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May 23, 2013, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET
Transition in Care and Implementation of TeamSTEPPS – Lessons From the Front Line

 Session Overview

It is no secret that high-performing healthcare must include effective care coordination and coordinated transitional care management. With approximately 20% of Medicare beneficiaries being discharged from the hospital to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), SNFs can play a major role in improving population health and reducing avoidable readmissions. However, to take advantage of that opportunity, all stakeholders must work in concert and be engaged around common objectives and incentives. Brandon Tappan, Vice President of Operations of Senior Care Centers, will share his ideas on building better partnerships with acute-care facilities, and will identify areas for improvement that can lead to lower readmission rates.
Brandon Tappan

Col. Peter Napolitano
Following Mr. Tappan, Col. Peter Napolitano, MD, will present on the Military Health System's large-scale implementation of the TeamSTEPPS training program in Combat Support Hospitals in Iraq to improve the safety and quality in combat environments. Many people were unsure if the program would be successful in a deployed environment, where physicians' and nurses' demands vary significantly on a day-to-day basis; staff operates in high-stress environments; and there is frequent turnover. However, hospitals using TeamSTEPPS have demonstrated marked improvements in patient safety, teamwork, and communication.

Following the session, Col. Napolitano and Brandon Tappan will be joined by a reactor panel comprising Mark McKenzie, President and CEO of SCC; Emily Welebob, RN; and Arlene Salamendra, Patient Safety Advocate, to further expand on the topic and take questions from webinar participants.

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Related Resources:
Deering S, Rosen MA, Ludi V, et al. On the front lines of patient safety: implementation and evaluation of team training in Iraq. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2011 Aug;37(8):350-6.   
Patient Safety Program. Military health system takes TeamSTEPPS to Afghanistan. Washington, DC: United States Department of Defense; 2011 Aug. Available at http://health.mil/dodpatientsafety/News/Publications/ebulletin_august/Article3.aspx.  
Calohan J. Madigan uses patient safety techniques to improve health care. United States Army website. 2009 Nov 2. Available at http://www.army.mil/article/29728/.  
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 When:  May 23, 2013 Time: 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. ET
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Charles R. Denham, MD

Faith, great teams, and wonderful partners have served a calling to save lives, save money, and create value in communities held by both the not-for-profit TMIT and for-profit HCC Corporation founded by Dr. Denham. He is very grateful for having a supporting role in development of leadership, practices, and technology innovations that have led to safer healthcare for children and vulnerable populations over the last 30 years.

 Patient Safety Advocate
Patient Safety Advocate
The Voice of Patient and Family

Arlene Salamendra is a former Board member and Staff Coordinator of Families Advocating Injury Reduction (FAIR). A number of years ago, she was the subject of a preventable medical error. Since that time, she has devoted a portion of her time to giving support to other patients...

 Session Speakers and Reaction Panel
Brandon Tappan
Skilled Nursing Facilities and Coordinated Transitional Care Management

Brandon Tappan has been in long-term care senior leadership for six years and currently leads a group of executives who are responsible for quality improvement and earnings performance in 36 skilled nursing facilities and ALFs in Texas. Senior Care Centers serves approximately 3,700 patients daily and has 3,600 employees.

Colonel Peter G. Napolitano, MD
Lessons From the Front Line

Colonel (Dr.) Peter G. Napolitano, MD, holds academic appointments as a Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, and as an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of Health Services, Bethesda, MD. He is the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialty advisor to the Surgeon General, Department of the Army.

Emily Welebob
Reaction to Presentations

Emily Welebob, RN, MS, has a broad knowledge of patient safety and quality of care, clinical information systems, and health information exchange. Currently she is working with researchers to better understand how electronic health records and other observational datasets can be used for maximum clinical benefit and safety.

Mark McKenzie
Reaction to Presentations

Mark McKenzie came to Senior Care Centers with 20 years of operations experience in the long-term care industry, the last 15 years at both regional and senior levels of leadership. When he joined SCC in 2008, he was charged with developing the leadership team and operational platform that would launch operations beginning in May 2009 with 14 facilities and approximately $110 million annual revenues. He and the leadership team have grown operations to current revenue of $310 million...

Franck Guilloteau
Intro into Q&A and Reaction to Presentations

During the past 20 years with HCC Corporation, Franck Guilloteau has led multiple projects, spanning industry segments from aerospace and consumer products to software and fitness. He has assisted in development of the Spectrum Systems™, which is used by global suppliers as part of their production solution development. As Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Guilloteau takes the lead role in developing the knowledge management systems used by HCC's global partners, while keeping HCC equipped with technological advancements in multimedia, IT, e-commerce, and product development.

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