage for the National Readmission Prevention Collaborative and the California Readmission Prevention Collaborative. These volunteer collaboratives were created to unite industry leaders in sharing Best Practice Case Studies for hospitals, SNF's and other post acute providers. Please browse these "Best Practice" case studies to identify tools that may work at your facility. Many of the products, tools and services discussed in the case studies are available by clicking-through to the Resources section. Once you have put the Best Practices and industry-leading tools to work in your facility, we encourage you to submit your facility's success story as well! Thanks for visiting."

National Advisory Panel

Congratulations to the NRPC for being recognized at the Los Angeles Business Journal Healthcare Leadership and Service Awards 2015!

Special thanks to the Educational Underwriters of our most recent events!

Sutter Health Los Alamitos Medical Center Signature Healthcare Dignity Health
Virginia Mason MultiCare Henry Ford


Congratulations to Premier Home Infusion for meeting all the requirements to become a Certified Readmission Prevention Professional -- the stamp of approval for providers committed to preventing unnecessary readmissions!

Chuck Bongiovanni's presentation on Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary was the talk of the Summit. Bongiovanni's White Paper on MSPB and the newly launched Community Integration Model was the talk of the Summit. MSPB, "the new readmissions penalty," launches on October 1, 2014.

Eric Coleman, designer of Coleman Transitions Intervention; Eric Heil, CEO of Rightcare Solutions; and ​​​Josh Luke​,​​​ hospital CEO and Founder​ of the ​National Readmission Prevention Collaborative​, ​discuss MSPB (Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary), risk assessment and caretaker tools at the Northern California Readmissions Summit, September 12, 2014 in San Francisco.

Jennifer Pearce of Sutter Care at Home presented one of the hottest topics of the day,patient literacy. Sutter Health served as the educational underwriter for the event.

Glenna Yaroch of Home Instead opened up the Northern California Readmissons Summit by presenting a Best Practice case study on preventing readmissions through coordinated home care services.

Loren Shook, CEO of Silverado Senior Living and Author of The Silverado Story, was one of the most well-received speakers at the Northern California Readmissions Summit, Friday, September 12, 2014 in San Francisco.

August/September Poll

Does your organization have a formal strategy to support the mandated orthopedic bundled payment initiative?

(Choose from the options below by clicking your choice)

July Poll Results

Does your hospital, facility or agency have a regularly scheduled care coordination/utilization review meeting with your acute/post acute partners/referral sources?

A. Weekly - 43%

B. Monthly - 7%

C. Both - 0%

D. Not At All - 50%

Poll question note: If you are struggling to get your referral source to engage you in regular meetings, please email, list "Poll Question" in the subject and then provide details, and we will connect you with resources to facilitate that conversation.

We would like to thank the following organizations for their support of our collaboratives.

Sensiotec Silverado Senior Living Care Patrol Medline
Cambrian Homecare Boehringer Ingelheim CareCentrix Cubist Pharmaceuticals
Home Instead 24 Hr Home Care Health Dimensions Group PRN Ambulance
Vitaphone COMS Interactive Vree Health Windsor

Donations for the Alzheimer's Association






Thanks to Jim McAleer, CEO of Alzheimer's Association OC, for nominating Josh Luke for the Senior Care Hero Award 2015

Click here to vote for Josh, every vote counts!
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