Hospital to home: Tomorrow's transitional care models (Kathleen Kelly presentation)
Panel: Hospital to Home: Tomorrow's transitional care models (Health Journalism 2011)
Speaker: Kathleen Kelly, M.P.A., executive director, Family Caregiver Alliance
Panel description: Among other things, the Affordable Care Act mandates hospital hand-offs, that is, "transitions" in policy speak, that reduce re-admissions, make better use of community-based health care resources and lower health care costs. This session explains the key players in transitional care, the services they are expected to provide, the challenges they face because of the high degree of integration all transitional care models require, and the huge role of family caregivers are expected to play.