Care Management and Quality Improvement Programs
Skilled Nursing Facility Collaborative
Temple Health works with 15 skilled nursing facilities that care for Temple Health patients to improve transitions, advance quality, and reduce readmissions from the post-acute setting. The program is establishing a clinical communication strategy, metric standardization, and a care management competency inventory with the goal of stronger hospital-SNF partnerships.
Home Health Collaborative
The Home Health Collaborative, developed along with six partner home health agencies, is working to reduce readmissions through improved discharge problem solving and shared resources. Initiatives include developing tools like surgical wound discharge dressing kits; and educational resources like information on medication reconciliation and documentation, and patient-directed instructions for use of after-hours call systems.
Long Term Care RISE: Building Resiliency Against Outbreaks
The LTC-RISE (Long Term Care Resiliency, Infrastructure Support and Empowerment) collaboration between Penn Medicine and Temple began as a grant from the PA Department of Health to provide COVID-19 outbreak response in skilled nursing facilities and care homes in Southeast Pennsylvania. The program has expanded through federal and state funding to include workforce development, assessment of and assistance with operational recovery and quality improvement, and creation of sustainable response systems for resiliency in the face of future outbreaks. The program convenes health systems, departments, healthcare coalitions and emergency management groups to create a regional outbreak response system that will last long into the future. Member facilities receive tools and training to build an organizational culture of safety and preparedness, along with help coordinating services and support from the state, such as staffing/recruitment and PPE. Our partners include Temple’s Skilled Nursing Home, Home Health, and Post-Acute Care Collaborative with whom we work to facilitate discharge planning.
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