Hospital Discharge Innovations to Improve Care Transition

The DC Hospital Association recently released a final report on the grant Hospital Discharge Innovations to Improve Care Transition funded by the DC Department of Healthcare Finance. Under this project, ZaneNet participated as a Grant Partner. The goal of the project was to assess and address the complex and challenging aspects of the discharge planning process in hospitals that provide acute care, emergency care, long-term acute care, and other core services in the District of Columbia and improve the quality, timely availability of discharge data and completeness of discharge summary for care coordination.  The main takeaway is that communication, both electronic and humans, is going to be vital to ensuring that discharge information is complete and moves in a timelier manner. For more information click here to for the full report.