Readmission Series Concludes with Predicting Stroke Readmissions Predicting 30-day readmission rates for stroke patients, looking at race, ethnicity and other characteristics was the focus of the December FHA, Florida Health Care Association and Alliant Health Solutions Readmissions Prevention Series. Hannah Gardner, ScD, Epidemiologist for the Florida Stroke Registry and Director of Biostatistics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, shared their analysis of data from the Florida Stroke Registry linked with AHCA discharge data to determine predictors of 30-day readmissions.
Over the past year, FHA, in partnership with Florida Health Care Association and Alliant Health Solutions, hosted several webinars on strategies to prevent readmissions. Topics covered this year include sharing infection status, communicating medication information, SNF to ED transfers, role of advanced care planning and palliative care, engaging patients and families and improving information sharing among settings. For recordings, materials from the calls, please reach out to Kim Streit. Watch your emails for the dates and topics for 2023.
Website with Resources to Comply with the New Infant Hearing Requirement As of January 1, 2023, Florida hospitals are required to screen for congenital cytomegalovirus for any infant failing the initial hearing test. On Tuesday, the Department of Health and the Florida Newborn Health Screen program announced the cCMV webpage is now available at https://floridanewbornscreening.com/conditions/hearing-2/congenital-cytomegalovirus-ccmv. The webpage includes resources for parents and providers and answers to frequently asked questions. Additional resources will be added as they become available. Provider resources include links to: