Readmission Collaborative Names Winners of 4th
Annual Healthcare Innovation Contest
-- NRPC recognizes those technologies and programs delivering true transformational care –

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (April 26, 2018) - The National Readmission Prevention Collaborative announced today its 2018 winners of its 4th Annual Healthcare Innovation and Transformation Contest. Multiple category winners were named at todays USC C-Suite Invitational Event in Los Angeles, and winners will be featured at various NRPC C-Suite events throughout the country for the remainder of 2018.

The category winners are as follows:

Quadruple Aim, Caretaker Satisfaction: Wambi & Carepostcard, online nurse gratification & reward site

Environmental Transformation: Burcheyes, Infection reducing hospital lighting systems

Post-Acute Connectivity: PatientPing

Population Health Advancement: Cortex, High Risk Patient Management program (Cortexhc.com)

Healthcare Finance: RIP Medical Debt

Home Based Care: AMADA Senior Care DART Readmissions program

Each of these products and services was reviewed and evaluated by members of the NRPC Advisory Board and selected as winners in their respective categories. For more information visit the NRPC website at www.NationalReadmissionPrevention.com.

“This contest has become one of the most enjoyable accomplishments in the five year history of the readmission collaborative,” said Founder Dr. Josh Luke. “It’s inspiring to see these products and services that are truly transforming how we deliver patient centered care.”

For more information on the National Readmission Prevention Collaborative or 2018 award winners, please visit www.NationalReadmissionPrevention.com.

NRPC Mission

The National Readmission Prevention Collaborative was created to unite industry leaders in sharing Best Practices in care transitions and readmission prevention for hospitals, SNF's and other providers. NRPC host events nationwide and access to case studies, products, tools and services that improve the care continuum.

NRPC Charter Members​

Jay Desai
PatientPing
Co-Founder and CEO
Rebecca Metter
Wambi & Carepostcard
Chief Executive Officer
Harry Nelson
Nelson Hardiman
Managing Partner
Chad Fotheringham
AMADA Senior Care
Discharge with Dignity Podcast
Erin Smith
naviHealth
Executive Director
Dr. Ankur Teredesai
​Co-Founder & CTO, KenSci
Professor - University of Washington
Sandy Smith
Sternectomy Sternal Vest
Chief Executive Officer
Steve Moran
Senior Housing News
Publisher
Tracy R Smith, PhD, RD, LD
Abbott Nutrition
Senior Clinical Manager

Announcing winner of 201​7​ NRPC Innovation Contest

DART by AMADA Senior Care:
Discharge Admission Reduction Team

Discharge with Dignity™

The Discharge Planners New Role: Adopt a "Home-first" Mentality
The Financial Impact of Post Acute Referral Patterns for hospitals, ACO’s & Bundles
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The Discharge with Dignity guide was developed by Dr. Josh Luke to be used as a tool for hospital case managers, discharge planners and social workers in planning for post acute care for patients. The guide's goals are two-fold: 1) To encourage doctors and hospitals to consider sending a patient home with resources, to age, heal and recover at home as opposed to in an institution if home is a possibility, and 2) The guide utilizes multiple colors to illustrate and represent the financial penalties for hospitals and doctors if patients are consistently discharged from the hospital to post acute institutions such as acute rehab, long term acute care or skilled nursing. Hospitals around the country have implemented this guide for daily use as it presents a dramatic shift from the mindset of discharge planners during the fee for service era.

Announcing the Winner of the 2016 NRPC​/NBPC​ Innovation Contest

Cardiothoracic Post-Operative Compression Vest

Sternal dehiscence and instability are a significant cause of persistent pain and limited quality of life for patients who have undergone open heart surgery. Considerable wound pain with breathing, palpable sternal instability and local inflammation can persist for months. This patented, warp-knit fabric provides medical grade compression to help the body heal faster. It is engineered with Three Dimensional Stretch™ to ensure optimal compression and reduce pain. It ​differentiates itself from other vests as it is treated with Silvadur anti-microbial protection to help lower the risk of infections and improve recovery times.

Medical grade compression improves sternal stabilization, reducing pain and localized edema. The vest includes long lasting antimicrobial protection to help lower the risk of infection and resultant re-admissions or other complications. Cardiothoracic Post-Operative Compression Vests after any heart surgery have resulted in improved patient compliance with prescribed treatment protocol, reduced length of hospital stay and evidence-based re-admission reduction for cardiac patients.

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Readmission Concepts

Dr. Josh Luke, Founder of the National Readmission Prevention Collaborative leads a discussion on transformational care delivery at the Case Management Society of America Kansas City Chapter Annual meeting in May 2017.

The NRPC Webinar ​Series.

March 13th, 2018
1 PM EST (10 AM PST)

Each month, a group of leading
case managers nationally will join hosts:

Dr. Josh Luke
& Chad Fotheringham

March Topic:
Home Care Strategies
After Orthopedic Surgery

Click here to register - it's free!

Webinar Schedule

Tuesday, July 10th at 10AM PST
Tuesday, September 11th at 10AM PST
Tuesday, November 13th at 10AM PST

Thank you to our 2018
C-Suite Invitational Sponsors

T​itle Sponsors
Abbott Nutrition
AMADA Senior Care

Panel Sponsors
​PatientPing​
​Wambi​

Solution Provider Partners​
​Burcheyes
Care Reserve
​Nexus
September is Readmission Prevention Month!

Celebrate with us in three
different cities!

Event date & city announcements
to come!

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2016 NRPC Innovation Contest Winner Highest Hospital Readmission Rate Product

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  • Only 25% of more than 3,000 U.S. hospitals avoided readmission penalties in FY 2016.
  • Studies in 2015 found that tying physician pay to quality has not had the desired impact.
  • Hospitals have had a stronger reaction to Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary penalties than the readmission penalty.
  • The CMS SNF Readmission Penalty program began October 1, 2016.
  • The SNF Readmission penalty measures how many patients from each SNF are readmitted to acute hospitals within 30 days of hospital discharge.
  • A SNF can be penalized under the The SNF Readmission penalty even after a patient is discharged home from the SNF if the patient is readmitted within the 30 days after discharge from the acute hospital.
Founder, Dr. Josh Luke
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Sr. Health Policy Consultant, for
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